Simulate the Microgrid Under Peak Usage Conditions

XENDEE's Balance of System Engineering Analysis is a top down interface that, similar to the GIS mode, allows users to quickly drag and drop components into an interconnected One-Line Diagram. This will also generate the bill of materials for the Microgrid including cabling, transformers, powerlines, and specific loads such as industrial motors or heating systems. To speed up the design process, this mode also includes a large catalog of components as well as the ability to save private catalogs for your organization that can be shared between groups.
Additionally, the One-Line Diagram system integrates with XENDEE's Power Flow Analysis tools which analyzes each of the components at every node of the design to verify that the system can handle the voltages of peak usage. If there is an issue found, XENDEE will highlight it in the analysis which indicates areas where the system integrity could be in danger, especially during surges in usage, outages, and industrial motor black starts. This is all intended to allow clients and investors to test-drive systems at a variety of time-step resolutions for proof of performance and resilience.

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Model Advanced Power Flow Simulations of Your Microgrid Design

Industry Leading Simulation Tool Designed for Professional Use

  • Developed for engineers worldwide with ANSI/IEC symbols, metric/imperial, 60hz/50hz, and Dyn1/Dyn11 vector group options.
  • Benefit from world-class OpenDSS analytics and simulation technology and 20+ years of EPRI research output.
  • Single-phase and three-phase power sources such as diesel and gas generators can be easily modeled and simulated.
  • Design and simulate both non-magnetic and magnetically shielded cable configurations. Vendor catalogs enhance user productivity.
  • Automatically compute settings for control elements such as LTCs based on monitored values and voltage control settings.
  • No voltage, impedance or frequency limitations including integrated support for ANSI 60Hz and IEC 50Hz power system models.
  • Meshed network designs with multiple swing buses and generation sources and DYN1 / DYN11 delta connections.
  • Multi-Phase Load Models including
    • Constant kVA
    • Constant Impedance
    • Constant Current Magnitude
    • Constant P Quadratic Q
    • Nominal Linear P Quadratic Q
    • Constant P Fixed Q
    • Constant P
    • Fixed Impedance Q
    • Special ZIP model.
  • Model transformer LTC controls and monitor voltage at remote locations to emulate various Microgrid devices.

Verify the Capabilities of Your Microgrid

XENDEE uses sophisticated algorithms to identify network design issues that could plague a Microgrid during peak usage. XENDEE also helps engineers avoid input data errors and design mistakes with real-time field level error checkers and tool-tips.

Analyze Daily Fluctuations Using Quasi-Static Time-Series Analysis

XENDEE’s Quasi-Static Time-Series Power Flow analysis, powered by EPRI OpenDSS, delivers world-class simulation speed and essentially guarantees power flow solution convergence with a default tolerance of 0.0001 in voltage magnitude. Real and reactive generation and loads can be scheduled at any location and users can easily examine: bus voltage, power flow of kW and kVAR through cables, wires, circuit breakers and transformers, accurately determine total system losses and line and transformer loading, along with bus voltage and line current violations.

Integrated Geospatial Information System

The XENDEE One-Line Diagram and Power Flow Simulation model connects with Google Map’s Geographical Information System to enable overlay of your power system onto its real geographic location. This enables users to truly visualize the system like never before, while informing system design decisions such as cable lengths.

Test-Drive Microgrids

XENDEE enables “trialability” of optimized Microgrid configurations and gives clients and investors the ability to test-drive systems at 1 hour down to 1/100th of a second time-step resolution for proof of performance and resilience.

Integrate With Other Tools

One-Line Diagram and Quasi-Static Time-series (QSTS) Power Flow model data of the Microgrid is delivered in native EPRI OpenDSS format to easily integrate with existing utility distribution planning tools.

Verify Value and Benefits

See for yourself the many value streams a Microgrid can generate, and give your digital designs a test run with cutting-edge QSTS Power Flow simulations with optimized dispatch before committing.

Assess the Impact of Motor Starting Events

XENDEE’s multi-motor, multi-phase motor starting analysis provides valuable insight on the voltage condition of nodes throughout a Microgrid power distribution system during starting events for induction motors.

XENDEE directly integrates several common starting techniques, while OpenDSS technology provides planners with the ability to extend models in order to simulate virtually any type of motor starting scenario.

Integrated Technology Catalogs to Expedite Designs

Create your own custom equipment catalogs or use XENDEE’s default catalogs and minimize the need for nameplate data. XENDEE stores hundreds of common and vendor specific equipment information to save you time in designing a system.
ANSI and IEC Catalogs Including:
Connection Equipment
Voltage Control
Technology Equipment

Identify and Resolve Weak Connections with Short Circuit Analysis

XENDEE provides design engineers with the unique ability to model Microgrids and perform short circuit simulations on interconnected, meshed balanced and unbalanced multi-phase topologies.

Generate Meaningful Reports Designed to Aid Decision Making

Regardless of analysis types, XENDEE allows you to generate professional reports within seconds, and share them via many popular output formats.