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  • SynerGEE Electric

    Release Notes

    Version 5.1

  • Edition This edition applies to SynerGEE Electric 5.1 and to subsequent releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.

    Trademarks

    SynerGEE is a registered trademark and Stoner Software is a trademark of GL Noble Denton, Inc. All brands and product names are trademarks of the respective owner.

    Restricted rights, warranties, and liabilities

    The software discussed in this document is provided under a Software License Agreement and may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of that license.

    All warranties given by GL Noble Denton, Inc. concerning GL Noble Denton asset software are set forth in the Software License Agreement between GL Noble Denton, Inc. and the licensee.

    GL Noble Denton assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. We reserve the right to change our software and documentation without notice.

    Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to the restrictions defined as Rights specified in the license as set forth in subdivisions (a) and (b) of the DFARS clause 227.7202-3 entitled Rights in Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation.

    Copyright notice

    2014 GL Noble Denton, Inc.

    600 Bent Creek Blvd., Suite 100 Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 USA +1 717 724 1900

    www.dnvgl.com/software

  • Highlights 3

    1 Highlights .................................................................................................. 7

    2 Analysis ..................................................................................................... 8 2.1 Time Series Analysis ................................................................................................ 8 2.2 PV Analysis ............................................................................................................ 14 2.3 Screener (323) ....................................................................................................... 16 2.4 Single-day analysis (288) ....................................................................................... 18 2.5 Time dependent switching (61) ............................................................................ 21 2.6 Time range settings (392) ..................................................................................... 21 2.7 Show multi-year analysis results in chart reports (342) ....................................... 22 2.8 Secondary loss analysis (413) ............................................................................... 23 2.9 Min / Max Z Analysis (143) ................................................................................... 24 2.10 Allocate distributed generation (365, 116, 318)................................................... 26 2.11 Allocation demand slider snaps to Nominal (317)................................................ 28 2.12 Summer / winter growth rates ............................................................................. 29 2.13 Growth rates for generation (362) ....................................................................... 31 2.14 Improved settings for single-year analysis (144) .................................................. 31 2.15 Energy use by customer zone in single-year analysis (265) ................................. 33 2.16 Improved LTC applications .................................................................................... 33 2.17 Conductor Selection .............................................................................................. 34

    3 Models .................................................................................................... 36 3.1 Improved regulator editor (355) ........................................................................... 36 3.2 Improved transformer editor (253) ...................................................................... 36 3.3 Reverse power-flow modes for primary transformers (253) ............................... 37 3.4 Distribution transformer types (262) .................................................................... 38 3.5 Advancement of distribution transformer model (314) ....................................... 40 3.6 Battery model ....................................................................................................... 42 3.7 STATCOM models (267, 145) ................................................................................ 43 3.8 Use transformer high side ratings for unrated subs (62) ..................................... 45 3.9 Limit use of generator type to instance types (152)............................................. 46 3.10 Section distributed generators no longer need type (364) .................................. 47 3.11 Customer / Generator response zones (195, 261) ............................................... 49 3.12 Center tap field added to transformers (317) ...................................................... 50 3.13 Weather zones (260) ............................................................................................. 50

  • 4 Highlights

    3.14 Corrected potential problem with reserve amps(408) ......................................... 51 3.15 Potential for bad feeder assignments for unfed sections (222) ........................... 52 3.16 Region can be used for feeder loading (309) ........................................................ 53 3.17 Large Customer loads change in time-range studies (94) .................................... 53

    4 User interface .......................................................................................... 55 4.1 Symbols for PV, loads, and distributed transformers (51,52) .............................. 55 4.2 New style for message boxes (203) ...................................................................... 56 4.3 Color by limit set to over 500 (383) ...................................................................... 57 4.4 Generation vs load diurnal curves (357) ............................................................... 58 4.5 Display style to color by weather zone (278) ....................................................... 59 4.6 Display style to color by generation (4681) .......................................................... 60 4.7 Use Explorer to show unfed sections and facilities (212) ..................................... 61 4.8 Year selection tool is easier to use (248) .............................................................. 62 4.9 New settings management system (228) ............................................................. 63 4.10 Password encryption in XML files (224)................................................................ 66 4.11 Defensive startup options (144) ........................................................................... 66 4.12 Allow loop creation defaults to Yes (312) ........................................................... 67

    5 Reporting ................................................................................................ 69 5.1 Warehouse comparison report (316) ................................................................... 69 5.2 Results set to clearly show total load and gen levels (257) .................................. 70 5.3 Load category listed in load-flow report (155) ..................................................... 71 5.4 New tools on chart reports (276) ......................................................................... 72 5.5 Line smoothing in charts (361) ............................................................................. 73 5.6 Exporting charts to Excel (266) ............................................................................. 74

    6 Protection ............................................................................................... 76 6.1 Add to TCC (243) ................................................................................................... 76 6.2 TCC Device List (252) ............................................................................................. 77

    7 Tools ....................................................................................................... 79 7.1 OpenDSS Exporter (396) ....................................................................................... 79 7.2 Geographic view ................................................................................................... 80 7.3 Curve import tool .................................................................................................. 80 7.4 PV Worksheet (153) .............................................................................................. 84

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  • Highlights 5

    7.5 Multiple editor tools for managing generator types (250)................................... 86 7.6 Distribution transformer processing (57) ............................................................. 86 7.7 Concept wizard for exploring power-factor ......................................................... 87 7.8 Concept wizard for exploring asymmetric fault DC offset (237) .......................... 89 7.9 Using SQL Dashboard to query protection database (158) .................................. 90 7.10 New process manager (259) ................................................................................. 91 7.11 Weather zones in multiple editor (262) ............................................................... 93 7.12 Removing graphic points with Multiple Editor (310)............................................ 93 7.13 New control for DSA contents .............................................................................. 94 7.14 Notes field in DSA - Data Source Alias (295) ..................................