Manitoba Hydro International

PSCAD


4 / 5
1 review

Who Uses This Software?

Practicing Engineers, graduate students, and researchers in power systems and power electronics.


Average Ratings

1 Review

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Manitoba Hydro International
  • hvdc.ca/pscad/
  • Canada

About PSCAD

PSCAD is a fast, accurate, and easy-to-use power system simulator for the design, analysis, optimization, and verification of power systems and power electronic controls. When used with the EMTDC transient simulation program, PSCAD provides a rich set of tools and models for complete and accurate analysis of electrical systems. With limitless applications, PSCAD has become the visual design tool of choice for commercial, industrial, and research organizations worldwide.


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PSCAD Features

  • 3D Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Turbulence Modeling

PSCAD Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Powerful tool for simulation of Electromagnetic Transients

Jun 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has a fairly complete library of devices for electrical components and control, I used it for simulation of ElectroMagnetic Transients to achieve the current intensity under which the backflashover occurs in voltage dischargers of 115 kV transmission lines, useful value for the coordination of isolation and for the statistics of how many faults the line can have during a year, this function can be done in this software manually increasing the discharge current or automatically with the use of multiple run, everything will depend on the skill and of knowledge that you have of this application, that is, it is quite powerful, but you have to know all its functions very well. It also allows the simulation of the elements of the line as detailed as the user requires, of course the results will depend on the accuracy of the data that is entered.

Cons: The management of the software is not intuitive, it requires previous training to be able to start with its use, as well as the mastery of the electromagnetic transients is required. On the other hand, the way in which the library is stored could be improved in order to perform the selection of devices by dragging them, as is done with the palette control and the electrical palette.

Overall: In my company it is used for the estimation of faults during a year of a transmission line for the purposes of a service contract with the company that supplies the electric power, and for the realization of insulation coordination in transmission lines and substations.