Novec EXpansion Identification System

SYST/OR 699 Capstone Project


NEXIS is an automated data collection tool that collects, stores, and reports data to the user. This system eliminates the time prohibitive task of collecting thousands of data points about ongoing construction projects by hand. NEXIS uses publicly available data from Loudoun County to populate a database and display data to users for use in predictive demand models. The system provides three high level capabilities data collection, data storage, and data reporting.

The proposed system was solicited by NOVEC to provide additional modeling capabilities. NEXIS will expand the capabilities of the current models employed by NOVEC. NOVEC has the ability to use data on ongoing development projects to refine demand forecasts. This system will enable them to easily access up to date development data through a single centrally located data store. NEXIS has four main functions; collection, processing, storage, and reporting.

Team Sponsor


NOVEC is one of the largest electric distribution cooperatives in the country. NOVEC leverages over 25 years of experience in providing electric service to Northern Virginia. NOVEC's service area covers spans Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties. This service area includes over 155,000 homes and businesses. NOVEC has grown to support the ever-increasing population in the Northern Virginia area.

The GMU project team would like to express their sincere gratitude to the NOVEC sponsor team. Brian and Ally provided their time, thoughts, and experience throughout the project design process. This project would not have been successful without their involvement and dedication. Thank you both for your contributions!