June 20, 2007
The first Pacific region PowerFactory users' group meeting held on
Wednesday 20 June 2007 in the Park Hyatt hotel in Melbourne was a huge
success. The meeting was attended by 30 engineers representing
transmission and distribution utilities, consultants and industrial
users of PowerFactory from across Australia and New Zealand. The meeting
was followed by a two day wind power integration seminar conducted by
Dr Markus Poeller.
Lively formal and informal discussions on the issues raised continued till late at night at the official dinner. The new features of PowerFactory version 14.0 was of particular interest and met with enthusiasm. The formal presentations were from wide ranging applications of PowerFactory. The papers presented by Vector, Nokian and NEMMCO were particularly well received by the audience.
Subsequent formal feedback from delegates was very positive and indicated a strong desire to have PowerFactory users' group meeting every second year in Melbourne. The majority of those attending indicated that they would continue to support future meetings and in fact gave the event the tick of approval.
For more information see also the proceedings and presentations of the conference:
Cable System Modelling
(Peter Willis, DIgSILENT Pacific)
Harmonic Analysis ...
(Marius Jansen, Nokian Capacitors)
(Ashok Parsotam, Vector Ltd)
Protection Relay ...
(Koos Theron, DIgSILENT Pacific)
Wind Generator Modelling ...
(Markus Pöller, DIgSILENT GmbH)
Wind Penetration Study
(Andrew Robertson, NEMMCO)