Energy and System Studies Center (ESSC) as a special studies division in Monenco was established in 2008 in order to provide services based on the new business environment and to enhance its technical capabilities. This center is concerned with research, planning, power system and feasibility studies,
renewable energy, energy management, electricity market and economic studies as well as training and consultancy in all abovementioned fields.
The ESSC accomplishes the mission through its continued commitment to innovative research and power system studies, while provide professional consultations to local and international institutions and conduct various projects in the power sector. Additionally, the ESSC provides training for the specialists and professionals currently working in the related sectors. The research and study team at the ESSC consists of highly-accredited and specialized experts from related fields. The team’s experience is diverse and covers most areas of electric power systems, energy management, energy efficiency, renewable energy and the global environment as well as economic aspect of energy.
The major objective of the center is to provide solutions to problems faced by power producers and consumers. In this regard, the ESSC conduced various local and foreign projects that some of them are explained in the following.
This center by means of its talented experts and devoting efforts made it possible to take part in different consulting areas.
Activities of ESSC can be categorized into four groups as follow:
► Power System Studies
► Electricity Market and Economic Feasibility Study
► Energy System Planning
► Electricity Sector Strategic Planning and Management
Besides, ESSC has held different trainings, workshops and seminars to spread its achieved technical knowledge to everyone involved in Iranian power industry and other related industries.
Electricity Sector Strategic Planning and Management Group
Strategic Planning and Management Group has been performing as a consultancy group to provide services in the areas of strategic planning and management, evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency and planning for cascading strategies in electricity sectors. Besides, this group has experiences in management processes, operational planning, evaluating performance of related companies and organizations and etc.
Energy System Planning
Energy System Planning Group has been responsible for comprehensive study of energy (Electricity, Oil and Gas, etc.), studying the effect of economical, environmental, and social aspects of using new technologies to optimize and reduce energy consumption, establishment of energy management system, providing a road map for optimizing energy consumption in major processes, studies to identify bottlenecks and provide solutions to improve the energy consumption, energy auditing and proposing tactics to save energy.
Power System Studies Group
Power System Studies Group as the main part of ESSC offers services and activities related to the generation, transmission and distribution sectors. It provides consultancy services for feasibility studies of power plants, analyzing power system events, studying application of new technologies in power system, studying power quality, reducing loss in electrical networks and etc.
Economic Feasibility Study and Electricity Market
Economic Feasibility Study and Electricity Market Group activities cover all consulting services in the areas of economic feasibility and market studies. These services are not limited to electricity industry and cover all industrial projects. Some of the major tasks of this section are economic feasibility
study for investment projects, developing regulations related to the electricity market, electricity energy and services pricing, providing energy bidding strategy for private owners in the electricity market, competitive market analysis indicators, economic studies on electricity transit and exchange and studying and predicting the behavior of other market players. Moreover, this section has recently entered Stock Valuation area and public private-partnership and tried gaining experiences in the field of energy exchange, electricity market design, market policy and authority, market monitoring and organizations, etc.