Archive for December, 2014

IEEE Spectrum is the Proud Sponsor for Energy Exemplar’s Industry-Global Commercial Whitepapers on PLEXOS® Applications

For the first quarter of 2015, IEEE Spectrum will sponsor and publish some of Energy Exemplar’s industry-global commercial whitepapers on PLEXOS® Applications. IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences. Their charter is to keep over 400,000 members informed about major trends and developments in technology, engineering, and science. The top 3 published papers to be sponsored include;

Analysing the Demand – Supply Dynamics of the Australian South Eastern Gas Market Using PLEXOS®

‘The demand – supply interactions of the eastern Australian gas market is analysed in order to establish any potential risk of gas shortage in the medium – long term. Employing a model developed through the new gas module in PLEXOS®, an analysis of the market is carried out from 2013 – 2024 in order to understand LNG effects on the market and also identify any potential supply shortfalls looming ahead.’

Flexible Power Generation and Interconnection Capacity needs of the Italian Power System Using PLEXOS® LT Plan

‘Using a PLEXOS® dataset and PLEXOS Long Term (LT) Plan feature we have modelled the Italian power market through the six geographical zones for long term optimal investment of renewables, analysing potential bottlenecks, system flexibility and power prices. PLEXOS Long Term (LT) Plan is a critical tool for analysts, researchers, regulatory and utility decision makers to evaluate network adequacy and expansion, security of supply, investment options and energy policy development.’

Assessing Electrical Transmission Constraints for the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) in PLEXOS®

The SAPP was formed in 1995 and as of 2013 had sixteen participating members transforming from an initial co-operative electricity market into a competitive one in 2009. The SAPP has been significantly constrained for generation and transmission capacity in the last decade having a significant effect on the volume of electricity trade. A regional level SAPP model has been developed in PLEXOS including a representation of load profiles, existing transmission interconnectors and existing major generators. The case study reveals that existing energy imbalances in SAPP countries can be significantly reduced if interconnectors are unconstrained allowing for optimal trade of electricity between SAPP nations.

We invite you to read some of our latest publications by visiting our publications page

Energy Exemplar is Proud to Announce the Release of the EAPP Dataset

The Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) PLEXOS Dataset has been developed by Energy Exemplar (Africa) with the aim of helping various market participants analyse and assess critical energy industry issues in Eastern Africa. These range from security constrained short term unit commitment and energy dispatch to medium term fuel forecasting, hydro-thermal co-ordination and maintenance optimisation to integrated generation and transmission long term capacity expansion planning. Users of the Dataset could include inter alia utilities, regulators, IPPs, ISMOs, TransCos, GenCos, distributors, consultants, universities and research institutions.

The PLEXOS EAPP Dataset is defined with granularity at a country level based on public domain information and generally accepted industry practice with demand (hourly resolution) from 2010-2038. Supply is modelled via 232 power stations linked to country specific fuel price forecasts from 2010-2038 and all pertinent technical properties e.g. max capacity, number of units, annual energy constraints (hydro), wind/solar profiles for renewable plants, heat rates (average), VO&M costs, fixed annual costs, minimum stable factor, maximum ramp-up/ramp-down rates, minimum up/down time and reliability data (forced/unforced outage rates as well as mean time to repair). Interconnectors between all countries are modelled including key technical technical properties e.g. maximum/minimum transfer capacity, line impedances, forced outage rates, mean time to repair and expected dates of commissioning (for planned lines). With recent significant discoveries of natural gas and coal, the development of geothermal power, wind and solar this PLEXOS Dataset will prove to be invaluable to energy market participants in Eastern Africa and will give insights into the fast developing energy markets in each country of the EAPP.

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Happy Holidays from Energy Exemplar

From the team at Energy Exemplar.

Cape Media, producers of Energy Forecast Africa Magazine interviews Mr Jarrad Wright, Regional Manager for Africa

Cape Media, producers of Energy Forecast Africa Magazine interviews Mr Jarrad Wright, Regional Manager for Africa on Energy Exemplar’s existence and success in the industry with insights into the best in class Electric & Gas Market Simulation Software, PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model.

Power-GEN International

Featuring Guest Speaker Dr Randell Johnson
Regional Director for USA East Coast

Location: Orlando, Florida
Dates: 9th – 11th December 2014

The most trusted name in power events for over two decades, Power-GEN International is the world’s largest exhibition designed to connect key suppliers and service providers with influential industry decision makers. Join nearly 22,000 power professionals and over 1,400 exhibitors from 90 countries for three days of face-to-face networking and benefit from unprecedented access to the industry’s most anticipated platform for lead generation and new business development.

Dr Randell Johnson, Regional Director for Energy Exemplar LLC, East Coast region has been formally invited by PowerPHASE to join their team at the 2014 Power-GEN International Exhibition in Florida to demonstrate that PLEXOS® can model their turbocharger on gas turbines with extended modeling into how turbo chargers can provide benefits to the ancillary and regulation markets with some simple simulations in the PJM market. PowerPHASE are the leading developers and distributors of commercialize cost efficient products for efficiently increasing gas turbine capacity and peak energy production capability.

Both Energy Exemplar and PowerPHASE products will be displayed at the PowerPHASE booth in the main exhibition hall and all delegates will have the opportunity to meet Dr Randell Johnson and the team at PowerPHASE to find out more about PLEXOS Modelling capabilities and receive a free demonstration.

If you would like to set up a personal meeting during these days then please contact us.

PLEXOS is the leading energy market modelling software of choice so stay tuned to Energy Exemplar upcoming events and announcements by signing up to our mailing list in the footer of our website or by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter

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Energy Exemplar 2014-15 Christmas office Closure Dates

Below are the dates that Energy Exemplar Offices will be staffed over the Christmas/New Year period.

Date London Adelaide Sacramento Hartford Johannesburg
Monday, 22 December 2014 Open Open Open Open Closed
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 Open Open Open Open Closed
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Open Open Open Open Closed
Thursday, 25 December 2014 Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday
Friday, 26 December 2014 Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday Open Open Closed Public Holiday
Monday, 29 December 2014 Open Open Open Open Closed
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 Open Open Open Open Closed
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 Open Open Open Open Closed
Thursday, 1 January 2015 Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday Closed Public Holiday
Friday, 2 January 2015 Open Open Open Open Closed

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a happy & safe New Year to everyone!

From the team at Energy Exemplar.

PLEXOS 7.100 R01 is Now Available

PLEXOS 7.100 R01 is now available for download. Please see the Revision Notes for details. It is recommended that you carefully review the Revision Notes, to determine whether you may be affected by any of the issues addressed or can benefit from newly added features. If so, we recommend updating to this latest release. For more information please click here.

2014 PLEXOS® Beginner Training – United Kingdom

2014 PLEXOS® Beginner Training – United Kingdom

When: 3rd – 5th December 2014
Where: London, United Kingdom
Venue: Regus Chiswick Park

Energy Exemplar would like to invite you to participate in the 2014 PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model Beginner Level Training course that covers our latest features and developments, on the 3rd – 5th December 2014, in London, United Kingdom. The course will cover 3 days of beginner level training and provide you with the opportunity to either refresh or further enhance your energy market modelling skills and knowledge in our class leading Electric & Gas Market Simulation Software, PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model.

To find out more about this event, please download the 2014 European PLEXOS Beginner Training Information Form.
Beginner Training Information Form

To find out more about the topics that will be covered in this course, please download the Beginner Level Training Agenda.
Beginner Training Agenda

To register for this course, please download the registration form and email to magdalena.tietz@energyexemplar.com.
Registration Form

On completion of this training course all participants will receive a certificate signed by our expert training staff.

Energy Exemplar would like to thank you for your valued ongoing use and support for PLEXOS, and we look forward to seeing you in London.

PLEXOS is the leading energy market modelling software of choice so stay tuned to Energy Exemplar upcoming events and announcements by signing up to our mailing list in the footer of our website or by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter

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Co-Optimizations of Natural Gas and Power Sectors with Public Policy and Institutional Reform

Speaker: Dr Randell Johnson, Regional Director for East Coast USA
Date: 2nd December 2014
Location: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Many trends have emerged over the past decade of competitive markets, lower cost renewables, energy storage technologies, demand response and energy efficiency, renewable portfolio standards, shale gas finds and developments, de-carbonization, coal retirements, distributed networks, smart grid technologies and various market and regulatory reforms. This Seminar will focus on a fundamentals optimization based framework for forecasting futures with mixtures of these trends as well as discuss further reforms that may be necessary to facilitate developing domestic energy policy.

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