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Member Companies: RD Nester


RD Nester 


RD Nester 

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RD Nester 

Company Description

R&D NESTER – Centro de Investigação em Energia REN - State Grid, S.A. is an energy research centre and for-profit company belonging to the Portuguese Transmission System Operator REN (REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais, SGPS, SA) and SGCC.

As an energy research Centre, our mission is to provide an international platform for knowledge, delivering innovative solutions and services to be applied into energy systems. R&D NESTER aims at providing new tools, strategies and processes well-tuned to the new energy paradigm, and serving as a driving force towards more efficient and sustainable energy systems.

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 with hardware-in-the-loop capabilities (details available here ), ideal to leverage R&D NESTERs core competences through state-of-the-art technologies, 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 has been recognized by Portuguese government in the field of R&D for the technical-scientific knowledge domain of conception and development of energy grid innovative solutions. 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 frequently publishes in international and recognized scientific journals and conferences in Europe, U.S. and Asia (e.g. IEEE or CIGRÉ) highlighting the advanced knowledge in our areas of activity.

Company Type

Vendor (Software); Consultant; R&D 
Created at 1/9/2023 3:56 PM  by Margaret.Goodrich 
Last modified at 2/2/2023 10:43 AM  by Margaret.Goodrich