Asahi Kasei Selects ETAP Real-Time Power Management System for Nobeoka Chemical Facility

  Asahi Kasei Selects ETAP Real-Time Power Management System for Nobeoka
  Chemical Facility

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- February 26, 2014

ETAP®, the leading provider of software solutions for the design,
optimization, and on-line operation of mission-critical electrical power
infrastructure, today announced that Asahi Kasei Corp. is deploying ETAP®
Real-Time™ software for a wide range of power management operations in one of
its flagship chemical facilities.

From a power systems perspective, Asahi Kasei’s facility – located in Nobeoka,
in the Miyazaki Prefecture of Japan – is a technological marvel. It is powered
by hydroelectric and thermal power plants, utilizes both AC and DC power, and
operates separate 50Hz and 60Hz grids connected by frequency changers.

In the short term, ETAP Real-Time will be used for power optimization and
visualization; simulating maintenance operations; incident playback and
analysis; and optimizing balance between loss minimization and power system
stability. Future applications will include real-time energy management and
intelligent load shedding.

“The grids that power our facilities are very specialized, and require
significant collaboration between our power systems and facilities experts,”
said Takao Nishi, manager at Asahi Kasei Corp. “ETAP and ETAP Real-Time
provide a technological foundation that allows both engineering and operations
to work in a synergistic manner. From the design phase through live
operations, the Asahi Kasei team has a thorough understanding of how to
optimize our power infrastructure, both now and for the future.”

“The intricate and energy-intensive nature of Asahi Kasei’s operations make
them ideal environments for real-time power system analysis,” said Tanuj
Khandelwal, vice president of technology for ETAP. “Their use of ETAP and ETAP
Real-Time will help them achievelifecycle-long power system reliability and
energy efficiency, while promoting facility safety for their employees
maintaining their electrical infrastructure.”

About Asahi Kasei

Founded in 1931, the Asahi Kasei Group is one of Japan’s leading multinational
corporations, with a diversified array of chemical, electronics, scientific,
engineering, and industrial businesses operating in 19 counties. 2012 revenue
from its nine core subsidiary companies was ¥ 1.7T ($16.4B USD). Founded in
1972 and based in Tokyo, Asahi Kasei Engineering Corp. is the engineering
subsidiary responsible for facility planning, construction, operation, and
maintenance. Visit asahi-kasei.co.jp for more information.

About ETAP

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., ETAP is the global market
and technology leader in electrical power system modeling, design, analysis,
optimization, and predictive real-time solutions. The Company’s software
technologies ensure that power systems are designed for optimal reliability,
safety, and energy efficiency; when deployed in real-time mode, they enable
organizations to manage energy as a strategic asset, maximize system
utilization, lower costs, and achieve higher levels of financial stability. To
date, more than 50,000 licenses of the Company’s ETAP and ETAP Real-Time
products have been used in demanding generation, transmission, distribution,
and industrial power system projects around the world. Visit ETAP.com for more
information.

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ETAP
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