Utility Dive features Ascend's Dr Brent Nelson's outlook on the ERCOT market
January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023
View differing viewpoints as Texas utility regulators prepare to vote on whether to recommend the state adopt a controversial Performance Credit Mechanism designed to ensure grid reliability during periods of low non-dispatchable power.
Energy Storage News features Ascend's market-based solutions for the challenges ERCOT's grid could experience
January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023
In this article, shorter duration energy storage systems are highlighted as a way to resolve and enable ERCOT to match supply with growing demand for electricity, presenting an economic opportunity for energy storage.
Voltility highlights Ascend's CAISO market forecast and a near-term decline in price volatility
April 26, 2022
Ascend's CAISO Forecast 3.2 webinar discusses a forecast of rising near-term prices and diminished price volatility as a consequence of CAISO operating practices despite rapidly increasing renewable generation.
Ascend discusses approaches to improve the "bankability" of storage deployments in the US
April 1, 2022
Ascend’s EnSurance team has developed several mechanisms to guarantee revenues for merchant storage projects. With additional EnSurance products in the works, Ascend expects to secure such arrangements for three GW of storage by the end of 2022.
Ascend experts describe supply chain costs and storage project delays in California.
March 28, 2022
Results of recent request for offers (RFOs) in California show small increases in prices, however, larger increases are forecasted to follow, growing the gap between the demand for & ability to deliver renewable and storage projects in California. The primary driver of increasing prices is supply chain bottlenecks, including the exploding global demand for key minerals.
S&P Global quotes Ascend regarding costs and future of storage technologies
March 22, 2022
Millar suggests battery technologies using low-cost materials such as iron, zinc & sodium could soon win off-taker RFOs. Meanwhile, expect PPA prices or renewables and storage to soar in California.
Q&A Series: David Millar highlights areas of opportunity in U.S. renewable energy sector
January 6, 2022
Wartsila as part of their Path-to-100 initiative recently interviewed Ascend energy expert David Millar on areas of opportunity in U.S. renewable energy sector.
Sonoma Clean Power Chooses Ascend Analytics’ PowerSIMM Software to Support Planning and Risk Management
August 18, 2021
Ascend Analytics is thrilled to have Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) join its community of PowerSIMM users, starting in August 2021. SCP is a California Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) serving the residents and businesses in Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California with renewable energy.
Power Plays podcast by CoBank taps Ascend to lead-off their new podcast series
March 4, 2021
In the new Power Plays podcast "The Next Big Thing: Grid-Tied Batteries", hosted by CoBank's Teri Viswanath, Dr. Gary Dorris examines the four "S" factors critical to battery profitability: siting, sizing, stacking, and (bid) strategy.
Ascend Chosen by Three California CCAs to Support 2020 Clean Energy RFOs
October 15, 2020
Ascend is pleased to announce new contracts with three California Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) for support and valuation of their 2020 Clean Energy RFOs, including Clean Power Alliance (CPA), Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) and San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE).