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Software Solutions for Energy Analytics

Our software solutions provide analysis across the entire time horizon of decisions faced by today’s energy companies.  Short-term dispatch, Mid-term portfolio analysis and Long-term planning decisions are all supported by a single integrated solution platform.

Better models. Better decisions.

Portfolio Analysis

Portfolio & Hedge analysis requires integration of both physical and financial risk elements.  Our software solutions enable energy companies to produce more accurate risk measures and optimal hedge design.

Better models. Better decisions.

Planning and Valuation

Essential to planning, budgeting and asset valuation is incorporating detailed market, generation and demand characteristics.  We provide the analytic tools to support decision analysis from the Intermediate term to the next 30 years and beyond.

Better models. Better decisions.

Dispatch Optimization

Optimal generation dispatch allows the power generator to maximize revenue for market conditions.   Our software solutions allow energy companies to realize the full value of generation through short-term system management.

Better models. Better decisions.

Market Price Data

Gathering market price data can be challenging.  Mark-to-Market processes require solid price curves.  Our solution automates market data harvesting, data scrubbing and price generation according to your business rules.

Better models. Better decisions.

Financial Analysis

Projecting future cash flows or future credit exposure can be challenging.  Our models provide detailed financial analysis of capital intensive energy projects.  We also provide Credit exposure and collateral management tools.

Why Ascend

Ascend Analytics provides the analytic tools to bridge the physical models for production costing with the modern financial models of Wall Street. The resulting software solutions provide the actionable intelligence to manage complex energy risk across time frames:

 



From A Client Perspective

Barry Tippin, Assistant City Manager and REU Director, stated it best when presenting the decision to the Redding City Council:

“The increasingly complex markets and ever-changing utility industry have increased the need for comprehensive analytics and risk analysis to assist in making informed decisions on long-term resource planning.

“There is a select group of software/modeling companies that can provide the products and services to meet the utility industry’s needs in resource planning. REU’s Resources Division has actively pursued and evaluated these companies and their software packages. Through this process, Ascend Analytics distinguished itself with the capability to provide the needed software and support services required to meet REU’s needs."

Dr. Gary Dorris, president of Ascend Analytics, discusses "bridging the gap" between physical assets and financial hedge instruments. Dr. Dorris also shares his views of how asset heavy market needs will evolve in the coming years.



Ascend Analytics provided modeling support and expert testimony to enable NorthWestern to substantiate the value of the PPL Montana hydro acquisition. The analysis by PowerSimm Planner established new industry criteria through the use of “meaningful uncertainty” and rigorous model validation. Ascend brought additional insights to the study by monetizing the cost of uncertainty to create a level playing field to fairly evaluate alternative resource options.

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