San Diego, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 – Power Analytics Corporation, the leader in advanced electrical power software solutions, recently unveiled an important set of updates to its Paladin modeling and analysis platform – Paladin® DesignBase™4.0 Service Pack 2. This most recent version adds a range of additional functionality and user recommended benefits setting a new standard in power systems modeling and electrical software design.

“Paladin DesignBase 4.0 Service Pack 2 sets a new standard in power systems modeling in terms of advanced features, functions and ease of use,” said John Jennings, Director of Product Management for Power Analytics. “By incorporating feature requests from our growing user base, we’ve created the most powerful modeling environment ever, both in terms of on-the-job user productivity and overall software management.”

Dr. Brian Radibratovic, Director of Power Engineering states that, “the new Research Lab option for DesignBase users is specifically created to advance the Power Analytics University program and represents our continued commitment to academic and research facilities around the world.”

Some of the many new features and functions now available with DesignBase 4.0 Service Pack 2 include:

Paladin® Research Lab

  • Enables researchers to run DesignBase within their research environment. Well suited for university research, development and deployment of microgrid control algorithms, and much more.

Arc Flash

  • New DC arc flash program based on NFPA-70E 2012 recommendations including table lookup and maximum power method.
  • Enabled use of Fixed or Movable option for each bus and enhanced annotation to display the worst-case scenario.

Protective Device Coordination

  • New Coordination Report that detects parts of the network with coordination issues. Instead of analyzing hundreds of protective paths, engineers can now focus only on paths with issues.

Paladin DesignBase 4.0 Service Pack 2 is available now. For more information please visit

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.


Paladin, Paladin DesignBase, Paladin Live, Paladin SmartGrid, and Power Analytics are trademarks of Power Analytics Corporation. For more information about Power Analytics and its products, visit


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