A power management and control system having a dynamic data exchange (DDE) server simulator for simulating supervisory management and control of electrical distribution systems is presented. The DDE server simulator is an alternative DDE server which simulates device values rather than acquiring data from real devices. The DDE server simulator generates and calculates device data from user generated electrical property profiles and updates DDE compliant clients. The DDE server simulator accepts the actual topics and item names and power profiles are user configurable with an option to apply white noise to the data, which provides true-to-life values to the user. These simulated measured values are used to calculate derived parameters and pre-set arrays provide wave form data in the proper format. Device events and trips can be interjected by the user and properly interpreted by the simulator. The data is passed to the clients via DDE.