Representative Australian Electricity Feeders with load and solar generation profiles

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Representative Australian Electricity Feeders with load and solar generation profiles

This data set includes models of 19 Australian electricity feeders that were identified as representative of the Australian network in the National Feeder Taxonomy Study. The models are available both in PSS Sincal and PowerFactory, two major industry-standard power simulation tools. Real-world load and solar profiles are included for the loads in ... more

Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)

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“Electricity Use Interval Reading”. Smart-Grid Smart-City Customer Trial Data. Canberra: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 2015. Available from (Accessed: 15/10/2015)


Berry, Adam; Moore, Tim; Ward, John; Lindsay, Stephen; Proctor, Kelvin. National feeder taxonomy: describing a representative feeder set for Australian electricity distribution networks. Newcastle, N.S.W.: CSIRO; 2013



The Sincal feeder models were obtained from the National Feeder Taxonomy Study. The PowerFactory models were obtained by converting the Sincal models by DigSilent. The load profiles were obtained from the Smart Grids Smart Cities repository as well as from Ergon Energy. The solar generation profiles were obtained from PVWatts.

This project received funding from ARENA, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which the authors gratefully acknowledge. The views expressed herein are the authors' and not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

CSIRO (Australia), Ergon Energy (Australia)

Berry, Adam; Collins, Lyle; Oliver, Erin; Perfumo, Cristian (2015): Representative Australian Electricity Feeders with load and solar generation profiles. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.

All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO Australia 2015.

The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.

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For Sincal models: PSS Sincal 11.5 or above - For PowerFactory models: Digsilent PowerFactory 15.1.6 or above

Sincal, PowerFactory

Windows, Linux, MacOS


About this Project

GR-NOD: Virtual Power Station 2.0

This project builds on CSIRO’s existing research, creating the next version of a virtual power station (VPS2) that can undertake pilot-scale testing of load, generation and energy storage coordination.

Chris Knight

Electricity network modelling

Sincal and PowerFactory models plus load profiles.


Adam Berry

Lyle Collins

Erin Oliver

Cristian Perfumo

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