R&D NESTER – Centro de Investigação em Energia REN - State Grid, S.A. is an energy research centre belonging to the Portuguese Transmission System Operator REN (REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais, SGPS, SA) and SGCC.
The main areas of activity are Power Systems Simulation, Renewable Energy Management, Smart Grid Technologies, Energy Markets and Economics, Power Systems Planning and Operation. For this purpose, R&D NESTER own and operates a real-time power systems simulation laboratory, ideal to leverage R&D NESTERs core competences, enabling the simulation and testing of both power systems and communication networks, either in a stand-alone mode or by performing co-simulation.
R&D NESTER provides consulting and testing services and has been involved in projects with industrial partners (manufacturers and system integrators), helping to develop new features for their devices and systems.
Since December 2015, R&D NESTER became a Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) certified company, in accordance with standard NP 4457:2007 and is also ISO Certified 9001/14001/18001.
R&D NESTER is member of CIGRÉ () and EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) and is also an active member of several ETIP-SNET Working Groups since its inception, publishing regularly in international and recognized scientific journals and conferences in worldwide.
For additional information, please see: www.rdnester.com.