Archive for January, 2015

Special Candidate for the Edition on ESI Most Influential Figures in African Power

Energy Exemplar’s Regional Manager for Africa, Mr Jarrad Wright was invited by Africa’s leading Power Journal, ESI Africa, to complete a questionnaire for their second edition titled ‘ESI Most Influential Figures in African Power’. This special publication focuses on some of the industries leading men and women who have championed some of the growing challenges facing the African Power industry, through various government-led initiatives, forward-thinking policy and regulation, and through the innovative technologies they implement. Furthermore, this publication also acknowledges the key elements to ensuring the seamless day to day operations and health of critical enterprises, vital to functioning of the electricity industry in southern, east and west Africa. Page 82 features the questionnaire and industry profile of Mr Jarrad Wright, delving deeper into his professional life, touching on strategic projects, organisational challenges, valuable lessons learnt, and his predictions for power in Africa for 2015.

POWER-UP!! Energy Exemplar® is the Official IEEE Energy Channel Roadblock Sponsor

Energy Exemplar has secured the position as the official IEEE Spectrum Energy Channel Roadblock Advertiser for the second consecutive year, scheduled for February, 2015. All online banners advertised on the IEEE Spectrum website will exclusively feature the best-in-class Electric & Gas Market Simulation Software, PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model. This campaign will resonate the Energy Exemplar corporate branding strategy with both increased user engagement through improved performance, positive click-through ratings to the Energy Exemplar website, increased traffic and optimized search functions.

Each banner will portray and communicate the benefits, solutions and features associated with the PLEXOS model such as Power and Gas Policy Analysis, Co-Optimization of Generation and Transmission, Sub-Hourly Ancillary Services, Natural Gas and Electric Coordination, Stochastic Optimization, Risk and Planning, Renewable Generation Integration, Reliability Analysis, Energy Storage, Datasets and Trusted Worldwide.

IEEE Spectrum is a media brand, with over 640,000 visitors per month, targeting individuals with broad-based interests in new technologies, science and electrical engineering. The brand content and editorial scope of IEEE Spectrum includes emerging technology news, analysis and commentary, in-depth technical articles and special features. The IEEE Spectrum Energy Channel puts all the latest energy developments in perspective, featuring interactive calculators, blogs, videos and more from our vibrant Energy Channel delivered exclusively to the IEEE Power and Energy member Community

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Platts 15th Annual Caribbean Energy Conference

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dates: 29th – 30th January 2015


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Energy Exemplar® Advertisers in the IEEE Spectrum Energywise e-Newsletter

The biweekly IEEE Spectrum Energywise e-Newsletter has over 100,000 Subscribers from the IEEE Power and Energy Community and the January/February edition will exclusively feature Energy Exemplar’s latest Leaderboard banner, communicating the company’s existence in the marketplace as the ‘Leaders in Energy Market Modelling’.

Energywise delivers the latest expert perspectives and analyses on power, climate change, alternative energy and green technology directly from the IEEE Spectrum Energy and Green-Tech channels. The IEEE Spectrum Energy Channel puts all the latest energy developments in perspective, featuring interactive calculators, blogs, videos and more from our vibrant Energy Channel delivered exclusively to the IEEE Power and Energy member Community!

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8th Annual European Gas Conference

Featuring Guest Moderator Dr Christos Papadopoulos
Regional Director for Europe

Location: Vienna, Austria
Dates: 27th – 29th January 2015

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We are the Official Bronze Sponsor



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SAPP Dataset v1.1 is Now Available

Energy Exemplar is proud to announce the new release of the SAPP Dataset v1.1. This update to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model (“PLEXOS”) Dataset v1.0 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 mainland 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
  • One Zone per control area within the SAPP (including countries not interconnected with the SAPP system i.e. Angola, Malawi and Tanzania
  • Existing transmission lines including maximum/minimum flows, resistance/reactance and existing SAPP interconnector flows
  • Planned transmission lines including typical technical characteristics (as modelled for existing transmission lines) as well as financial parameters including maximum number of units built, build cost, technical and economic life as well Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Country specific fuel prices (forecasted up to 2025) with emission 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)
  • Candidate generation projects for Southern Africa in each SAPP nation. Properties modelled include the typical technical and economic parameters (as is the case for existing generators) with additional parameters including maximum number of units built, build cost, technical and economic life, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

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PLEXOS Hits Over 1000 Installations Worldwide

Energy Exemplar is proud to announce that PLEXOS installations have hit an ‘all time high’, exceeding 1025 at over 165 sites worldwide in 36 countries. Our dedicated team continues to provide the highest standards of technical support, consulting, data and implementation services to our customers. Energy Exemplar continues to push the envelope with extensive investment in research and development. Please contact us to find out more about the world’s leading Electric & Gas Market Simulation Software, PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model.

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Platts 13th Annual Gas Storage Outlook

Featuring Guest Panellist & Expert Speaker Dr Randell Johnson
Regional Director for US East Coast

Location: Houston, TX
Dates: 12th – 13th January 2015

We are the Official Luncheon Sponsors for this event.



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The Platts 13th Annual Gas Storage Outlook will bring together prominent gas storage experts to discuss the LNG, gas-electric integration, and additional demand drivers. Delegates will learn how to profit in an increasingly volatile gas storage landscape. Some of the major issues that will be addressed include;

  • Market forecast – What is changing and the implications for forward price structure?
  • New investment opportunities (i.e. LNG storage, NGL storage, and storage to assist Gas/Electric integration)
  • Facility updates (for those that are under development or recent changes)
  • Recent transactions – there are several facilities that are going through a sales process at this time
  • Storage as an important tool in the integration of intermittent renewables
  • Gas storage pitfalls of high winter price spikes; firm contracts vs. spot
  • Natural gas exports to Mexico – Gas storage role vs. pipelines (if gas storages were to be built), which side will develop them? US or Mexico? Who are players?
  • As the official Luncheon Sponsor for the 13th Annual Gas Storage Outlook Conference, taking place in Texas, 12th to 13th January, Dr Randell Johnson, Regional Director for US East Coast has been appointed the position of Panel Moderator for the Panel discussion entitled ‘Re-plumbing the North American Gas Transmission Grid’. In addition, Dr Johnson will also be hosting the first day conference luncheon providing insights into how and why the energy industry can benefit from using the best in class Electric & Gas Market Simulation Software, PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model. Don’t miss out, take the opportunity to meet personally with our Regional Director for the East Coast and receive a free demonstration of PLEXOS at our exhibit stand. Gain insights into some of the software’s latest developments, features and applications with real-time scenarios, modelling and cost-cutting solutions including Generation, Transmission, Capacity Expansion Planning, Ancillary Services, Electricity Price Forecasting, Gas-electric Modelling, Hydro and much more.

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

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