Vol. 54 No. 02 (2004): Volume 54 Number 02, June 2004

An XML Based Data Exchange Model for Power System Studies

Hasan Dag
Department of Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University
Umut Utkan
Department of Computational Science and Engineering, Institute of Informatics, Istanbul Technical University

Published 2004-07-01


  • XML,
  • data exchange,
  • power systems

How to Cite

Dag, Hasan, and Umut Utkan. 2004. “An XML Based Data Exchange Model for Power System Studies”. ITU ARI Bulletin of Istanbul Technical University 54 (02):26-33. https://ari.itu.edu.tr/index.php/ituari/article/view/50.


Data exchange is very important in electrical and electronics engineering applications. The exchange needs to be reliable, error-free and adaptable to different types of software used in the related industries. In power community, IEEE common format, WSCC format, and PTI's PCI format have been used extensibly to date with almost no problem for data exchange purposes. As the industry goes under big changes, such as deregulation and use of power electronics more and more, aforementioned formats are not adequate. In this paper we present a model for exchanging power system data using eXtensibly Markup Language (XML) as the exchange base. The developed software can accept IEEE common format data as input and convert it to any other forms of data formats desired such as WSCC, PTI, HTML, or even to another form of XML.