DIgSilent GmbH

- Power System Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Software

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DIgSILENT has set standards and trends in power system modelling, analysis and simulation for more than 25 years. The proven advantages of the PowerFactory software are its overall functional integration, its applicability to the modelling of generation-, transmission-, distribution- and industrial grids, and the analysis of these grids’ interactions. With version PowerFactory 2017, DIgSILENT takes a further step towards seamless integration of functionality and data management within a multi-user environment.


  • Economical all-in-one solution with broad coverage of state-of-the-art power system applications
  • Extensive and flexible modelling capabilities with rich suite of power equipment models and libraries
  • Supports all network representations and phase technologies
  • Powerful network diagrams and graphic/visualisation features
  • Single- and multi-user environment with full support of team-working, user accounting, profiles and flexible customisation
  • Unique data management concept including project versioning and archiving mechanisms, master/derived concepts with compare and merge tools
  • Unlimited possibilities for process optimisation based on integrated scripting functionality
  • Rich interfacing and system integration options (e.g. GIS, SCADA, EMS)
  • Professional support via customer portal or hotline, as well as continuous product maintenance and development

The PowerFactory Base Package provides analysis modules coupled with a wide range of power equipment models, integrated tools and features for fundamental PowerFactory applications.

Basic Functions and Integrated Features

  • Load Flow Analysis
  • Short-Circuit Analysis
  • Load Flow Sensitivities
  • Basic MV/LV Network Analysis
  • Power Equipment Models
  • Network Model Manager
  • Network Diagrams and Graphic Features
  • Results and Reporting
  • Basic Converters and Interfaces

The Base Package can be extended with a wide range of additional functions according to specific requirements of the user.

  • Contingency Analysis
  • Quasi-Dynamic Simulation
  • Network Reduction
  • Protection Functions
  • Arc-Flash Analysis
  • Cable analysis
  • Power Quality and Harmonic Analysis
  • Connection Request Assessment
  • Transmission Network Tools
  • Distribution Network Tools
  • Outage Planning
  • Reliability Analysis Functions
  • Optimal Power Flow (OPF)
  • Techno-Economical Analysis
  • State Estimation
  • Stability Analysis Functions (RMS)
  • Electromagnetic Transients (EMT)
  • Motor Starting Functions
  • Small Signal Stability (Eigenvalue Analysis)
  • System Parameter Identification
  • Scripting and Automation

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