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Nexant Inc. has launched GRID360 Distribution Manager, a network modeling and simulation software application that enables utilities to build, analyze, simulate and optimize distribution networks.

The GRID360 Distribution Manager enables utilities to address the challenge of unpredictable power flow in the power grid due to distributed generation, renewable integration, microgrids and demand response, the company says. The application identifies network topology and SCADA measurement errors using advanced state estimation techniques. Nexant GRID360 enables power system engineers to build, monitor, analyze, and perform "what if" scenarios in a collaborative environment.


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