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How to output in a readable format the monitoring in PSS/E

asked 2019-05-04 12:49:20 -0500

toderesa97 gravatar image

I have this script:

CASE = r'''C:\\Program Files (x86)\\PTI\\PSSE34\\EXAMPLE\\savnw.sav'''

# Convert loads (3 step process):

# Convert generators:

# Solve for dynamics

# Add dynamics data
psspy.dyre_new(dyrefile="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\PTI\\PSSE34\\EXAMPLE\\savnw.dyr")

# Add channels by subsystem
psspy.chsb(sid=0,all=1, status=[-1,-1,-1,1,13,0])

# Initialize
psspy.strt(outfile="test.out")   <----------------------------------------------
simtime = 1,simtime,99,19,0)

but turns out that the test.out file is in binary and hence, cannot be interpreted directly but just for PSS/E. I was wondering whether there is a way to output such content in a readable format, such as .csv, .xlxs,... to treat it. If not, could you come up with an idea to deal with this situation?

Thanks for your time.


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answered 2019-05-07 14:38:11 -0500

jconto gravatar image

Check the python code "" located in the "example" folder, to extract (all or selected) channels in an *.out file. To get a description of the functions available in "dyntools.pyc", run the following code:

#display help in module dyntools.pyc
import psse33
import dyntools
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answered 2019-05-06 04:11:08 -0500

perolofl gravatar image

You can export to Excel in the GUI:

  1. Open .out file
  2. Right click the file in Plot Tree View and select "Export to Excel"
  3. All channels are now written to a .xlsx file.

Unfortunately, there is no API to perform the action from python.

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Thank you for replying. Unfortunately, that's not a valid solution for me. Do you know if there is a way to ask for the monitoring data through the python API?

toderesa97 gravatar imagetoderesa97 ( 2019-05-06 10:24:46 -0500 )edit

You can open the .out file with dyntools and write the channel values to .csv or an excel file using for example excelpy.

perolofl gravatar imageperolofl ( 2019-05-06 14:10:51 -0500 )edit

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