The Hybrid Real-Time Dispatcher Training Simulator: Basic Approach, Software-Hardware Structure and Case Study

Aleksey Suvorov, Alexander Gusev, Nikolay Ruban, Mikhail Andreev, Alisher Askarov, Sergey Stavitsky

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The article presents the Hybrid Real-Time Dispatcher Training Simulator (HRTDTS). The main advantages of this simulator are the adequate simulation of a single spectrum of processes in the object for training - any real electric power system (EPS), as well as the real-time control of the equipment circuit-mode states in modes of the EPS operation. This is achieved by the HRTDTS development within the concept of hybrid simulation, which allows to surpass the modern widely-used simulators based purely on numerical simulation, which do not comprehensively reproduce processes in the EPS and limit the training of certain dispatchers skills. The dispatcher simulator structure and the developed specialized HRTDTS software are demonstrated. The developed dynamic dashboards for monitoring and operating, implementing the circuit-mode states visualization of the equipment or the EPS districts that correspond to specific objects for training, are presented. The special panels that display extended information about the processes in the EPS are also shown in the article. The comparison of simulation results with the data, obtained via RTDS, for the HRTDTS validation was carried out. The practical emergency scenario for the training of dispatching personnel, including the assignment of an emergency situation and the actions of dispatchers to eliminate it, was created for testing and demonstration of the HRTDTS capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20180165
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • dispatcher training simulator
  • electric power system
  • HRTSim
  • hybrid simulation
  • real time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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