Power Digital Twin

A Digital Twin is most commonly considered for assets on a power network such as a power generation device (a generator) or other critical component but can also be a consumer of power such as a compressor or other critical device that uses the power.  Power Analytics takes the digital twin to a new level by employing a power model of the entire power network or grid.

The Power Analytics power model deployed in real-time is a digital twin.  The electrical power model created from Power Analytics DesignBase™ software (an integrated power modeling and electric one-line application) represents the entire power infrastructure or power network.  With more than 5 years of deployed systems and experience integrating real-time data with the power model, the Power Analytics PDT contrasts and compares actual electrical performance of the physical power network with the digital twin of the power network.  

Power Analytics Power Digital Twin™ is unique in the spectrum of modeling software because of the requirements for high fidelity driven by overwhelming safety standards of power engineering.  

The Power Digital Twin can be further incorporated into other tools in such as artificial intelligence tools and machine learning because of the architecture of the underlying Power Analytics Gateway™ software.  The power model itself accelerates the learning of a digital twin by providing complex electrical rules based on industry standards and verified by safety standards.

This next generation of capability from Power Analytics is a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that can be deployed securely on the public cloud or on secure private clouds depending on the requirements of the client.  Power Analytics PDT incorporates advanced power concepts for real-time power flow, device coordination, state estimation, arc flash and many more.

Power Analytics PDT as a tool for end users can simply identify how the power network is performing and any variation to expected performance.  The same tool visually includes actual versus expected and predicts the impact of changes in energy, power, availability, cost, and maintenance. With role-based options to present high-level information or dashboards, the entire mathematical model is instantly available as the native detailed model to electric power engineering professionals including consulting and planning engineers.

Active Single Lines (ASL or Active one lines)

An ASL is the most basic of value dashboards showing in any browser or device the current state of the power network.  ASL links specific real-time data to the power model to animate the browser-based display based on the actual conditions.  An example of an ASL is shown below:

Blackboard™ (Real-time simulation)

With the power model as a basic element, Power Analytics PDT includes the ability for users to evaluate maintenance procedures, evaluate options, and train users to simulate virtually any “what-if” scenario.

Real-time Arc Flash (RTAF)

Derived from the same power model is the ability to integrate arc flash analysis in real-time.  This patented approach is the most important element of power studies. Run a real-time arc flash study each time an engineer prepares to work in an energized area.

For more information on the Power Analytics Power Digital Twin™ (PDT) please contact:

Steve Lopiano – slopiano@poweranalytics.com