Digital Twin Solution to Design, Plan, Operate, Optimize & Automate Electrical Power Systems

ETAP 21.0 offers an impressive new set of integrated power analysis modules, electrical dimensioning capabilities, automation, and operations solutions.

From advanced renewable energy modeling, safety compliance, simulation tools, leading-edge model-driven real-time network management solutions, ETAP 21.0 addresses your requirements and industry needs.

ETAP 21.0 release includes new solutions & features plus 1,000's of enhancements and time-saving improvements supporting our customers with technology and best practices to become more:

 

Safe

Safe

Make all the right moves to improve safety

Reliable

Reliable

Maximize your power system reliability

Efficient

Efficient

Maximize your operational efficiency

Compliant

Compliant

Simplify and maintain regulatory compliance

Sustainable

Sustanable

Fast & accurate integration of renewables in the new energy landscape


Design Solutions

ArcSafety
New

AC Arc Flash

Reduce Risk, Improve Safety & Enforce Compliance based on Australian Std.

Compliance with guidelines for the selection, use and maintenance of PPE for electrical arc hazards

  • Calculation based on Australian Std. Energy Networks Association's ENA NENS 09-2014 (Sweeting Method)
  • Maximum and Minimum Arc Current Incident Energy Results
  • User-Definable Arc Current Determination Factors
  • 3-Phase/1-Phase, Electrode material, and Distance Exponent Factors
  • PPE Breakthrough ATPV Multiplier factor
  • Batch calculation for 1000's of locations
  • Edit, customize, and Print Labels from the Calculator
  • Arc-Flash Boundary and Shock Risk Assessment Plots
  • IE vs. Arc Duration and Working Distance Plots
  • Enclosed and Open-Air Typical Input Data (per IEEE 1584)
  • Arc-Flash Label Templates per ENA NENS 09
Arc-Flash-Plot-View
New

Arc-Flash Plot View

Transient Arc-Flash Result Graphical Comparison

  • New plots with a quick overview of multiple scenario results
  • Incident Energy vs. Working Distance and Arc Duration Lookup Chart
  • Worst-Case Arc-Flash Boundary vs. Electrode Configuration Plot
  • Transient Arc Current and Incident Energy Plots
  • Generic Transient Short-Circuit Bolted Fault Current Input Parameters (Generated)
  • Import Transient Short Circuit results to Integrate final Incident Energy Exposure
  • Ability to include asymmetrical current in Energy Integration
  • PlotView feature includes fully customizable plots including 3D Views
  • Unlimited Plot Customization ETAP Plot SnapShots™ to record and save unlimited plot views
  • Result Tooltips to aid in Result Visualization
DC-Arc-Flash
Enhanced

DC Arc Flash

Reduce Risk, Improve Safety & Enforce compliance based on German Std.

Identify and analyze high-risk arc flash areas with greater flexibility by simulating and evaluating various mitigation methods.

  • DC Arc Flash Calculator with Two Methods:
    • DGUV-I 203-077 – Worst Case (Max Power)
    • General (Iterative) – Based on Stokes
  • Shunt and Series DC Arc Fault Types
  • Batch Import and Export for 1000's of Locations
  • DC Arc Flash Custom Label Generation
  • PPE Evaluation based on VDE 0682-306-1-2 or User-Defined Energy Levels
  • Typical Input Data for Diff. Equipment Types
  • Electrode Material Correction Factors
  • Boundary Plots & Intuitive Easy-to-Use Interface
  • Export Results to CSV and MS Excel
Reliability-Assessment
Enhanced

Reliability Assessment

Assess the availability and quality of power supply at each customer service entrance

  • Analyze complete system or targeted feeders only
  • Display assessment results directly on GIS Diagram
  • Enhanced plot selection
Switching-Optimization
Enhanced

Switching Optimization

Automatically determine the optimal system configuration to achieve user-specified objectives

  • Alert & Visual Display on ETAP One-line & GIS Diagram
  • Enhanced modeling for switched capacitor banks
SSM
Enhanced

Switching Sequence Management

Ensure safety by graphically building, simulating & testing switching sequence plans

  • Validation of switch plans using Unbalanced Power Flow
  • Simulate switch plans on One-line or GIS Diagram
  • Export sequence plans to MS Excel
  • Export plans to online Sequence Management Viewer
TDLF
Enhanced

Time Domain Load Flow

Automatically & sequentially vary load and generation and solve steady-state power flows over time

  • Quasi-Static Load Flow (QSLF) with Controller dynamics simulation
  • Smart Inverter simulation and analysis
  • Time-domain profiles for VFD, induction, and synchronous machines
  • Plot response from Controllers and SVC/STATCOM
  • Total Active & Reactive Power Plots
  • Time Slider & Alerts for GIS Diagram
  • Interpolation between time steps smaller than profile resolution
  • Higher resolution time step external data support and simulation
Signal-Scope-Analyzer
Enhanced

Signal Scope Analyzer

Signal analyzer allows plotting and analysis of signals from various ETAP modules in multi-module studies

  • Analysis and filtering capability for undamped, overdamped, and underdamped signals
  • Study Plot Lists capability which allows the user to conveniently select specific plots to be generated and analyzed for their project
  • Comparison Signal Instruction files in XML format to support ETAP users with any regional settings
  • Unlimited plot customization with ETAP Plot SnapShots™ for single and comparison charts to record and save unlimited plot views
Volt-Var-Optimization
Enhanced

Volt/Var Optimization

Minimize VAR Losses and Improve Distribution Grid Efficiency

  • Alert visualization on GIS Diagram
  • Enhanced modeling for switched capacitor banks & distribution transformers
StarZ
Enhanced

StarZ Distance Protection

Gain insight into line protection, relay performance & evaluate system-wide protective device operation

  • Simulate protection impact based on Unbalanced Faults -AG, BG, CG, AB, BC, CA, ABG, BCG, and CAG
  • StarZ™ integration with eTraX™ for railway system protection simulation
  • Create and Manage StarView TCCs in StarZ mode
  • Normalized TCC based on StarZ Single-fault report
Transient-Stability
Enhanced

Transient Stability

Accurately simulate power system dynamics and transients

  • Frequency calculation for grid-forming inverter
  • Improved frequency estimation algorithm for dynamic simulation
Cable-System
Enhanced

Cable Systems

Calculate optimal and alternative cable sizes

  • Selection of cables based on Australian Standard AS/NZS 3008.1.1 up to and including 0.6/1 kV
  • Selection of cables based on New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3008.1.2 up to and including 0.6/1 kV
  • Built-in ampacity/capacity & derating factor tables based on methods of installation
  • Sizing of phase conductor based on loading, voltage drop, short-circuit, and harmonics
  • Batch cable management & dimensioning from Cable Manager
  • Updating Equipment Cable SC kA from Load Terminal Fault
  • Cable pulling upgraded to a 64-bit application
    Line-Ampacity-Calculation
    Enhanced

    Line Ampacity Calculation

    Calculate the current-temperature characteristics for overhead lines

    • Comply with IEEE 738-2012 standard
    • Study conductor ampacity vs. temperature characteristics
    • Determine maximum transmission & distribution line operating temperature under various loading conditions
    • Calculate transmission and distribution line derated ampacity based on temperature limit
    • Consider effects and adjustments due to weather, solar heat, & geographical location effects
    DataX
    Enhanced

    DataX

    Accelerate digitization and data exchange through built-in conversions

    SKM Import

    • Enhanced built-in conversion from SKM PowerTools® to ETAP, including conversion of DC system
    • Improved automatic single-line diagram generation

    Power Analytics / EDSA Import

    • Built-in conversion from Power Analytics® / EDSA®
    • Automatic single-line diagram generation

    Common Information Model Import

    • Import & automatic GIS diagram generation from CIM XML
    • Incremental data exchange with intelligent component property comparison
    • Automatic file ingestion using file watcher and scheduler with job logging
    • Automatic device warehouse creation
    • Automatic single-line diagram updates for the modified area without impact to non-changed areas
    • Automatic synchronization from GIS to single-line

    NTF Format

    • Built-in conversion using NTF file format for transfer of geospatial information (BS 7567)
    • Import data from Distribution Network Information System (DINIS) using NTF format
      ETAP-Application
      Enhanced

      ETAP Application

      Improved Compatibility & Security Compliances

      • Improved high-resolution display support
      • More responsive and performance improvements throughout
      • Username & access role display on the application title
      • Copy textbox to clipboard for other applications
      ISLD
      Enhanced

      iSLD

      Foundation for network visualization of electrical networks

      User-friendly interface for creating and managing the network database used for schematic network visualization.

      • Modify device ID directly on the single-line​
      • Modify & apply multi-meter styles from Theme Manager
      • Lock component physical location on single-line
      • Toggle result position
      • Information annotation alignment tools – Left, center, right & vertical spacing
      GridCode
      New

      GridCode - Smart Inverters

      Ensure compliance with grid code with modern Smart Inverter modeling & simulation

      Model & simulate inverters that dynamically work with the grid to increase resilience, reliability, safety, and security.

      • Makes autonomous decisions to keep grid stable and reliable as more DERs come online
      • Multiple modes of operation & control
        • Volt – Var
        • Volt – Watt
        • Watt – Power Factor
      • User-Defined Control Curves or Static Var Support
      • Real or Reactive Power Priority Modes
      • Include smart inverter constraints
      • Maintain compliance per IEEE 1547 and California Rule 21
        Smart-Inverter
        New

        Intelligent Controllers

        Renewable energy control system including microgrids & power plant controllers

        • Controller Element for Renewable Energy Modeling
        • Microgrid & Power Plant / Station Controllers
        • Inverters & Energy Storage Controllers
        • Graphical selection of monitoring and controlled devices
        • Import and automatic parameterization of 'black boxed' DLLs
          Etap-API
          Enhanced

          etapAPI

          etapAPI™ ETAP RESTful API for Interoperability

          Web services-based architecture for ETAP to interact with other complementary applications through data messaging

          • Connect to ETAP from any device, any platform
          • ETAP now exposes its services over a REST API
          • Readily implemented as a Python client in etapPy
          • Run scenarios, studies, get project data, all from your tools
            EtapPY
            Enhanced

            etapPy

            Scripting & Study Automation using Python

            Feature-rich ETAP-Python API and IDE for creating and executing python scripts

            • Integration of ETAP and Python scripting language
            • Run ETAP studies remotely and in-parallel across machines
            • API expansion, including automation of
              • Short Circuit
              • Star Sequence of Operation
            • Detailed reference documentation (descriptions, example code)
              Libraries
              Enhanced

              Engineering Libraries

              Verified & Validated Equipment Libraries

              Industry-standard for the most comprehensive V&V engineering equipment libraries. The latest library updates are included with every release & available for download from ETAP Help Center™.

              • Enhanced LV Circuit Breaker modeling capability
              • New Protective Device models (1,100+)
                • LV Circuit Breakers
                • LV Trip Devices
                • Fuses
                • Relays

                Operation Solutions


                eOTS
                Enhanced

                eOTS

                Instructor & Trainees System with Dynamic Power System Response

                Improve and augment operator / dispatcher training for electrical systems through real-world practical learning and supports decision-making via "what-if" simulations for steady-state and dynamic system conditions.

                • Efficient power system analysis by comparing graphical results from multiple studies
                • Advanced high-speed Python Framework
                • Available for all modules with plot-based reports
                • Automatic sizing & sub-plot arrangements
                • Tooltip & cross-hair based value tracking
                AFAS
                Enhanced

                AFAS

                Automated Fault Analysis Software

                Operational and decision-support analysis software to analyze waveforms recorded during fault.

                • Automatic fault information retrieval – COMTRADE
                • Fault type, impedance & location identification
                • Field data sequence of operation by relay, bay, substation & zone
                • Line positive and zero sequence estimation
                • Phasor, RMS, harmonics, power & frequency estimation
                • Model verification
                • Automatic event report generation with model-based & rule-based root cause analyses
                • Graphical visualization & reporting of fault location
                • Integrates with ETAP eProtect™ & Outage Management System (OMS)
                FLISR
                Enhanced

                FLISR

                Fault Location Isolation & Service Restoration

                • Network components capacity evaluation
                • Forecasted affected area based on trouble calls
                • Fault location based on trouble call, FPI Signals and protection devices data
                • Integrated with etap AFAS engine
                • Automated isolation, partial restoration, and full restoration switching steps
                • Control inhibition on affected feeders
                • Integrated Switching Order Management
                • LSD and GIS Graphical Web/Workstation Displays
                eSI
                Enhanced

                eSI

                Proactive Situational Awareness

                • Identifies potential problems under current conditions
                • Predicts system contingencies before operator actions
                • Validates continuously process changes and indicates out of normal conditions
                eAPM
                Enhanced

                eAPM

                Integrated Maintenance Management

                • Access Asset information via Mobile devices
                • Manage maintenance
                • Create and manage work orders
                • Integrated with ETAP Model
                • Include procedures, test, and maintenance documentation records
                ADMS
                Enhanced

                etapADMS

                Model-Driven Planning, eSCADA, DMS & OMS Solution

                Volt/Var Optimization

                • Advisory / Supervisory Modes
                • HTML5 Visualization Dashboard
                • Reporting and Validation Charts

                Outage Management System

                • Crew Management
                • Dispatch App
                • CIS Integration
                • SOM Integratio
                • Reclosure support
                eSCADA
                Enhanced

                eSCADA

                Electrical System Control and Data Acquisition

                Alarm Management

                • Email and SMS Notification & Acknowledgement
                • HTML5 Interface

                User Defined Reports

                • System Level
                • Shift Change
                • Alarm Reasons
                • SOM Integration
                • Outage Summary
                DERMS
                Enhanced

                etap DERMS

                Distributed Energy Resource Management System

                • Wind, Solar & Energy Storage
                • Grid Code Compliance
                • Integrated Hosting Capacity Analysis
                • Grid Operation & Optimization
                • DER Forecasting
                Microgrid-controller
                Enhanced

                etap μGrid

                Model Driven Microgrid Control & Management

                An integrated model-driven design software and control hardware solution to develop, simulate, optimize, validate, and control microgrids.

                • Optimal Dispatch of Microgrid Resources
                • Grid-Connected and Islanding Control & Management
                • Demand Side Management
                • Energy Storage Management
                • Generation & Load Forecasting
                • Performance Testing & Validation
                ePPC
                Enhanced

                ePPC

                Model Driven Power Plant Controller

                Model-driven renewable power plant control and management with SCADA visualization, predictive analysis, optimization and forecasting.

                • Control & Manage Hybrid Power Plants
                • Generation Optimization
                • Power Smoothing
                • Energy Storage Management
                • Performance Testing & Validation
                • SIL and HIL Testing and Simulation
                • Design & Operate for Grid Code Compliance

                Cloud & Mobile Solutions


                eProtect
                Enhanced

                eProtect

                Centralized Web-Based Protection & Asset Management

                Solution for relay settings change management to manage location, information, and settings throughout the lifecycle of protective relays and substation assets.

                • Increased data quality & access management
                • Automatic notification, processing & relay settings file generation
                • Protection setting synchronization between a physical relay & ETAP Star Protective Device Coordination
                • Integrated with Advanced Fault Analysis System (AFAS)
                eWeb
                Enhanced

                eWeb

                Web Browser based Simulation, Monitoring, and Reporting

                • HTML5/JS based Web Interface
                • Load Flow & Short-Circuit Simulations
                • Asset Management Interface
                • Real-Time Dashboard Integration
                • Reports and Work Orders
                etap-APP
                Enhanced

                etapAPP 6.0

                Mobile Field Data Collection & Synchronization

                Increase accessibility to ETAP projects for data collection and verification with the updated version of etapAPP™, a tablet application made for field engineers.

                • Now available on Google Play Store for Android Platform

                ETAP21-Webinar Events - Part 1

                 

                ETAP 21 Release Highlights Part 1 - Design, Analysis & Simulation

                Webinar

                ETAP 21.0 offers a new set of integrated power analysis modules, electrical dimensioning capabilities, automation, and operations solutions. In this webinar, we demonstrate new Design, Analysis & Simulation Solutions & Features, plus many of the enhancements and time-saving improvements.

                ETAP21-Webinar Events - Part 2

                 

                ETAP 21 Release Highlights Part 2 - Monitoring, Control, Automation & Management

                Webinar

                In this webinar, we will introduce new features & solutions for Power System Monitoring, Control, Training Simulator, Situational Intelligence, Advanced Protection, Automation Analysis & Asset Management and Digital-Twin Driven Automation & Renewable Energy Power Management.



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