Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Kanpur has got two real time digital simulator and are located in ACES building (ACES-105) of the Department. They are -

  • RTDS
  • Opal-RT

A six rack Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS), facility supported by DST New Delhi under Intensification of Research in High Priority Areas(IRHPA) scheme, has been made operational since July 2011. The facility is located in ACES Building (ACES 105)in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur.

With the advent of synchrophasor technology, the real time monitoring and control of power system has become possible. The major components of synchrophasor based WAMCS include PMUs, which provide voltage and current phasor information at a speed of 50/60 frames per second and the PDC situated at a control station.

These equipments have also been made operational utilizing the funds from Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore. Various research works with respect to synchrophasor based Wide Area Monitoring and Control (WAMC) of power system as well as renewable integration are being carried out using the RTDS facility.

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