Case Studies

Transmission-Constrained MUNI Retains Ascend to Develop Integrated Resource Plan Targeting 100% Clean Energy

May 16, 2024

Glendale Water & Power (GWP), a not-for-profit municipal utility with a peak load of 350 MW nine miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, selected Ascend Analytics to develop an integrated resource plan (IRP). GWP aimed to efficiently establish an investment plan that would realize 100% clean energy for an electrically isolated community with material reliability concerns. Amid tight resource constraints and dependency on an unreliable transmission feed, GWP needed a plan that would allow the City to decarbonize their energy supply portfolio, maintain system reliability, and ensure the timely inclusion of local stakeholder input into the IRP process.

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Colorado Decarbonization by 2040: Ascend Provides Roadmap for Eliminating Power Plant Emissions

May 1, 2024

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office, sought assistance to evaluate the potential to reliably accelerate the decarbonization of its electric sector.

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Ascend EnSurance Enables Storage Project Finance in ERCOT

An Independent Power Producer (IPP) worked with Ascend Analytics to develop four standalone battery energy storage systems (BESS) tailored to support reliable, clean, and low-cost electricity for Texas power consumers.

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SmartBidder Top Bid Optimization Strategies Outperform ERCOT Average by 46%

Ascend performed an assessment of ERCOT battery storage revenues for the first half of 2023. The data, extracted from publicly accessible Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) data on the ERCOT website, presented a clear picture of the distribution of wholesale energy and ancillary revenues accrued by different projects normalized by project capacity.

Ascend performed an assessment of ERCOT battery storage revenues for the first half of 2023.  The data, extracted from publicly accessible Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) data on the ERCOT website, presented a clear picture of the distribution of wholesale energy and ancillary revenues accrued by different projects normalized by project capacity.

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Hot and Cold: The Varying Effects of Extreme Weather Events on Battery Revenues

In 2022, extreme weather events in California and uncertainty around resource availability highlight the growing challenge around seasonal resource planning.

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Power Procurement for Clean Power Alliance

Ascend Analytics led the 2020 Clean Energy Request for Offer (RFO) on behalf of Clean Power Alliance (CPA), the largest Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) in California.

The Ascend Energy Exchange led the 2020 Clean Energy Requestion for Offer (RFO) on behalf of Clean Power Alliance (CPA), the largest Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) in California.

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Least Cost and Emissions Power Procurement for Silicon Valley Clean Energy / Monterey Bay Clean Power (SVCE / MBCP)

In 2019, on behalf of SVCE and MBCP, Ascend conducted a joint resource solicitation and evaluation process for carbon free power supplies ("Joint RFP") in order to meet each entity's RPS requirements.

For SVCE and MBCP, Ascend conducted a joint resource solicitation and evaluation process for carbon free power supplies ("Joint RFP") in order to meet each entity's needs for clean energy.

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Glendale Water and Power - Clean Energy RFP and Integrated Resource Plan

Glendale Water and Power (GWP) is a municipal electric utility in the heart of the Los Angeles basin, serving over 200,000 residents and several major Hollywood studios.

GWP had planned for many years to retire and replace the aging Grayson Power Plant. The proposed repower plan, a 262 MW combined cycle natural gas power plant, was rejected by the Glendale City Council under pressure from local environmental groups.

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Clean Power Alliance Clean Energy and Reliability Request for Offer

In 2019, Ascend partnered with Clean Power Alliance (CPA), California's largest Community Choice Aggregator covering most of Los Angeles County to run two RFOs: A Clean Energy RFO for renewable energy and a Reliability RFO for stand-alone storage.

In 2019, Ascend partnered with Clean Power Alliance (CPA), California's largest Community Choice Aggregator covering most of Los Angeles County, to run two RFOs: A Clean Energy RFO for renewable energy and a reliability RFO for stand-alone storage.

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Charting the course to 100% Renewables in Hawaii

Hawaii is blazing the trail for 100% renewable energy, pairing ambitious goals with Ascend Analytics' modeling software and services.

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