Promaps Technology has through extensive R&D projects in cooperation with our customers developed softwares that are now commercial available. Even though the methodology behind the software is general and can be used in all systems that can be characterizes by a network with flow, the software is available in the following two segments: Realtime-, study- and analytic mode for Power systems, and analytic mode for Gas flare system.
Promaps Realtime is a simulation tool for calculation of probability for failure in power systems, including component, branch, system and power delivery reliability. The simulation tool combines a flow model of the power system with reliability models of each component in the system.
In Promaps Analytic it is possible to make modifications of the model and do re-calculations. This enables you to easely calculate the effect about different power system actions like where and when; regarding maintenance, forest clearing, readiness planning connected to forecasted bad weather, the effect of smart grid technology, the effect of inclusion of renewable production and battery storage and more.
Promaps Opra is our risk analyzer for flare systems. Opra calculates the probability of internal pressure exceeding design limits, thus resulting in dangerous situations. Promaps Opra is designed with process view in mind, thus empowering process engineers to perform risk calculations.
By using either existing Promaps Realtime models as base case or establishing new ones for new costumers, we can make detailed reports that can be used as a basis for investment planning, operation tuning or give other valuable insights in your power grid.
Promaps Technology is the first company that delivers near real time calculation of power delivery reliability of large interconnected power systems. The company’s main drive is to give insight into complex energy network for better decision support. In a faster changing world of big data, emerging technologies (like more renewable production, smart grid, machine learning, first phase AI and more extreme weather) being able to see through the complexity will be of vital importance. The company consists of experts in the fields of mathematics, cybernetics, power system, advanced data algorithms and optimizations.
The company is supported by a board with national and international business experience in running both small and large companies.
Promaps Technology AS was founded in 2016. The product portfolio is based on research and development in the area reliability and regularity in power system for the last 13 years. The combination of commercial power system analysis combined with R&D development in cooperation with grid owners has shown to be a perfect approach for reaching the goal for Realtime risk and reliability analysis of power systems for use in operation and planning of operation.
You can view our history here or read the digest on the right.
It all started in 2002 at the university NTNU in Trondheim with a master thesis on reliability analysis of transformer station with focus on unwanted function of protection and control systems. During this work Tørris Digernes, one of the supervisor on the master thesis, discovered the possibility for using Kronecker product in combination with small Markov unit models. The combination was a perfect match for solving the dimension problem connected applying Markov models on large meshed systems.
The new mathematical method was included in Marvin Rausand's' textbook "System Reliability Theory; Models, Statistical Methods and Applications " from 2004. The textbook is used at universities all over the world, and is curriculum at MIT in USA.In 2006 the storm Narve hit Norway and caused a lot of damages and outages in the Norwegian power system. The Norwegian authorities then challenged Statnett to be able to calculate the risk level in the power system before the bad weather hits Norway. In 2009 Statnett started an R&D project for developing simulation tool for Realtime reliability monitoring of the Norwegian power system. After 5 years of development in close cooperation with Statnett’s R&D division the first prototype of Promaps Realtime was up and running at Statnett. In 2014 the system was made ready for commercial sale and in 2015 the first contract was signed with the Norwegian DSO Hafslund, followed up by the Icelandic TSO Landsnet in 2016.
The team consists of experts on power systems, mathematics, optimization, software architecture and software development. They have several years of experience in software development, analysis and risk management of the power system.
Arne has a M.Sc. in Electrical Power engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology from 2002. Arne’s main focus has since 2004 been the development of the risk and reliability methodology for complex power system regularity studies and for for the analysis tool Promaps, the last 5 years the development of Promaps Realtime including weather influence and commercialization of the technology.
Main interest: by use of extensive simulation getting better insights into the inherent property of power system. Use this insight to calibrate power system decisions.
Ingrid has a master in Optimization from the University of Bergen from 2002.
Ingrid has worked 10 years as a researcher at SINTEF Energy AS, developing decision tools for production planning. The last four years Ingrid has been working as a Senior Consultant at Webstep AS as part of the Promaps Realtime development team, first at Goodtech and then Promaps Technology AS
Trond has a M.Sc. in Cybernetics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology from 2009.
Trond has since 2009 worked with development of the Promaps methodology. He has also responsible for the developed Promaps Opra, a software package for risk assessments of flare systems.
Trond's area of expertise is reliability assessment methodology and developing of novel mathematical algorithms.
Martin has a background in programming and systems design from HiB, and University of Bergen.
Martin has since 2004 had several positions as lead programmer and head of development. In where he has been responsible for design and implementation for a variety of systems, spanning from industrial robots control to power-plant data distribution.
Martin has been involved in the development of Promaps since 2011.
Terje got his Phd in 1987, and then became a researcher and associate professor at NTH. He has been a professor at NTNU, Narvik University College, the University of Agder and at the NMBU at Ås. He has been guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota and employed as senior researcher in ABB. Previously, Terje has been in charge of Statkraft's development department for hydro- and wind power. He has been R&D Director of Statnett and CEO of SFE. He is now a professor at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway.
The board consists of highly experienced and talented business leaders and entrepreneurs. The composition of board members contributes to the necessary experience and “know how” to guide the company to our goal of international commercial success.
Erik Bøckmann is chair of the board of Promaps Technology AS. He has held many leader and board positions within the business sector, specially within energy, finance and real estate companies. Today he is partner in Vest Corporate Advisors AS in Bergen. He also have the position of being chair of the Foundation Akvariet, of the Impact Hub and board member in the Norwegian Climate Foundation. Erik has earlier been the CEO of Bergen Energi and of Vestenfjelske Bykreditt and chair of the board at The Bergen Chamber of Commerce, Bara Eiendom AS and Legat- and Stiftelsesforvaltning AS.
Terje Moe is board member of Promaps Technology AS. He has held many leader and board positions within the business sector, specially finance and business case analysis. Today he is partner in Vest Corporate Advisors AS in Bergen. He also have the position of being chair of the Eiken Byggservice AS, Aqua & Care AS and Moly AS.
Terje has earlier been partner at Shape Consulting and partner in MRS group. Terje has also earlier held the CEF position at SAS hotel Bryggen in Bergen.
John Fredrik Hatling is the Regional Manager of Goodtech AS in Bergen with overall responsibility also for Goodtech Power which will be part of Goodtech As from 1st Nov 2017. John Fredrik has been working as executive manager in the Marin industry for more than 10 years with operations, engineering and project management in an international environment. Before joining Goodtech he held the position as Vice President in TTS Solution and General manager in TTS Poland.
Therese Gjerde has 11 years of experience from European power and gas markets. She is currently Director of Supply operations EMEA in Kinect Energy Group, a subsidiary of World Fuel Services. Previously she was Vice President Spot at Bergen Energi AS.
She also holds a position in Nord Pool Spot advisory board and EPEX Spot Exchange council and is currently Chairman of the board in Mosoft/MobileWorker.
Johan Fredrik Odfjell has had several important positions in Norwegian businesses. From 1986 to 1989 he was CEO of the Vesta-gruppen A/S, after leading Investa from 1980. In 1989 to 1994 he was Executive Vice President of Skandia Group. In 2003 he was chairman of Nera ASA and Norges Handels og Sjøfartstidende (NHST). In addition, he was in the board of Bergesen d.y. and deputy chairman of Det Norske Veritas. He has also been a board member at Den Nationale Scene, and the listed company Roxar. He was previously Chairman of Amersham, Nycomed, IF P & C Insurance, Star Shipping, UMOE and J. Martens, and board member of the Senter for Samfunns- og næringslivsforskning.
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The 7th of May 2018, Dalane Energi Nett AS signed a leasing contract with Promaps Technology AS for Promaps Realtime. The contract consists of trial period before a commercial leasing phase can be initiated. Work on the implementation is estimated to start in August/September 2018.
The leasing agreement with Dalane Energi Nett will in addition to using Promaps Realtime in the operation of the power system, also use the software for maintenance prioritization and prioritization of reinvestments.
Dalane Energi AS is a group consisting of Dalane Kraft AS and Dalane Nett AS. Dalane Kraft AS operates power generation and power sales, while Dalane Nett AS operates and maintains the entire network in the four Dalane municipalities.
The 4th of May 2018, Skagerak Nett AS signed a leasing contract with Promaps Technology AS for Promaps Realtime. The contract consists of 6-month trial period before a commercial leasing phase can be initiated. Work on the implementation is estimated to start in August/September 2018.
Skagerak Nett is one of Norway's largest grid companies. The company distributes power to over 191,000 customers in Grenland and Vestfold - a supply area of 3,562 square kilometers. In addition, the company owns and operates the regional network in Vestfold and Telemark.
Skagerak Nett brings electricity to more than 191,000 electricity customers and 340,000 residents throughout Vestfold and in Skien, Porsgrunn, Bamble and Siljan municipalities in Telemark. In addition, the company owns and operates the regional network in Vestfold and Telemark.
TU has published an interesting article where you can learn about Lloyds Register foundation and get an overview over what kind of joint ventures LR and Promaps will conduct in the future.
Read it here www.tu.no
Lloyd's Register (www.lr.org) inngår strategisk samarbeid med Promaps Technology AS. Sammen tilbyr vi en unik kombinasjon av avansert programvare og risikostyring i et stadig mer komplekst strømnettverk.
Lloyd's Register inngår samarbeid med det norske selskapet Promaps Technology AS. Sammen tilbyr vi en unik kombinasjon av avansert programvare og rådgivningserfaring innenfor pålitelighet og risikostyring i et stadig mer komplekst strømnettverk. Promaps Realtime gjør det mulig å beregne risikobildet i det norske kraftnettet i løpet av få sekunder. Stadig mer komplekse nettverk, blant annet som følge av satsningen på fornybar energi, gir nettoperatørene nye utfordringer med håndtering av risiko for strømbrudd.
"Vi ser frem til å kunne tilby norske kraftkunder en unik kombinasjon av banebrytende teknologi og Lloyd's Register's erfaring innen pålitelighet og risikostyring", sier Arne Brufladt Svendsen, administrerende direktør i Promaps Technology AS. I følge Karl Ove Ingebrigtsen, direktør for fornybare energi i Lloyd's Register vil samarbeidet gjøre det mulig å tilby produkter og rådgivningstjenester for effektiv driftsplanlegging og håndtering av økt driftsrisiko i kraftsystem til et internasjonalt marked.
Lloyd's Register Consulting – Energy AS er et anerkjent uavhengig konsulentselskap innenfor Risk Management. Selskapet har mer enn 40 års erfaring fra arbeid med komplekse systemer og leverer tjenester til ulike markeder med hovedtyngde innenfor kraft, transport og olje og gass. Selskapet har ca 100 konsulenter fordelt på 5 kontorer og har sin spisskompetanse innen risiko- og konsekvensanalyser, pålitelighet- og tilgjengelighetsanalyser, vedlikeholdsoptimalisering i tillegg til revisjoner og verifikasjoner.
Lloyd's Register Group består av totalt 8 000 ansatte fordelt på 280 kontorer i 78 land. Lloyd's Register Group er eid av Lloyd's Register Foundation, en stiftelse som støtter forskning og utdanning for å oppnå en sikrere verden. For mer informasjon, kontakt Karl Ove Ingebrigtsen (email@example.com)
Promaps Technology er det første selskapet som leverer nær sanntidsberegning av pålitelighet for store sammenkoblede kraftsystem. Selskapets mål er å gi operatører og nettplanleggere et bedre innblikk i risiko for strømutfall i komplekse kraftsystem.
Selskapet består av eksperter innen matematikk, kybernetikk, kraftsystem, algoritmer og optimaliseringer. Og vår produktportefølje er basert på over 13 år med forskning og utvikling innen pålitelighet og regularitetsanalyser av kraftsystem.
For mer informasjon, kontakt Arne Brufladt Svendsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 24th of April 2018, TrønderEnergi Nett AS signed a leasing contract with Promaps Technology AS for Promaps Realtime. The contract consists of 6-month trial period before a commercial leasing phase can be initiated. Work on the implementation will start right away.
TrønderEnergi Nett AS is one of Central Norway’s largest distributors of clean and renewable energy. They manage the regional grid in southern parts of Trøndelag and parts of Hedemark and Møre og Romsdal. They also manage distribution grids in fifteen municipalities in Trøndelag.
TrønderEnergi Nett AS operate over 12 000 km of power grid and 49 transformer stations. They have 231 employees and 150 000 customers.
CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service.) Has published a summery of the result of the long running GARPUR project. Read it here GARPUR — Result In Brief or read more about the GARPUR project here
The 2nd of March 2018, NTE AS signed a leasing contract with Promaps Technology AS for Promaps Realtime. The contract consists of 6-month trial period before a commercial leasing phase can be initiated. The trail period is set to start in September 2018, but the installation and preparing the installation will start in March.
Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk Holding AS, NTE, is one of the Norway’s largest producers and distributors of clean and renewable energy, power sales, fiber-based broadband and electronics services. The group aims to be a leading regional renewal player that contributes to the green shift.
NTE is owned by 23 municipalities in the former Nord-Trøndelag county. The company has its headquarters in Steinkjer, as well as production facilities, networking and installation units / units across large parts of Trøndelag.
NTE has over 85,000 customers. The group has a total of 700 employees and revenue of 2.5 billion NOK.
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Arne Brufladt Svendsen and Trond Tollefsen from Promaps Technology AS together with associated professor Stian Antonsen from Sintef, associated professor Morten Goodwin from Center for Artificial intelligence (CAIR) and professor Terje Gjengedal from the University of Tromsø is to present a paper at the ESREL conference in Trondheim June 2018.
Title of the paper: Digitalization of the power business: how to make this work
Keywords: Digitalization, Big data, Smart Grid, Realtime quantitative risk assessments, AI and machine learning
The Dashboard solution make it easy to track the current risk level in Realtime and highlights the result the customer is interested in from the Promaps Realtime Client. The dashboard solution makes it possible for all the central personnel to follow the risk level of their power system in real time and get notification on the laptop and smart phones.
Promaps Technology AS has presented Promaps Realtime for Lyse Elnett and what benefit the decision support system can benefit in decision support in operational operations, planning of operations and what opportunities the system and results from the system can provide useful value elsewhere in the value chain of Lyse Elnett, such as maintenance planning, contingency planning and investment analysis.
Lyse Elnett has stated that they think the Promaps Realtime system is very interesting and can be useful for Lyse Elnett.
Promaps Realtime has offered a test installation for Lyse Elnett, so that Lyse Elnett can test and evaluate utility. Lyse Elnett wishes to continue the talks regarding a test installation when the ongoing internal ICT project is to be finished in Q3 2018.
Collaborative R&D project co-funded by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme) Power system reliability management aims to maintain power system performance at a desired level, while minimizing the socio-economic costs of keeping the power system at that performance level.
Scientific Publications: https://www.sintef.no/projectweb/garpur/scientific-publications/
GARPUR "Generally Accepted Reliability Principle with Uncertainty modelling and through probabilistic Risk assessment"
Project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id9oOkCOGYE
Recharge Thought Leaders bring clarity to an era of change. CEO Arne Brufladt Svendsen presents Promaps Realtime "Reliability calculations of power systems" at Recharge Thought Leaders at Homuncular 28.09.2017
Integration of wind and lightning forecasts in Promaps
Target: Include detailed wind and lightning warning in forecast tools that calculate the risk and consequences of outcomes in the power grid.
Project Manager: StormGeo.
Project partner: Goodtech (Team and project transferred to Promaps Technology)
Regional research fund Vestlandet has supported the project by just over two million kroner.
Promaps Technology arranged in collaboration with Landsnet Promaps Realtime User Groupe number 5 at Landsnet in Iceland the 26th and 27th of April 2017. Participants from Hafslund, Statnett, Reykjavik University, Efla, Sintef and Landsnet.
It was over 70 registered candidates for the year's award of Norway's smartest industrial company. The jury has received a list of 10 candidates for evaluation. Of them, three are picked out for the Super finals. The winner is called May 9 at the Industrial Conference in Oslo.
The finalist: Avery Dennison, Brunvoll, Elkem Carbon Fiskaa, Gilje, Hallingplast, Plasto, Promaps Technology, Raufoss Technology, Rufo and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Probabilistic reliability assessment of power systems is an ongoing field of research, particularly in the development of tools to model the probability of exogenous threats and their potential consequences. This paper describes the application of a weather-dependent failure rate model to a region of the Icelandic transmission system, using 10 years of weather data and overhead line fault records...
Who deserves the SPIR award 2017? The list of candidates is now reduced to eight. In a short time, the jury will pick out three finalists.
The finalists are invited to the Renewable Conference in Bergen on 15 March. There they have the opportunity to present themselves to the conference participants. The winner of SPIR receives professional competence from PwC for a value of 75,000 kr and a cash prize of 50,000 kr.
The finalist: Promaps Online(Realtime), Energinøytralt Opprettsanlegg, ZEB, Bergen Carbon Solutions, Kitemill Kite-Turbin, Insektsbasert fiskefor, eSmart Connected Grid and WinSim.
CEO Arne Brufladt Svendsen participate on panel debate discussing "Applying emerging technology to advance renewable energy through machine intelligence, the smart grid, energy storage and economic impact".
Speakers: Mustafa Suleyman Co-Founder DeepMind, Chris Goodall, Author The Switch, Neal Coady Head of Innovation British Gas, Manish Naik Senior Technology Associate BP, Arne Brufladt Svendsen R&D Manager Goodtech Power (now CEO & founder of Promaps Technology AS), Sara Bell CEO & Founder Tempus Energy an many more.
Promaps has gotten some media attention the last couple of years. From rewards for innovative concepts to articles about how Promaps is used in real-life. If you follow the links you will find both articles about us and papers published by us.
Promaps Technology participates in the research community by publishing our results on conferences and in journals. To date we have published the following articles:
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