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Port of MATPOWER to Python.

Project description


Pylon is a free software package for simulation of electric power systems and energy markets. Its purpose is to provide a simple yet powerful tool for electric power Engineers that is not tied to proprietary software and can be used and extended easily.

Pylon’s features currently include:

  • DC and AC (Newton’s method & Fast Decoupled) power flow,
  • DC and AC optimal power flow,
  • State estimation,
  • PSS/E, MATPOWER and PSAT data file parsers, and
  • Agent-based market simultaion using reinforcement learning methods.

Quick start

With Python, setuptools and SciPy installed, run:

# easy_install pylon

Pylon performs an AC power flow and prints a ReStructuredText report by default:

$ pylon data_file.raw

Refer to the documentation for detailed usage information or type:

$ pylon --help


Pylon is developed by Richard Lincoln (

Pylon is a port of MATPOWER to the Python programming language.

Pylon was originally funded by the EPSRC through Grant GR/T28836/01 for the SUPERGEN Highly Distributed Power Systems consortium.

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