AURORAxmp PowerWorld Simulator
The AURORAxmp-PowerWorld Simulator Interface
EPIS, in conjunction with PowerWorld, developed the AURORAxmp-PowerWorld Simulator Interface to integrate AURORAxmp and PowerWorld Simulator. The AURORAxmp-PowerWorld Simulator Interface operates both models, augmenting their full capabilities in a seamless modeling process.
PowerWorld Simulator users gain access to the detailed database, sophisticated generation commitment and dispatch logic and risk capabilities of AURORAxmp. AURORAxmp users benefit from the power flow and nodal pricing strengths of PowerWorld Simulator, a high-voltage optimal power flow model. Power marketers, developers, and resource planners now have a powerful, easy-to-use interface to efficiently set up and run nodal studies.
AURORAxmp users may license the Interface. The Interface enables an AURORAxmp user to set up and run PowerWorld Simulator from the AURORAxmp graphical user interface. Based on the set-up assumptions and data maps, AURORAxmp dispatches and performs unit-commitment and dynamically passes hourly data to PowerWorld Simulator. AURORAxmp automatically runs the PowerWorld Simulator option selected to produce generation information and locational marginal prices (LMP) for the hours selected in the study.
The software and the data needed to get started performing LMP analyses are available. Moreover, users can use data from their own and other industry sources. Access to the EPIS data is subject to the confidentiality requirements of the originating sources, such as FERC or ISOs.