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Emami R.,Nexant Inc. | Abur A.,Northeastern University
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems | Year: 2013

This paper investigates the problem of line outage detection in an area external to the operating area boundaries. The so-called "internal system" is assumed to be fully observable and the base case topology of the external system is assumed to be known. A limited number of phasor measurements are also assumed to be available from the external system. The paper takes advantage of the equivalent representation of a line outage by a pair of injections at the line's terminal buses and formulates the outage detection problem as an integer programming problem. Results are verified by simulating various external line outage scenarios using the IEEE 118-bus test system. © 2012 IEEE. Source


News Article | April 21, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO & UTRECHT, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexant, a leading provider of customer-centric software solutions, today announced Robin Energie, a unique customer- and service-oriented energy supplier selling gas and power to residential customers in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement to expand its license contract for Nexant RevenueManager® software. Nexant RevenueManager is a fully integrated, customer care, billing and contract management software platform. It supports multiple commodities through the entire customer lifecycle—from prospecting to customer acquisition, customer service and billing—in residential, commercial and industrial markets. Nexant RevenueManager software can be deployed in individual modules as needed or as a fully pre-integrated solution able to grow and scale with future business needs. “During the past year, Robin Energie has doubled its customer base and further established its success as an energy retail company in the Dutch market,” said Ronald Ruskauff, Robin Energie Owner and Managing Director. “Our Nexant RevenueManager software license contract allows Robin Energie to increase the number of licensed accounts in line with our growing customer base which supports a true pay-as-you-grow business model. This flexibility provides clear benefits for our overall cost of ownership and directly translates to benefits for our customers as well.” “We are pleased to continue to grow Nexant’s footprint in the Netherlands by expanding our license contract with Robin Energie,” said Martin Milani, Nexant SVP of Software and Chief Technology Officer. “Nexant believes in a pay-as-you-grow business model for our energy retail clients. Energy retail margins are thin and fully depend on efficiently buying and selling power and gas to end customers. Utilizing Nexant RevenueManager provides for the lower operating costs necessary for energy retail companies to profitably grow market share and meet strategic business goals.” Headquartered in Veenendaal, the Netherlands, Robin Energie is a fast growing Dutch energy retailer that supplies power and gas to residential and small business customers. Robin Energie is an energy partner for curators and budget managers who oversee financial budgets on behalf of the end-customer. The company believes everyone should have access to power and gas for a fair price. Robin Energie is a customer centric organization that takes its customers and the environment seriously, and it invests in a better future on an on-going basis. See http://robinenergie.nl for more information. Nexant offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software platforms that transform utility business processes and enable implementation of smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant software helps utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning, grid operations and demand side management to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce risk and achieve superior business results. Learn more at www.nexant.com.


Given the immense capacity expansion, Refining Outlook Asia will open with a session on ‘Impact of a New Wave of Refining Capacity Additions (Asia and the Middle East) on Margins’ by Stephen George, Chief Economist, KBC Process Technologies. This session will be followed by Clive Gibson, Principal Consultant, Nexant Asia sharing his perspective on ‘Outlook for Asian Refined Product’ outlining the influence of the big four players in the Asian refinery scene: China, India, Japan and South Korea as well as the regional developments in South East Asia. Major refiner Essar Oil’s Managing Director – Lalit Gupta will present an important presentation on ‘Oil Mix Optimisation, Blending, Storage & Processing’. As biodiesel gains increased adoption in various Asian countries, a key session on ‘Economics of Bio-Diesel Production vis-à-vis Current Oil Market’ by Immanuel Sutarto, President Director, PT Eterindo Wahanatama will highlight the strategies and opportunities in renewable energy, especially Indonesia’s demand and trade outlook for bio-diesel. The agenda includes a Discussion on ‘Strategies to Remain Competitive in a Low Crude Price Environment’ by panelists comprising Sushant Gupta, Director, APAC refining, Wood Mackenzie; Steven Kantorowicz, Sr. Vice President, CIMES; Stephen George, Chief Economist, KBC Process Technologies and Lalit Gupta, Managing Director, Essar Oil. Delegates of Refining Outlook Asia can also look forward to the below sessions: Refining Outlook Asia will be held in conjunction with CMT’s annual 22nd Asia Petrochemical Summit (10-11 September, 2015) as part of the umbrella conference Refining & Petchem Asia. Alternatively, contact Ms. Huiyan at +65 6346 9113 for more details.


News Article | April 16, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO & ROTTERDAM, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexant, a leading provider of customer-centric software solutions, today announced Eneco, a leading European utility headquartered in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement to license Nexant Contract Management software. To manage customer care and billing, Eneco utilizes Nexant RevenueManager®, a software platform that helps Eneco manage its complex contracts for small-to-medium enterprise, commercial and industrial power and gas customers. The Contract Management module of RevenueManager provides Eneco an integrated energy customer care and billing solution that allows real-time transaction management, quote automation, confirmation and contract management of structured retail pricing for both power and gas commodities. “The Contract Management module within Nexant’s RevenueManager software platform will allow Eneco to streamline and manage energy pricing, contracting and billing processes while synchronizing related processes with our sourcing and trading departments,” said Rob Bakker, Eneco Manager, Information Technology. “Nexant is Eneco’s chosen vendor for this solution because the flexible nature of their products helps us provide innovative products and services to our customers.” “We are pleased to expand the Nexant RevenueManager software platform to include Nexant Contract Management,” said Martin Milani, Nexant SVP of Software and Chief Technology Officer. “Eneco Belgium is a visionary service-oriented and green energy supplier. As competition for commercial customers continues to heat up in Europe, retail energy suppliers need more flexibility and greater control in the process of creating and billing complex structured energy pricing contracts. Nexant solutions provide Eneco Belgium with proven technical agility and lower operating costs necessary for energy retail companies to grow market share and meet strategic business goals.” Headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Eneco is an international sustainable energy company with operations in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Belgium. Eneco supplies energy – gas, electricity, heating and cooling – to more than two million private and business customers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Eneco deploys its own gas storage facility in Germany, operates hydro-electric power in France and maintains wind parks in the UK. Eneco strives to make as much of this energy as sustainable as possible. Eneco produces energy and, in partnership with customers and interest groups, develops sustainable solar, wind, bio, geothermal and green gas energy projects. See http://www.eneco.com/about-us/ for more information. Nexant offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software platforms that transform utility business processes and enable implementation of smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant software helps utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning, grid operations and demand side management to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce risk and achieve superior business results. Learn more at www.nexant.com.


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexant, a leading provider of software solutions for utilities, announced today that Silicon Valley Power has selected Nexant iEnergy® Onsite software to streamline energy audits, increase program participation and reduce costs while meeting energy savings and customer satisfaction goals. Silicon Valley Power (SVP) faced several business challenges with the management of its energy assessments. SVP had to manually conduct energy audits in the field—taking staff members out of the office. The utility’s energy assessment reports, like many utilities, also lacked standardization and a central repository for the customer and premise data collected. To meet these challenges, the utility sought out an off-the-shelf solution that would be flexible to accommodate changing program needs without being dependent upon IT resources. “Silicon Valley Power chose Nexant’s iEnergy Onsite solution because it stood out as the leader of the pack,” said Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Public Benefits Program Manager, Silicon Valley Power. “iEnergy Onsite allows Silicon Valley Power to conduct streamlined audits in the field and gives us access to data that allows us to enhance our future programs and services. Once we implemented iEnergy Onsite, we found the time it took to conduct an audit and deliver the report was cut in half. We continue to be impressed with the solution as well as the level of customer service we have received from Nexant. We truly feel that Nexant is our trusted energy efficiency partner.” “The utility industry is constantly transforming, and our customers continue to look for ways to lower costs and improve customer service—it’s imperative that we help our customers operate more efficiently and effectively in order to meet these business challenges,” said Martin Milani, Nexant General Manager of Software and Chief Technology Officer. “Nexant iEnergy Onsite helps utilities like Silicon Valley Power by streamlining business processes, enabling responsive customer engagement and empowering future portfolio planning through the capture and delivery of valuable insight and intelligence.” iEnergy Onsite provides real-time energy and water analysis and rebate information through a mobile assessment application to help educate customers and increase participation in utility customer programs. Using iEnergy Onsite, end-users can perform assessments, gather benchmarking data, track project and measure installation, and perform measurement and verification—with all data collected through the tool published in a single, centralized repository. Nexant iEnergy Onsite is part of the iEnergy Software platform that delivers centralized data management, analytics and customer engagement: Nexant offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software platforms that transform utility business processes and enable implementation of smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant software helps utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning, grid operations and demand side management to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce risk and achieve superior business results. Learn more at www.nexant.com.

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