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Demonstration of the GridLAB-D Power Flow Software

Craig Miller
Chief Scientist
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
President
GridLAB-D Association

Abstract
As the electrical grid moves towards more active control, it is becoming increasingly necessary to employ dynamic power flow modeling in the design of distribution and transmission system. The tools for this anlaysis (notably OpenDSS and GridLAB-D) are, however, complicated and expensive to use, and beyond the capabilities of most utilities. To address this problem, the NRECA has developed a framework which manages the modelsí data and provides for sharing of information and example runs around models. This open source tool (the Open Modeling Framework) has reduced the time to set up and run dynamic power flow studies by more than 90%. This will drive more sophisticated design to make better use of advanced distribution automation technology