Palisade Publishes New Book by Roy Nersesian on Energy Risk Modeling
Roy Nersesian is a professor in the Leon Hess School of Business at Monmouth University, and an adjunct professor for the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His new book, Energy Risk Modeling is loaded with real-life examples that demonstrate how @RISK, PrecisionTree, and Evolver can be used to make better financial decisions within the oil and gas, electricity, and renewable energy industries. Much of Energy Risk Modeling is a result of Professor Nersesian’s Energy Modeling course at Columbia University.
Roy Nersesian’s easy-to-read, step-by-step approach makes his techniques accessible to anyone who uses Microsoft Excel. All examples covered in the book are provided in Excel spreadsheets.
Topics covered in the book include:
- Modeling daily electricity demand amidst uncertainty in the deregulation, time of year and day.
- Optimizing an oil refinery to maximize profits and valuing a real option of purchasing a coal-fired plant using Evolver, shown to have a greater predictive efficacy than Excel’s built-in Solver.
- Modeling solar panel and wind turbine power outputs by factoring cloud cover, temperature, time of day, and wind speed, respectively, while optimizing said uncontrollable energy sources with uncontrollable demand to closely match daily energy demand with power generated.
- Selecting which kind of energy plant to meet incremental demand based on modeling of capacity, costs, energy output of each source, and taxes and capital recovery factor.
- Projecting oil consumption with trend/regression analysis and oil prices under conditions of uncertainty.
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Risk and Return for Bioenergy Crops under Alternative Contracting Arrangements
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Farmers, agribusiness, policymakers, and others have shown considerable interest in the potential for on-farm production of biomass for ethanol production. As part of this study, a 99 year set of real, detrended, and correlated prices for corn, soybeans, wheat, wheat straw, corn stover, switch grass, nitrogen fertilizer, and diesel fuel were simulated using @RISK.
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Get a first-hand introduction to Energy Risk Modeling from author Roy Nersesian. In this complimentary live webcast, learn how Professor Nersesian utilized the contents of the book to build a course. There will also be an overview of the book for individuals in the field of energy who may want to utilize @RISK products in their work. Energy Risk Modeling has been written in a way to spur ideas on how @RISK products can be used in various aspects of energy from fossil fuels to renewables. At the end of the presentation, Professor Nersesian will address matters on the minds of attendees on how @RISK may be applied to their work.
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