Decision Systems International

Decision Systems International (DSI), based in Atlanta Georgia, has its “mission” to serve the evolving electric utility and related infrastructure industries worldwide through information systems and related computer and communication technologies to significantly improve their productivity and effectiveness. DSI is focused on issues associated with the Electric Power/Energy Industry in the areas of system operations and planning, electricity markets, and sustainable energy development. To achieve its mission, DSI relies on seasoned and tested industry experts. DSI has a record of accomplishments in ALL the continents of the world: North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific Region, Middle East, and Africa. DSI has worked closely with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) in its product development efforts. Over 300 of the major electric utilities, worldwide, have participated in DSI's conferences, software implementation projects, training seminars, and consultancy services.

New Projects Report

Consultancy Services for  “Policy Paper for the Electricity Sector of Lebanon” Update

Under this study, NEEDS (Near East Engineering and Development Services, Beirut, Lebanon) working with DSI President, Dr. Debs, will provide the necessary study to assess the progress and to update the ten initiatives of the Policy Paper of 2010 performed for the Ministry of Electricity and Water, Lebanon, taking into consideration the initial goals, the current situation of the 42 initiatives and the progress achieved in each initiative within the constraints that faced the policy execution during the past period. The study has to be concluded with policy update and recovery plan.

The policy paper for the electricity sector constitutes a global framework for the electric energy sector in Lebanon, and includes ten strategic initiatives that are integrated and correlated to cover the sector’s infrastructure, supply/demand, and the legal aspects.  The initiatives are developed into identified plans of action with required budget, financing schemes, and timeframe. The elimination/delay of any initiative and action will lead to losing the policy objective of rescuing the power sector from the current drastic situation to a new sustainable, reliable, and efficient delivery of electricity. 

DSI announces 2017 Training Program

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Electricity Market, Energy Economics, and Strategic Planning (Practical Simulation Workshop Software application) 17-21 September 2017, London UK

The course deals with the overall planning process of electricity markets and the requirements for a smooth transition from the regulated government‐owned power utility to the unbundled utility system of multiple ownerships. The issues of integrated resource planning, market design, and transitional issues are covered. The course also deals with the operational aspects with a focus on the system operator and his functions in the context of various acceptable market designs. Once done, participant is involved in learning how to run both Electricity Market Simulators and the Short‐Term Load Forecaster. After two key lectures on risk assessment and management, the participants are engaged in the various features of market simulation culminating in a full class competition.

It is intended for all involved in the planning and operation of power markets including planning managers, system operators, government regulators, and possibly university faculty. The approach is hands‐on with simulator exercises using DSI‐provided software for market simulation

Power System Blackouts, Restorations and Troubleshooting, 22-26 October, 2017, Manama, Bahrain

The main focus of the course is on all the major issues associated with system restoration, including those associated with system characteristics and operating conditions. It is argued that restoration planning and training is an ongoing activity that involves system operators, planners, protection staff and trainers. It also involves a variety of analytical tools to aid in the planning and execution stages.

To gain practical experience on implementing some of the principles gained the participants are engaged in hands‐on environment using the Operator Training Simulator (OTS). The students will be asked to carry out several “scenarios” involving restoration from a partial blackout, as well as, complete black start.

It is intended for, (a) Operating personnel responsible for power system restoration,  (b) engineers responsible for development of power system restoration plans, and (c) power system instructors responsible for training of operating personnel in restoring the system following possible major disturbance.

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