2019 User Group Meetings & Events

CAPE Users' Group Meeting & Conference

June 24-28, 2019 - Ann Arbor, MI

Western Protective Relay Conference

Spokane, WA

Learn from the experts

Electrocon electrical engineers presented a three-day CAPE seminar November 10-12, 2014 in conjunction with Power-Tech SA, Electrocon’s authorized representative. This event showed step-by-step use of CAPE software to improve the management and analysis of network protection in your organization. More information

SO-UPS group at CAPE workshop

CAPE Workshop at SO-UPS in Moscow

This group and others from the Russian System Operator in Moscow and other important Russian centers spent a week learning about CAPE software in a workshop conducted by our Paul McGuire, Vadym Gitman, and Ashok Gopalakrishnan. Shown above: Tatyana Knyazeva (Kazan, Tatarstan), Svetlana Kuzina (Moscow), Ashok Gopalakrishnan, Vadym Gitman, Andrei Brilinsky (St. Petersburg), Julia Panzhenskaya (Samara, mid-Volga Region), Andrey Zhukov (Moscow), Irina Kordumova (Pyatigorsk, South Region), Paul McGuire, Ilya Ryvlin (Moscow), Oleg Slepov (Rostov).


The CAPE TS-Link optional module simulates the bulk electric power system to model the effect of protective relay operations on the dynamic behavior of the system. To ensure the electric grid operates reliably even when subject to disturbances, you need tools for the design and analysis of wide-area control and protection algorithms that use sensor inputs not just locally, like conventional protective relays do, but from multiple locations in the network. The new CAPE TS-Link:

  • Combines the detailed protection modeling and simulation environment of CAPE with the transient stability modeling environment of PSS®E.

  • Gives planning engineers access to a ready-made protection model they can use in their planning studies.

  • Avoids the duplication of effort of modeling relays and entering their settings specifically for the planning environment.

The CAPE TS-Link optional module requires CAPE 14. If you would like to try it out, let us know.

More information about the CAPE TS-Link

Practical approach to Wide-Area Coordination Review

Electrocon International has pioneered an innovative methodology to automate the wide area coordination review of a utility’s protective devices. Automation has made this clearly desirable objective both practical and affordable, where previously it was an ideal that even fully-staffed protection groups could not achieve. The transmission utility does not need to have Electrocon’s CAPE software and relay database in place, since the technique can be applied to data converted from almost any existing electronic network format, including those of Siemens’ PSS®E and ASPEN’s OneLiner. Press release

More information about the CAPE Wide-Area Coordination Study Capabilities

Wide Area Coordination Review Steps - PDF data sheet

Technical paper: Protection coordination in the transmission system and boundaries – a Wide-Area Coordination study

Technical PaperA technical paper presented at WPRC 2007 describes the methodology to automatically check a wide area of protection coordination, including the boundaries between transmission and generation and transmission and distribution. 

This paper describes Red Eléctrica de España (Madrid)'s 2006 project to check protection coordination in one of its most critical transmission network areas. More

CAPE customers: get the latest CAPE software online

New versions of CAPE become available to users under maintenance approximately monthly. Obtain the latest enhancements via the Web by clicking your Update_Cape button.

  • Updated versions of CAPE software are continuously available to users with active maintenance agreements.
  • For details about major releases, customers can get the latest release notes in the CAPE customer Forum.
  • To update your CAPE version, click Check for CAPE update on the Internet in the CAPE program group, or request a new DVD.

Questions? Let us know.


latest CAPE release

CAPE 14 Build:
May 31, 2019

CAPE Security Notification:

On September 15, 2017, Electrocon released a bulletin regarding a potential security vulnerability with a third-party product used as a part of some CAPE software releases including all CAPE 14 demos and CAPE builds that require a hardware security key. Emails were sent to all customers of record with versions that included this potential issue.

Additional information on this issue is contained in a PDF that you may download by clicking on this sentence.

CAPE 2010 Build: (legacy product)
February 12, 2016

CAPE 2010 has been replaced by CAPE 14. All customers with an active maintenance agreement have been updated to CAPE 14. If you are using CAPE 2010, contact Electrocon for upgrade options.

For details about each release, customers can get the latest release notes in the CAPE customer Forum. See "CAPE customers" below for more info.