Events

Energy Trading Week Americas

October 29, 2024

October 29 - 30, 2024

Houston, TX

Join Ascend Analytics at Energy Trading Week Americas, a preeminent conference that brings together industry leaders to discuss key issues shaping the Americas market, including energy trading risk, trading digitalization, renewables & battery storage market dynamics, and compliance in the carbon markets.

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VERGE 24

October 29, 2024

October 29 - 31, 2024

San Jose, CA

Meet Ascend Analytics at VERGE 24, a conference that brings together more than 6000 leaders from corporations, investors, and developer businesses looking to tackle decarbonization problems and scale innovative climate tech solutions.

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Solar & Storage Finance USA

October 22, 2024

October 22 - 23, 2024

New York, NY

Hear from funds, banks, developers and utilities who will discuss the next steps for the energy industry. Gary Dorris, PhD and the CEO of Ascend Analytics will present.

Join Dr. Gary Dorris as a featured speaker at Solar & Storage Finance USA Summit. This premier event brings decision-makers at the forefront of solar and storage projects across the United States together for two-days of deal-making, learning and networking.

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Resource Planning & Integration for Extreme Weather and Grid Reliability

October 8, 2024

October 8-10, 2024

Denver, CO

Invited speaker Dr. Brandon Mauch, Director of Resource Planning Analytics at Ascend Analytics presents the latest Resource Planning best practices for extreme weather including analyzing the trade-offs between resource adequacy, cost, and efficiency when considering potential scenarios.  Other conference topics include how to achieve decarbonization goals by integrating renewable resources into long-term plans, and how to best comply with regulations and satisfy stakeholders.

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Ascend Summit 2024 | Powering the Energy Transition

September 30, 2024

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2024

Boulder, Colorado

The Ascend Summit explores the opportunities of the energy transition in today's power sector for policy, economic, capital investments, and power procurement perspectives. The event brings together electric power experts from across the US to offer their insights into wholesale electricity markets, resource planning, green energy purchasing, battery storage, and merchant portfolio management in a rapidly changing energy landscape.

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RE+

September 9, 2024

September 9-12, 2024

Anaheim, CA

RE+ 2024 brings the modern energy industry together to foster a cleaner future and marks its 20th year as the largest and most comprehensive event in North America for the clean energy industry. Meet Ascend Analytics at Booth #47079.

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American Public Power Association: Business & Financial Conference

September 8, 2024

September 8 -11, 2024

Cleveland, OH

Meet Ascend Analytics at APPA Business & Financial Conference, its annual conference focused on business and finance, where public power thought leaders drive the future of public power forward.

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RECHARGE: Energy Storage Summit

June 26, 2024

Portland, OR

Meet the Ascend Analytics team at American Clean Power Association's inaugural RECHARGE Summit where attendees will learn from cutting-edge sessions and explore the latest technologies in energy storage.

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APPA National Conference

June 7, 2024

San Diego, CA

Meet the Ascend Analytics team at the APPA National Conference, the nation’s premier gathering of public power leaders. This event brings together visionaries and experts to exchange strategies and solutions with other public power leaders and policymakers.

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Energy Storage Finance & Investment

May 29, 2024

May 29 - 31, 2024

San Diego, CA

Join Dr. Gary Dorris as a featured speaker at Energy Storage Finance & Investment. This event caters to energy leaders looking for the best available information on contract negotiations, revenue streams, M&A markets, merchant transactions, extracting value from storage projects and portfolios, and more.

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CEBA Summit

May 24, 2024

May 22 -24, 2024

Denver, Colorado

Dr. Gary Dorris hosts a roundtable discussion at the CEBA Summit, a premier event convening energy and sustainability professionals dedicated to advancing a carbon-free energy future. Ascend Analytics is proud to be part of this community and advancing opportunities that decarbonize the power sector.

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The CA Clean Energy Procurement Summit 2024

May 21, 2024

May 21 - 23, 2024

San Francisco, CA

California's aggressive push towards a carbon-neutral future creates vast opportunities for clean energy development in the near and medium term. Join Mr. Robert LaFaso, Director of Valuation and Forecasting at Ascend Analytics, as a featured speaker at this important Energy Procurement, Decarbonization & Development event.

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Energy Risk USA

May 16, 2024

Houston, TX

Ascend will be presenting 'Valuation, Hedging and Risk Management for Renewable Portfolios' on September 23rd, 1:00pm CDT

Ascend Analytics Vice President of Strategy & Operations, Mr. Scott Wrigglesworth, is a featured speaker at Energy Risk USA.  This industry-leading event brings renown energy transition risk and financing & investment thought leaders together to discuss geopolitical risk, market volatility, emerging risks, and integration of climate risk into risk frameworks.

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New Generation Battery Storage Revenue Modeling & Asset Valuation

May 9, 2024

Online

BatterySIMM launches new capabilities that enable customers to shorten the cycle time between optimizing asset configurations and generating revenue forecasts that leading banks trust.

New Feature Highlights:

  • Model up to 10 battery system configurations in the same study
  • Auto-populate market participation strategies with one click to produce Ascend-trusted valuations
  • Leverage enhanced data validation to fast-track delivery and improve efficiency

Register for this webinar to learn how to build battery revenue forecats effortlessly with BatterySIMM.

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CleanPower 2024

May 6, 2024

May 6 - 9, 2024

Minneapolis, MN

CLEANPOWER brings together key decision makers and stakeholders across the wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, and transmission industries for discussion, deal making, and networking. Meet Ascend Analytics at Booth 3107.

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Annual IRP Summit

May 1, 2024

May 1 - 2, 2024

Burkbank, CA

Dr. Brandon Mauch, Ascend Analytics Managing Director of Resource Planning along with Dr. Lena Perkins, Senior Resource Planner at Palo Alto Utilities are featured speakers at the Annual IRP Summit where utilities, state regulatory staff & commissioners, and resource planning thought leaders meet to share, learn, and network.  

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CalCCA Annual Conference

April 16, 2024

San Jose, CA

The CalCCA Annual Conference brings together state and local elected officials, energy policymakers, and distinguished energy industry thought leaders for unparalleled learning opportunities and insights. Meet Ascend Analytics, a Megawatt Sponsor, at this event in San Jose, California.

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NYISO and ISO-NE Forecast Preview: On Again Off (Shore) Again Relationships

April 9, 2024

Online Webinar | 11am - 12pm MT

In the NYISO and ISO-NE electricity markets, increasing concerns about the costs of the energy transition has led to project and contract cancellations, while a shift to marginal ELCC accreditation in capacity markets puts downward pressure on storage project returns. Clean energy initiatives such as the Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard and New York’s 10-Point Action Plan will continue to influence development as will load growth in a more capacity-constrained grid.

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Hedge Optimization & Risk Management for Energy Retailers

March 28, 2024

Online Webinar | 11:00am - 12:00pm MT

The need to maintain profitability amidst razor-thin margins and unpredictable market dynamics necessitates advanced hedging strategies for Energy Retailers.  Join Ascend Analytics as we share how to:

  • Evaluate the impact of extreme events on retail margins
  • Identify risk failure points such as counter-party credit risk, PFE, cash flow and revenue forecasting  
  • Optimize hedge ratios and minimize downside risks effectively

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Energy Storage Summit USA

March 19, 2024

March 19-20, 2024

Austin, TX

Energy storage is no longer an aside or a luxury; it is a necessity if we want to reach our global net-zero goals and stay on track. Join Ascend Analytics at the Energy Storage Summit and hear Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO of Ascend Analytics presents on Day 1, Prospecting New Market Opportunities.

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Retail Energy Conference

March 18, 2024

March 18-19, 2024

Houston, TX

With over 500 attendees, Ascend Analytics is proud to be an event sponsor at the Retail Energy Conference which is North America’s largest assembly of retail energy professionals, presenting unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.

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New Revenue Insurance to Remove Downside Risk of Merchant Storage

March 14, 2024

Online | 11:00am - 12:00pm MT

Financial risks of merchant storage operations are stymying investment in storage development. This webinar provides real applications of Revenue Insurance to advance the financing of storage on a merchant basis.

Takeaways include:  

  • How Revenue Insurance provides additional value to tolling agreements  
  • Financial strategies applying Revenue Insurance to align with goals of risk mitigation and upside realization
  • Realizing debt financing with Revenue Insurance

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Solar + Wind Finance & Investment Summit

March 10, 2024

March 10-13, 2024

Phoenix, AZ

Join Ascend Analytics at the Solar + Wind Finance & Investment Summit, a premier event that attracts more than 2700 participants, as we discuss innovative financing and offtake structures during our conference speaking session.  Other event topics include how the emerging transferability market is creating a new outlook on financing possibilities, how to capitalize on the future opportunities, and how to handle the lingering difficulties of the present.

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ERCOT Market Summit

February 13, 2024

February 13-15, 2024

Austin, Texas

Ascend Analytics presents at the ERCOT Market Summit. This conference brings together policymakers with utility, solar, wind, IPP, finance, and trading executives. Topics include assessing the regulatory changes that will impact ERCOT in 2024 and beyond as well as the impact on resource adequacy, power prices, project siting, and how to meet the shifting needs of commercial, industrial, and retail customers.

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Storage Bid Optimization: Maximizing Value & Emissions Reductions

February 8, 2024

Online | 11:00AM - 12:00PM MT

The value creation of storage now flows across energy, ancillary services, and emissions. Constructing asset and nodal-specific ISO bidding strategies to maximize risk-adjusted returns also requires creating the levers to define and construct AI driven bidding, including:

Topics will include:

  • Constructing asset and nodal-specific strategies to maximize risk-adjusted returns
  • Risk management frameworks for storage operations
  • Best practices for normalizing results in competitive bidding simulations
  • Quantifying and optimizing for carbon emission reductions using locational hourly emission values

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Portfolio Management to Optimize Value & Sustainability with Less Risk

January 25, 2024

Online | 11:00AM - 12:00PM MT

Key Takeaways include how to:

  • Optimize the risk-return tradeoff of portfolios that include merchant generation, renewables, storage, load, offtake agreements, and hedges
  • Design a portfolio that meets budget under extreme weather and commodity price movements
  • Select meaningful risk metrics for decision-making and compliance
  • Create dashboards that support active portfolio management
  • Ensure portfolios capture the value of 24x7 carbon-free and hourly nodal emissions

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Intersolar North America

January 17, 2024

January 17-19, 2024

San Diego

Meet Ascend Analytics, Booth #2049, at Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America! Ascend Analytics is proud to sponsor this premier conference focused on solar, energy storage, and EV charging infrastructure that attracts more than 9,000 energy leaders that are helping to accelerate the energy transition.

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SPP Forecast 4.1 Update: Ready for Offtake/Takeoff

December 12, 2023

Online | 11:00AM - 12:00PM MT

With low prices, high wind penetration, and an incoming surge of solar, SPP is well-situated to support offtake demand for clean energy. As load grows with electrification, data centers, and green hydrogen production the need for new capacity will become more acute, with a rapidly rising value for capacity through the end of the decade. In this webinar, we will discuss Ascend Analytics’ outlook on the SPP power market, identifying key dynamics and opportunities for renewables and storage.

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Reliability Planning: Embracing Renewable Energy in a Changing Climate

December 7, 2023

Online | 11:00am - 12:00pm MT

For utilities, navigating the unpredictable nature of weather-related energy supply and demand amplifies the importance of a rigorous analysis of resource adequacy to uphold a dependable power grid.

  • Role of temperature and correlated outages in resource adequacy assessment
  • Role of storage and duration implications for resource adequacy analysis
  • Electric Load Carrying Capability (ELCC) by resource type
  • Evaluating emerging technologies to support renewable integration

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Voltility Annual Storage Event

November 15, 2023

Los Angeles, California

This US-focused energy storage gathering convenes 150+ energy developers and investors to collaborate and discuss upcoming opportunities for energy market solutions and innovations.

This US-focused energy storage gathering convenes 150+ energy developers and investors to collaborate and discuss upcoming opportunities for energy market solutions and innovations.

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Market Observations & Predictions for PPA's and M&A's | November 9, 2023

November 9, 2023

November 9, 2023

Online

As interconnection queues surge with clean energy projects, the supply of clean energy projects will begin to exceed demand and put downward price pressure on PPA offtakes and early-stage M&A transactions. At the same time, supply chain normalization and resumed cost declines for material components will drive PPA prices to re-normalize after recent upticks. A need is also arising for increased sophistication in clean energy procurement as offtakers transition from annual offsets to 24/7 clean energy and emissions matching. Register to learn more!

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Solar & Storage Finance USA

November 7, 2023

November 7-8, 2023

New York, NY

Hear from funds, banks, developers and utilities who will discuss the next steps for the energy industry. Gary Dorris, PhD and the CEO of Ascend Analytics will present.

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Reliability Planning: Embracing Renewable Energy in a Changing Climate

November 2, 2023

Online

For utilities, navigating the unpredictable nature of weather-related energy supply and demand amplifies the importance of a rigorous analysis of resource adequacy to uphold a dependable power grid.

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Ascend Summit 2023 | Realizing the Energy Transition

October 18, 2023

October 18-20, 2023

Boulder, Colorado

Registration Is Open! The Ascend Summit explores the opportunities of the energy transition in today's power sector for policy, economic, capital investments, and power procurement perspectives. The event brings together electric power experts from across the US to offer their insights into wholesale electricity markets, resource planning, green energy purchasing, battery storage, and merchant portfolio management in a rapidly changing energy landscape.

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NextEra Energy Resources 2023 Energy Storage Summit

October 11, 2023

October 11-12, 2023

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dr. Gary Dorris, Ascend Analytics CEO and President, will present at the 2023 Energy Storage Summit in a session titled: Storage Revenue Forecasting: Where's the Money? Other topics covered in this 2-day event include Market Overview and Trends, IRA and Storage Opportunities, Battery Supply Chain and Emerging Technologies, DOE Funding for Storage and more.

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RE+

September 11, 2023

September 11-14, 2023

Las Vegas, NV

Meet the Ascend team @ RE+ at booth #17041! Our CEO & President, Dr. Gary Dorris will lead a panel discussion at 11:00am PT on stage #5958 at Storage Central in the Venetian Expo Hall. The panel will focus on "Managing Risk & Enhancing Profitability in Renewable & Battery Storage: Exploring Innovative Approaches to Structuring & Finance."

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New Frontiers in Contracting Renewables & Storage

July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023

Online

11am - 12pm MT Speakers: Scott N. Wrigglesworth, VP Operations & Strategy & Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO & President. While the energy transition has ushered in a wave of new opportunities, the focus on long-term PPAs has produced paltry returns relative to other options. These innovations have yielded a return on invested capital in half the time of a traditional PPA.

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US Development and Finance Forum

March 20, 2023

March 20-21, 2023

Houston, TX

The US Development & Finance Forum brings together the renewable energy development and finance communities. Dr Gary Dorris will facilitate the "Origination for the next wave of renewable projects" panel.

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Intersolar North America

February 14, 2023

February 14-16, 2023

Long Beach, CA

Intersolar is a premier solar + storage event and brings key players in the renewable industry together in order to advance the clean energy transition. Ascend will be exhibiting at booth #952 - please stop by!

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SPP Market Forecast 3.2 Update: A Gathering Storm

August 9, 2022

Boulder, CO

11am - 12pm MT | Speakers: Brent Nelson, PhD & Gary Dorris, PhD | With one of the highest renewable penetrations in the country and an interconnection queue loaded with even more renewable capacity, volatility in SPP continues to grow. As gas prices rise, this volatility growth will only be further amplified. This webinar will discuss Ascend’s outlook on the SPP power market, identifying key spatial and structural market dynamics and opportunities for renewables and storage.

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American Public Power Association: Business & Financial Conference

September 8, 2024

September 8 -11, 2024

Cleveland, OH

Meet Ascend Analytics at APPA Business & Financial Conference, its annual conference focused on business and finance, where public power thought leaders drive the future of public power forward.

Events

RE+

September 9, 2024

September 9-12, 2024

Anaheim, CA

RE+ 2024 brings the modern energy industry together to foster a cleaner future and marks its 20th year as the largest and most comprehensive event in North America for the clean energy industry. Meet Ascend Analytics at Booth #47079.

Events

Ascend Summit 2024 | Powering the Energy Transition

September 30, 2024

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2024

Boulder, Colorado

The Ascend Summit explores the opportunities of the energy transition in today's power sector for policy, economic, capital investments, and power procurement perspectives. The event brings together electric power experts from across the US to offer their insights into wholesale electricity markets, resource planning, green energy purchasing, battery storage, and merchant portfolio management in a rapidly changing energy landscape.

Events

Resource Planning & Integration for Extreme Weather and Grid Reliability

October 8, 2024

October 8-10, 2024

Denver, CO

Invited speaker Dr. Brandon Mauch, Director of Resource Planning Analytics at Ascend Analytics presents the latest Resource Planning best practices for extreme weather including analyzing the trade-offs between resource adequacy, cost, and efficiency when considering potential scenarios.  Other conference topics include how to achieve decarbonization goals by integrating renewable resources into long-term plans, and how to best comply with regulations and satisfy stakeholders.

Events

Solar & Storage Finance USA

October 22, 2024

October 22 - 23, 2024

New York, NY

Hear from funds, banks, developers and utilities who will discuss the next steps for the energy industry. Gary Dorris, PhD and the CEO of Ascend Analytics will present.

Join Dr. Gary Dorris as a featured speaker at Solar & Storage Finance USA Summit. This premier event brings decision-makers at the forefront of solar and storage projects across the United States together for two-days of deal-making, learning and networking.

Events

Energy Trading Week Americas

October 29, 2024

October 29 - 30, 2024

Houston, TX

Join Ascend Analytics at Energy Trading Week Americas, a preeminent conference that brings together industry leaders to discuss key issues shaping the Americas market, including energy trading risk, trading digitalization, renewables & battery storage market dynamics, and compliance in the carbon markets.

Events

VERGE 24

October 29, 2024

October 29 - 31, 2024

San Jose, CA

Meet Ascend Analytics at VERGE 24, a conference that brings together more than 6000 leaders from corporations, investors, and developer businesses looking to tackle decarbonization problems and scale innovative climate tech solutions.

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