San Diego, Calif., July 18, 2012 – Power Analytics will offer expertise in microgrid analysis in a new course at Penn State University running August 6-10. The course, “Advanced Power Systems – Introducing Microgrids” is produced in conjunction with the Penn State/Department of Energy (DOE) GridSTAR Center, Power Analytics and Eaton Corporation. The class will emphasize the basic power system concepts and algorithms including short circuit and protective device coordination, as well as advanced power system concepts and algorithms including power flow and transient stability.

“This course is being offered through the DOE GridSTAR Center and its partners to provide participants with key concepts in modeling electrical distribution systems that would be needed for understanding smart grid systems and microgrids,” said Zoha Memari, Energy Program Coordinator for Penn State University. “It is part of a foundation series of offerings of the GridSTAR Center.”

Brian Radibratovic from Power Analytics will join Michael King from Eaton Corporation as course instructors. Radibratovic received both his PhD. and M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology; and received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade.

“Students will obtain hands on training with modeling and design software, hands on knowledge of equipment and equipment factors, and lessons learned from practical implementations,” said Radibratovic. “At the end of the course students will know how to design and model electrical systems using the Power Analytics Paladin® DesignBase™ software and understand the advantages and limitations of software modeling to support the analysis.”

Registration is open to anyone interested in learning how power flow can be leveraged for practical implementations in microgrids and other commercial facilities. Additional course information, prerequisites and registration are now available at

Penn State will award a Certificate of Attendance that Pennsylvania professional engineers may retain for PE license renewal.

About Power Analytics Corporation

Used by the power industry for more than 25 years, Power Analytics’ software solutions have surged to the forefront of the electrical system planning, operation and smart grid market space for use in energy intensive, mission-critical facilities and microgrids. Paladin products currently protect more than $100 billion in customer assets including financial data centers, air traffic control sites, military installations, deep sea oil platforms, and power generation and distribution facilities. The company is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has a smart grid center of excellence in Raleigh, N.C.


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