RTDS Technologies is the world standard for real time digital power system simulation.

Being the first of its kind, the RTDS Simulator is the world’s benchmark for performing real time power system simulation. With satisfied customers in 42 countries across the globe and over 1400 units in operation, RTDS Technologies is the undisputed world leader in our craft. We introduced the world’s very first fully digital real time power system simulator in 1989.

RTDS Technologies continues to lead the way with our world-class, in-house research and development department. Our company is committed to innovation. We are continually developing our hardware, software, and support services in response to the needs of our customers. Our commitment to quality and excellence is second to none. Because our hardware and software is all designed and developed in-house, our sales and after-sales support teams have comprehensive knowledge of the capabilities of our product. This means that our customers get a product that is tailored to fit their needs, and that the moment they have a question about how to use it, our dedicated support team is there to help.

RTDS Technologies is proud to serve the world’s major electrical utilities, equipment manufacturers, research institutions and universities. We believe that it is our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and to technological innovation that makes us the clear choice for these leading organizations.

Our History

The RTDS Simulator was originally developed from a research project done at the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre in the 1980s. In 1989, the world’s first real time digital HVDC simulation took place right here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 1993, the first commercial installation of the RTDS Simulator took place. Then, in 1994, RTDS Technologies Inc. was founded, with the mission of carrying on the development and commercialization of the Simulator.


Our Accomplishments

At RTDS Technologies, we view introducing the world’s very first fully digital real-time power system simulator as just the beginning.

We successfully replaced analogue simulators as the de facto tool for factory acceptance testing of HVDC and FACTS devices worldwide.

We changed the way protective relay testing is performed for the entire industry. The world-class relay manufacturers who use the RTDS Simulator are now able to perform more complex and thorough closed-loop testing, and higher volume batch mode testing, than ever before.

Two decades ago, we provided the world’s first large scale simulator to J-Power / KCC, the largest electric utility in Japan.

We introduced the world’s very first portable real time power system simulator in 1999, enabling our employees, our representatives and our customers to bring real time simulation with them when they travel. The introduction of portable simulation has made real time digital power system simulation a globalized concept.

In 2004, China Southern Grid (CSG) purchased four RTDS Simulator racks. Today, they own and operate the largest real time digital power system simulator in the world, consisting of a whopping 38 racks from RTDS Technologies!

We developed the GTNET and the subsequent GTNETx2 card, which introduced the use of high level protocols, such as IEC 61850, with the RTDS Simulator.

In 2017, we introduced NovaCor, the world’s fastest and most capable real time power system simulator, based on a multicore processor platform, which is fully compatible with previous generation GTWIF-based simulation hardware.

Throughout the last twenty plus years, we have continually increased the scope, accuracy, and flexibility of real time simulations being performed across the globe.


Our Facility

RTDS Technologies is located in the Smartpark Research and Technology Park on the University of Manitoba campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Smartpark’s mandate is to build a community of innovators on the doorstep of the University, and RTDS Technologies is proud to contribute to this vision.

Our state-of-the-art building, shown here, was designed specifically for our company and is built over a retention pond. Our facility houses our entire team of over 50 dedicated employees – administration, research and development, technical support, marketing, and hardware production – under one roof.



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