Archive for October, 2014

New Release: PLEXOS Version 6.4 is NOW Available

Time to get downloading! The latest version of PLEXOS 6 (Version 6.4) is now available in the Client Area of our web site. This is a major update that expands the simulator’s functionality in the areas of smart grid, value-based reliability and Monte Carlo reliability, natural gas modelling and stochastic optimization for hydro. Full details are in the release notes here.

We are now preparing to release Version 7.1 which aligns the simulation feature set to 6.4 but with all the great new 7 interface features. Look out for this in the next week or two.

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European Autumn Gas Conference

Featuring Guest Speaker Dr Christos Papadopoulos
Regional Director for Europe

Location: London, United Kingdom
Dates: 28th – 30th October 2014

We are the Official Bronze Sponsors & Round Table Hosts.


Listen to the Podcast interview with Christos & Gastech news


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California ISO Stakeholder Symposium

Location: Sacramento, California
Dates: 22nd October – 23rd October 2014


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2nd Myanmar Electric Power Convention

Featuring Guest Speaker Mr Milorad Zecevic
Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Dates: 21st – 23rd October 2014

We are the Official Associate Sponsor for this event.



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PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model – Leading the Field in Energy Market Modelling

Intelligent Risk and Portfolio Optimisation for the Energy Markets

Featuring Expert Guest Speaker Dr Christos Papadopoulos
Regional Director for Europe

Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 20th – 22nd October 2014

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Energy companies, and more specifically their stakeholders, are being required to meet the demands of a market where greater scrutiny is being placed on regulatory requirements, of an economy that is unpredictable, and of a market that fluctuates daily while simultaneously meeting the requirements of customers with every increasing demand for energy. This required for the Energy companies to remain focused on customer goals and key performance indicators, making sure that they receive the right level of service. Ideally neither too much service nor too little service is delivered maximizing profit and minimizing cost. As the complexities of risk evolve with time, companies are challenged more and more to identify high-risk customers using their regular tools.

Dr Christos Papadopoulos, Regional Director for Energy Exemplar Europe has been invited as an ‘Expert Guest Speaker’ to the 2014 Conference on Portfolio & Risk Management for Energy and Utilities Market in Germany to discuss the topic on ‘Risk Constraint Stochastic Integrated Resource, Capacity Expansion Planning and Portfolio Optimisation using the PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model’ including the issues relating to Energy Risk Analysis and Portfolio Management. Take the opportunity to personally meet with Christos and receive a FREE demo of our best-in-class Electric & Gas Market Simulation Software, PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model.

This conference will report on the success of the STATISTICA Risk Management solution approach for the Energy industry including the success it has brought to some of the largest and most progressive companies in the world. This solution provides advanced analytical tools that enable Energy companies to gain more profitable customers and to decrease risks. Risk appropriate solutions are provided for complex problems unique to the Energy industry, all with the latest algorithms and technology allowing for processing of data which grows exponentially on a daily basis with some points to discover:

  • Regulatory processes supporting energy markets and utilities
  • Identify your risk exposure on the market and enhance portfolio management
  • Find out about Risk & Portfolio MGT globally (from Europe to Australia)
  • Discover the development of the Power & Gas Market in EMEA
  • Discuss challenges in Risk Management
  • Capitalize from best practice for portfolio optimization and reduce the costs of your investments
  • Access Best practices and experiences from practical case studies.

Energy Exemplar continues to lead the field in Energy Market Modelling providing the highest standards of technical support, consulting, data and implementation services to our customers. So come along and experience some of the latest advances, applications and solution tools in the PLEXOS model including Generation, Transmission, Capacity Expansion Planning, Ancillary Services, Gas-Electric Modelling, Electricity Price Forecasting and much more…

Please contact us if you wish to set up a meeting and demonstration during these days.

The Caribbean Dataset – Integrated Energy Model Database NOW Available

The Caribbean dataset is founded from data from the public domain which are all referenced. Each dataset comes pre-loaded into PLEXOS for the particular Caribbean Island purchased. Packages of multiple Islands are available including, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Lucia & St Vincent and Grenadines. Each dataset includes, A) Dataset pre-loaded into PLEXOS, B) Relevant CSV files & C) List of References. General Dataset Properties included are: A) Generators (Name, Fuel Type, Registered Maximum Capacity). Generators are provided with common empirical operational attributes (e.g. Average Heat Rates, Ramp Up/Down Rate, Min Stable Level, Forced Outage Rate, Maintenance Rates, Mean time to Repair, Variable Operating & Maintenance Costs (VOM)) based on the generator characteristics using trusted resources & reports. B) Fuels (Price for Coal, Gas, Oil Monthly and Daily). Historical and 40-year fuel price forecasts are pre-loaded into PLEXOS. C) Ancillary Services Regulation (Up & Down) and Spinning (Up & Down) reserves included for all Caribbean Islands. D) Demand (Load Zone at hourly resolution) Historical and 40-year Load Forecast at hourly granularity. E) Sub-Hourly Forecasts – Sub-Hourly Loads, Sub-Hourly wind and solar profiles available for all the Caribbean Islands. F) Stochastics – Stochastic variables defined for loads, solar & wind profiles and fuel prices useful for Risk Analysis studies. G) Capacity Expansion – Expansion candidates have been included for all the Caribbean islands to perform Long-term planning studies.

For more information please contact us

2014 Annual Energy Users Association of Australia Conference

Featuring Guest Speaker Mr Milorad Zecevic
Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dates: 13th – 14th October 2014

We are the official lunch sponsors for this event.



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SAPP Dataset v1.0 NOW Available

Energy Exemplar is proud to announce the release of the SAPP Dataset v1.0. The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model (“PLEXOS”) Dataset has been developed with country level granularity to allow the user to assess a range of issues as they relate to Southern African energy markets. The Dataset is based on public domain information and generally accepted industry practice. The Dataset includes all Southern African nations (Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). Users of the Dataset could include inter alia regional utilities, regulators, IPPs, ISMOs, TransCos, GenCos, Consultants and universities or research institutions.
In summary, the Dataset contains the following:

  • One node per country with associated demand and demand profiles with seasonality and associated annual energy from 2010 to 2025
  • Transmission lines (existing and planned) including maximum/minimum flows, resistance/reactance and existing SAPP interconnector flows
  • Country specific fuel prices (up to 2014) with emisssion intensities
  • Existing major generators connected to the national power systems of each country inclusive of major technical characteristics such as number of units, maximum capacity, heat rates, variable operations & maintenance costs, firm annual energy constraints (for hydro generators), typical wind and solar profiles (with annual energy yields), minimum stable factors, maximum ramp-up and ramp-down rates, minimum up/down time, Forced Outage Rates (FORs), Unforced Outage Rates (UFOR), Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), pump load and pump efficiency (for pumped storage units) and date of commissioning (selected plants).

For more information please contact us

Energy Exemplar Advertises on the Electric Energy Online Website

For well over a decade,Electric Energy Online has worked to become the leading provider of the latest information, knowledge, and understanding of the electric industry focusing on transmission and distribution that spans the globe. Each issue both electronic and hard copy comprises regular features that are developed and/or selected internally by expert editorial staff. Where features involve specific organizations, the selections are usually made by editors and are based on several factors.

For the month of October, the Electric Energy Online website will feature an automated flash sponsorship banner of the best-in-class Gas and Electric Market Simulation software, PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model. The advert design promotes the models capabilities, applications and market demands, with keywords including, Market Analysis, Portfolio Optimization, Electric Price Forecasting, Reliability Analysis, Customisation, Gas System Planning, ERCOT & WECC Datasets, Renewable Generation Integration, Transmission Analysis & Integrated Gas-electric . The same banner will also be promoted in the EET&D electronic newsletter, distributed to over 59,000 electric energy professionals.

Energy Exemplar’s focus is direct and pro-active, continuing to strengthen its branding across all power and energy markets around the globe, targeting experts in the fields of electric Price Forecasting, Power & Gas Production, Transmission and Storage, Capacity Expansion Planning, Portfolio Optimisation and much more.

Check out the live banner via the Electric Energy Online website and or visit our advertising page

2014 US East Coast User Group Meeting & Advanced Training

2014 US East Coast User Group Meeting & Advanced Training

When: 1st – 3rd October 2014
Where: Stamford, CT
Venue: Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

User Group Meeting: Wednesday, 1st October 2014
Advanced Training: Thursday, 2nd October & Friday, 3rd October 2014

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Energy Exemplar would like to invite you to participate in their upcoming 2014 PLEXOS® US East Coast User Group Meeting followed by a 2-day Advanced Training course that covers the latest features and developments in the PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model. These events will be held from Wednesday, 1st October till Friday, 3rd October 2014 in Stamford CT at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.

To find out more about this event, please download the 2014 USA EC User Group Meeting & Training information form. Please read carefully all details outlined in the information form and register for your preferred attendance.

Download the User Group Meeting Information Form

Download the Advanced Training Information Form

To successfully register for this event, please download the registration form and email to jessica.holzer@energyexemplar.com.

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Presentation Submission:
We invite and encourage those who are interested to make short presentations on your own applications of PLEXOS. Pease contact jessica.holzer@energyexemplar.com with your contact details and topics of discussion by Friday, August 1st, 2014. All final presentations must be submitted via Microsoft PowerPoint by the latest Monday, September 1st, 2014.

Advanced Agenda:
The Advanced agenda will be provided shortly. We invite you to suggest any topics of interest you would like covered for the Advanced course. A full programme and final topics will be sent closer to the date which will be based on feedback and requests from attendees. Please email your topics of interest to jessica.holzer@energyexemplar.com.
If you have any questions regarding this event or how to register please do not hesitate to contact us.
Energy Exemplar would like to thank you for your valued ongoing use and support for PLEXOS, and we look forward to seeing you in Connecticut.

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