The preview version is available on the DIgSILENT website, to registered users of companies with valid guarantee/maintenance, on the Download Area section for registered users. Please be aware that this preview version is for your interest and feedback only; the official release is expected in December 2020.
The significant developments in PowerFactory 2021 include:
A redesign of the plot functionality, offering new style and layout options, intuitive customisation of the plot view, and new features such as Multi-Curve Tracking
A new Economic Analysis Tools module, incorporating the new Power Park Energy Analysis function
A new Optimal Equipment Placement tool, for analysis and optimisation in the planning of distribution networks
New tools such as the Variation Manager and the Operation Scenario Manager, simplifying the management and editing of network variations, expansion stages and operation scenario data
Numerous enhancements in the Power Equipment Models, allowing for even more detailed and sophisticated studies
Extensions to data converters, such as the support of CGMES 3.0 and new NEPLAN-import data file formats
The new and improved models and functions in the PowerFactory 2021 Preview version continue the process of enhancement and development which ensures that PowerFactory remains the ideal tool for a wide range of network planning and operational studies, from small micro-grids to large transmission and distribution networks, including HVDC and renewable technologies.