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Using psspy and dyntools without PSSE

asked 2016-01-27 05:06:03 -0500

fran_jo gravatar image


I want to extract data from .out files, I do not need to run any power flow, dynamic simulation... so, my question is if I can use these libraries, psspy and dyntools without having the PSSE installed in the same PC.


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answered 2016-02-19 00:24:47 -0500

IanMelbourne93 gravatar image

You do not need PSSE running or a licence to extract data from out files. I do this constantly without opening PSSE and without a dongle. We have limited dongles in our office so this is a very handy trick.

As long as you do not run psspy or do a psspy init, you can run dyntools completely by itself which is all you need to extract the data. If you need psspy specific functions, then you will need your licence.

I run dyntools for extraction and plot in matplotlib

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This is very good to know! Thank you @IanMelbourne93! I tag this answer as a solution (even though both answers do help, but this is a preferred one!)

fran_jo gravatar imagefran_jo ( 2016-03-23 08:55:30 -0500 )edit

@IanMelbourne93, could you share the code to run dyntools for extraction of data and then plot in matplotlib? Thanks in advance

Karma1 gravatar imageKarma1 ( 2017-09-01 02:06:31 -0500 )edit

Please see this answer here, there is some code that should do that.

IanMelbourne93 gravatar imageIanMelbourne93 ( 2017-10-26 00:53:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-01-29 02:11:18 -0500

SqFKYo gravatar image

Heyas, I'm fairly certain you need PSS/E since you still need to use the PSS/E libraries, and when I tried to run my scripts on a remote machine, I got license warnings even though I didn't launch the PSS/E GUI itself.

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I was afraid of that. Well, since I am in developing mode it is ok. I will have to figure out a solution for that once I move to exploitation mode :) Thank you @SqFKYo

fran_jo gravatar imagefran_jo ( 2016-01-29 04:35:20 -0500 )edit

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