GridCal Project

Hello everyone,

We wanted to reach out and introduce GridCal an open source collaborative power system simulation software. This is a Python based project meant to be used either stand alone (GUI) or as a Python Library. Some of the main features are:

  • Power Flow.
    • Robust Newton Raphson (AC and Multi-terminal ACDC).
    • Levenberg-Marquardt (AC and Multi-terminal ACDC).
    • Fast Decoupled PF (AC only).
    • Holomorphic embedding (AC only).
  • Optimal Power Flow.
    • Linear with losses.
    • Loss-less simple generation dispatch.
  • Time Series.
  • PTDF / OTDF.
  • Black Out Cascading (needs work).
  • Short Circuit.
  • Device Templates
  • Grid Reduction (needs work)
  • Monte Carlo / Latin Hypercube Stochastic Power Flow.]

We are currently working on:

  • Improving Documentation
  • Creating a course and tutorials
  • Debugging features
  • Incorporation of ACDC models
  • Developing more tests

We are looking for:

  • Testers - people who want to use, evaluate and critique the project in order to add valuable input for improvements.
  • Developers - people who can help with maintenance and development of the project. Specifically people with Python and/or power system modeling experience. Probably it is a good case for researchers or MsC and PhD students.

If you are interested or have any comments/questions please check out:

Thank you!


Hi @manuelnvro,

thanks for good overview!
I created a first version of a model factsheet on the OEP:

Feel free to update and enhance the model description.

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