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CAISO Forecast 4.1 Preview: Tax Credits, Gas Prices & Scarcity, Oh My!

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The perfect storm of high gas prices, inflation, growing demand, and extreme weather creates a strong foundation for the earning potential of renewables and storage in CAISO. At the same time, supply chain challenges and interconnection queue logjams have impeded new resource buildout. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act adds additional force to expedite the energy transition but will have limited ability to release the pressure in the near-term. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of Ascend’s latest CAISO forecast, discussing 2022’s eventful year to date and the impact on future price projections.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

The perfect storm of high gas prices, inflation, growing demand, and extreme weather creates a strong foundation for the earning potential of renewables and storage in CAISO. At the same time, supply chain challenges and interconnection queue logjams have impeded new resource buildout. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act adds additional force to expedite the energy transition but will have limited ability to release the pressure in the near-term. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of Ascend’s latest CAISO forecast, discussing 2022’s eventful year to date and the impact on future price projections. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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CAISO Forecast Webinar: Release 3.2

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This webinar discusses the key forces driving change to the market dynamics in CAISO and explains the implications for valuation, renewables, and storage projects. We discuss the implications of gas and carbon price increases, clean energy supply chain snarls, stakeholder demand for clean capacity, and risk aversion from the system operator and their implications on Ascend’s updated CAISO Market Intelligence report.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

This webinar discusses the key forces driving change to the market dynamics in CAISO and explains the implications for valuation, renewables, and storage projects. We discuss the implications of gas and carbon price increases, clean energy supply chain snarls, stakeholder demand for clean capacity, and risk aversion from the system operator and their implications on Ascend’s updated CAISO Market Intelligence report. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for a free video.

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Derisking & Deploying Merchant Storage

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Ascend Analytics has supported the financing of over 20 GW of merchant storage assets and is commercializing novel risk transfer offerings to permit efficient project financing. In this webinar, we will discuss a few topics: How lenders and investors characterize storage revenue potential across competitive markets, How financiers and insurers manage the operation risk of battery dispatch with risk-optimized strategies, and how revenue insurance can support efficient financing of merchant projects with revenue risk transfer.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

Ascend Analytics has supported the financing of over 20 GW of merchant storage assets and is commercializing novel risk transfer offerings to permit efficient project financing. In this webinar, we will discuss a few topics: How lenders and investors characterize storage revenue potential across competitive markets, How financiers and insurers manage the operation risk of battery dispatch with risk-optimized strategies, and how revenue insurance can support efficient financing of merchant projects with revenue risk transfer. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytis.com for a free video.

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ERCOT 3.2 Market Forecast Webinar

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As ERCOT continues to undergo a rapid supply transformation, the incoming solar generation is changing the market dynamics. ERCOT's future will entail strong signals for the value of flexibility and heterogeneous locational value, compounded by rising fuel prices and material congestion. This webinar will discuss Ascend's outlook on the ERCOT power market identifying evolving hot spots for congestion, volatility, and power prices.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

As ERCOT continues to undergo a rapid supply transformation, the incoming solar generation is changing the market dynamics. ERCOT's future will entail strong signals for the value of flexibility and heterogeneous locational value, compounded by rising fuel prices and material congestion. This webinar will discuss Ascend's outlook on the ERCOT power market identifying evolving hot spots for congestion, volatility, and power prices. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for a free video.

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ERCOT Market Forecast 4.1 Preview: The Reliability Challenge

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ERCOT continues to undergo a rapid supply transformation while simultaneously experiencing growing population, economic activity, and data mining loads. Incoming renewables drive a growing need for flexibility, while load growth also drives a growing need for capacity overall. In this webinar, we will discuss Ascend’s view on the ERCOT power market and the outlook for congestion, volatility, and power prices.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

ERCOT continues to undergo a rapid supply transformation while simultaneously experiencing growing population, economic activity, and data mining loads. Incoming renewables drive a growing need for flexibility, while load growth also drives a growing need for capacity overall. In this webinar, we will discuss Ascend’s view on the ERCOT power market and the outlook for congestion, volatility, and power prices.

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IRA Opportunity Zones: These Tax Credits go to Eleven

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With location-specific bonus tax credits for low income and fossil fuel communities, the Inflation Reduction Act has changed the geo-spatial dynamics of renewable project development to address social justice issues. Understanding the geography of these incentives and how to stack them provides a significant competitive advantage for investment in renewables and storage. Ascend has developed map layers identifying the IRA locational incentives for strategic siting. In this webinar, Ascend will describe the IRA bonus tax credits and identify areas where power market dynamics and tax incentives coincide for better-than-ever investment in the energy transition. We’ll also uncover new geographic opportunities that have materialized.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

With location-specific bonus tax credits for low income and fossil fuel communities, the Inflation Reduction Act has changed the geo-spatial dynamics of renewable project development to address social justice issues. Understanding the geography of these incentives and how to stack them provides a significant competitive advantage for investment in renewables and storage. Ascend has developed map layers identifying the IRA locational incentives for strategic siting. In this webinar, Ascend will describe the IRA bonus tax credits and identify areas where power market dynamics and tax incentives coincide for better-than-ever investment in the energy transition. We’ll also uncover new geographic opportunities that have materialized. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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ISO-NE/NYISO Forecast Webinar: Release 3.1

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ISO-NE/NYISO: New England and New York all have low renewable penetrations at present, but aggressive state clean energy policies will drive rapid change to the supply mix. As renewable resources supplant thermal generation, price volatility will rise and the need for capacity resources will grow as thermal generation retires and capacity markets tighten. This webinar will discuss Ascend's market outlooks for ISO-NE and NYISO as this transition gets underway.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

ISO-NE/NYISO: New England and New York all have low renewable penetrations at present, but aggressive state clean energy policies will drive rapid change to the supply mix. As renewable resources supplant thermal generation, price volatility will rise and the need for capacity resources will grow as thermal generation retires and capacity markets tighten. This webinar will discuss Ascend's market outlooks for ISO-NE and NYISO as this transition gets underway. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for a free video.

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Inflation Reduction Act: Fuel on the Fire

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With rising gas prices, stranded asset risks for thermals, and growing renewable penetrations, renewables and storage were already the most economic new resources in most markets even before the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act improved their economic outlook. While Ascend already forecasted aggressive renewable buildouts, the extension of the Investment Tax Credit to standalone storage significantly improves the merchant viability in storage in marginal markets. This webinar will cover key developments since Ascend's last forecasts and estimated changes for upcoming releases.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

With rising gas prices, stranded asset risks for thermals, and growing renewable penetrations, renewables and storage were already the most economic new resources in most markets even before the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act improved their economic outlook. While Ascend already forecasted aggressive renewable buildouts, the extension of the Investment Tax Credit to standalone storage significantly improves the merchant viability in storage in marginal markets. This webinar will cover key developments since Ascend's last forecasts and estimated changes for upcoming releases.

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Market Forecasting in an Era of Energy Transition

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Electricity price dynamics are fundamentally changing with increasing renewable penetrations, and the days are over of average prices having great sway. Volatility is growing, negative prices are becoming increasingly frequent, geospatial patterns of supply and power prices are radically changing, and ancillary markets are transforming. Understanding the structural drivers of change and their links to market conditions is critical to making informed decisions. This presentation will cover what energy investors and developers need to understand about power markets as the energy transition progresses.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

Electricity price dynamics are fundamentally changing with increasing renewable penetrations, and the days are over of average prices having great sway. Volatility is growing, negative prices are becoming increasingly frequent, geospatial patterns of supply and power prices are radically changing, and ancillary markets are transforming. Understanding the structural drivers of change and their links to market conditions is critical to making informed decisions. This presentation will cover what energy investors and developers need to understand about power markets as the energy transition progresses. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the full video.

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Optimal Off-Take Strategies for Managing Renewables & Storage Portfolio Risk

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While the energy transition has ushered in a wave of new opportunities, the focus on attention on long-term PPA's has been a relative race to the bottom, leaving significant upside for over-the-counter (OTC) hedges and tolls. This webinar will explore the relative risk and return of alternative contract mechanisms and how to shape a portfolio that leverages high market conditions for increased return on capital. Portfolio & Risk Management for the renewable and storage portfolio has significantly greater risk than thermal generation, creating a greater need to understand the principal components of risk and physical financial mechanisms to mitigate these risks. In this webinar, Ascend's portfolio risk management experts will discuss how to assemble an OTC contract structure and compare relative risk and return.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

While the energy transition has ushered in a wave of new opportunities, the focus on attention on long-term PPA's has been a relative race to the bottom, leaving significant upside for over-the-counter (OTC) hedges and tolls. This webinar will explore the relative risk and return of alternative contract mechanisms and how to shape a portfolio that leverages high market conditions for increased return on capital. Portfolio & Risk Management for the renewable and storage portfolio has significantly greater risk than thermal generation, creating a greater need to understand the principal components of risk and physical financial mechanisms to mitigate these risks. In this webinar, Ascend's portfolio risk management experts will discuss how to assemble an OTC contract structure and compare relative risk and return. Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the full video.

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PJM/MISO Forecast Webinar: Release 3.2

$ 100.00 USD
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PJM/MISO: PJM and MISO both currently have low renewable penetrations, but interconnection queues indicate that change is coming with a surge of incoming renewables that will place severe economic pressure on inflexible thermal generation, particularly coal. Accelerating demand for clean energy will support PPA offtake contracts and drive increased REC prices for renewable generation. However, offtake contracts will be needed for standalone storage in both markets until the 2030s as renewable resources supplant thermal generation, driving price volatility and capacity prices upward. This webinar will discuss Ascend's market outlooks for PJM and MISO as this transition progresses.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

PJM/MISO: PJM and MISO both currently have low renewable penetrations, but interconnection queues indicate that change is coming with a surge of incoming renewables that will place severe economic pressure on inflexible thermal generation, particularly coal. Accelerating demand for clean energy will support PPA offtake contracts and drive increased REC prices for renewable generation. However, offtake contracts will be needed for standalone storage in both markets until the 2030s as renewable resources supplant thermal generation, driving price volatility and capacity prices upward. This webinar will discuss Ascend's market outlooks for PJM and MISO as this transition progresses. Please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for a free video.

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Reliability Planning for a Low Carbon Future

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As the US charts a path towards a carbon-free future and utilities are pushed to meet aggressive clean energy goals, meeting this challenge requires building large amounts of wind, solar and energy storage. This large growth in highly variable weather-driven power supply raises the stakes for rigorous analysis of resource adequacy to ensure a reliable power system. In this webinar, Ascend's resource planning experts will discuss:

  • Risks of load shortfalls in today’s systems
  • Model requirements for best practices in resource adequacy analysis
  • Resource adequacy metrics and their use in planning
  • ELCC analysis of weather-driven and energy limited resources

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Renewable & Storage Procurement in CA

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Renewable & Storage Procurement in CA: 2021 was a big year for renewable and storage procurement in California. Community Choice Aggregators continued to take the lead in seeking power purchase agreements for renewable energy and battery storage in CAISO, driven by internal goals for annual and 24-7 clean energy as well as state mandates following the Mid-Term Reliability (MTR) Order. In this webinar, Ascend's clean energy procurement experts will discuss their take aways from 2021 including:

  • What is the effect of inflation and supply chain bottlenecks on PPA prices?
  • What goes into an offer valuation (price vs value and qualitative assessment)?
  • What kinds of projects (and where) are winning in the market?
  • How is long-duration storage faring as a new product?
  • How will California utilities fulfill the 'baseload' clean energy requirements of the MTR?
  • Where is the market going in 2022 and beyond?

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

Renewable & Storage Procurement in CA: 2021 was a big year for renewable and storage procurement in California. Community Choice Aggregators continued to take the lead in seeking power purchase agreements for renewable energy and battery storage in CAISO, driven by internal goals for annual and 24-7 clean energy as well as state mandates following the Mid-Term Reliability (MTR) Order. In this webinar, Ascend's clean energy procurement experts will discuss their take aways from 2021 including: What is the effect of inflation and supply chain bottlenecks on PPA prices? What goes into an offer valuation (price vs value and qualitative assessment)? What kinds of projects (and where) are winning in the market? How is long-duration storage faring as a new product? How will California utilities fulfill the 'baseload' clean energy requirements of the MTR? Where is the market going in 2022 and beyond? Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for a free video.

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SPP Forecast Webinar: Release 3.1

$ 100.00 USD
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SPP already has one of the highest renewable penetrations in the country and continued renewable additions will push it even higher. SPP is experiencing a surge in solar buildout, with thermal generation coming under severe economic pressure, and price volatility growing. This webinar discusses Ascend's market outlook on SPP as it undergoes this supply transformation.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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SPP Market Forecast 3.2 Update: A Gathering Storm Video

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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. In this webinar, we discuss Ascend’s outlook on the SPP power market, identifying key spatial and structural market dynamics and opportunities for renewables and storage.

Clients, please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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