Author: Richard Lincoln



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

  $ pylon data_file.raw

Refer to the documentation for detailed usage information or type::

  $ pylon --help

License and Copyright

Copyright (C) 1996-2010 Power System Engineering Research Center (PSERC)

Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Richard Lincoln

Pylon is licensed under the `Apache License`_ version 2.0.


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 <>`_

.. _Python:
.. _Setuptools:
.. _SciPy:
.. _PSAT:
.. _ReStructuredText:
.. _`Apache License`: