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Section 1 PSSE Overview

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PSSE Program Sections


Steady-State Analysis Power Flow and Graphics Unbalanced Fault Analysis Transmission Line Constant Calculation Optimal Power Flow Contingency Analysis Reliability Analysis Dynamic Analysis Dynamic Simulation Control Section and Model Library Extended Term Dynamics Linear System Analysis
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PSSE Program Structure


Computer Operating System

PSSETM31
Power Flow & Graphics Fault Analysis Optimal Power Flow Contingency analysis Reliability analysis Dynamic stability analysis & Plotting

PSSPLT

IPLAN

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ACTIVITY Based Interaction within PSSE


USER
User selects an Activity
ACTIVITY

Activity operates on data in program memory

Working Data COMPLETE SET OF POWER FLOW DATA


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Copy of working data stored on disk


SAVE or RAWD

Retrieve data from disk to form working case


CASE or READ

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Working Files
FMWORK - Used by all activities involving the factorized system admittance matrix. DSWORK - Used by dynamic simulation activities. SCWORK - Used by fault analysis activities.

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PSSE creates these files for the User. PSSE tells User if files become fragmented. These files can reside in either the Users Working Directory or Home Directory Working Directory: directory to which you are attached when PSSE is started Home Directory: directory specified in the file PSSE.INI

Starting Up PSSE
Two basic ways to start up PSSE in the MS Windows environment: 1) Click on: Start, Programs, PSSE, PSSE (power flow) Starts up in PSSE31\EXAMPLE directory by default. 2) Double-click on PSSE desktop icon (User has to create this first) Use Windows Explorer to create shortcut to PSSE31\PSSBIN\PSSE31.EXE Drag shortcut to desktop Edit Properties of desktop icon to specify desired Working Directory in the Start in: field. Can have multiple icons on desktop, each referring to a different Working Directory.

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Power Flow Main Menu Upon Startup

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Views in the Power Flow Interface


Menu Bar Toolbars

Diagram View Tree View

Spreadsheet View

Status Bar

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Report/ Progress Window

Major Components (Views)


Tree View: Network items as selectable elements in a hierarchical List, organized by data type and reside in expandable/collapsible folders. Spreadsheet View: All network data, with tabs for various data categories. Progress/Report View: All progress and report output. Diagram View: Facilitates creation and display of one-line diagrams in new Slider format. Toolbars: Allows convenient selection of analytical tools, creation of oneline diagrams, generation of reports, selection of subsystems and view management. Main Menu: Provides access to file handling, interface views, analytical functions, automation tools, I/O formatting, toolbar organization and online help. Status Bar: Provides information related to the diagram status and operating mode.
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Mouse Operation
Left Mouse Click to select Right Mouse Click to display menu of available operations. Left Mouse Double Click on the Tree or the Diagram to locate item in spreadsheet.

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Network Data Editing

This row of data being edited. Must move cursor to another row or click on pencil to confirm data change.
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One tab for each data category

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Power Flow Solution


Power Flow>Solution>Solve or Toolbar

Convergence Monitor

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Power Flow Solution Report


Power Flow > Reports > bus based reports or Toolbar

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Customizing
Controls & Options: WINPSSE.PRM - All Platforms Located in PSSE\PSSPRM by default. Can be put in Users Working Directory or the Home Directory (defined in PSSE.INI). PSSE.INI - MS Windows (Windows Resource File) Located in X:\WINDOWS (where WINDOWS can also be WINNT, WIN95, etc.) PSSE - Unix (Motif Resource File) Located in $psse\pssprm TOOLBAR can be customized in PSSE.INI file. Program options are controlled by Activity OPTN within PSSE. PSSE options file (PSSE.OPT) located in PSSE\PSSLIB by default. Can be modified and stored in Users Working Directory or the Home Directory.

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Program Settings (Misc > OPTN)


Input / output units Power flow solution default settings System base frequency Startup bus dimension

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File Search Rules


PSSE looks for various files that it needs or uses during program start-up and execution in specific locations. PSSE uses the first file it finds. First looks in Users Working Directory Then looks in Users Home Directory Then looks in PSSE default file location. Example: file WINPSSE.PRM A copy of this file can exist in the default location, and/or the Home Directory, and/or the Working Directory. If in Working Directory, that copy is used, ignoring all other copies. If not in Working Directory, but in Home Directory, that copy is used, ignoring all other copies. If not in either Working Directory or Home Directory, the copy in default location is used. User must be cognizant of the directory structure and the existence of various files to ensure that the proper version is used for a particular application.

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PSSE Documentation in PDF Format

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PSSE Online Documentation - 1 Release Notes Compatibility with Previous Release Users Manual PSSE Application Program Interface (API) Program Operation Manual
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Volumes I & II Ready Reference Sheets for GRPG, PSAS and PSEB

Program Application Guide


Volumes I & II

Optimal Power Flow Manual PSSPLT Program Manual


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PSSE Online Documentation - 2


IPLAN Program Manual Transmission Line Characteristics Program Manuals
TMLC Line Properties Calculator

PSSE for Windows Utilities


Saved Case Data Extraction Subroutines Guide to Printing and Plotting PSSE-WECC Data Conversion Manual UCTE Data Exchange Format Manual

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