PowerSimmTM Planner

PowerSimmTM Planner provides stochastic/scenario based analysis of long-term resource planning, regulatory & rate impacts, environmental compliance, loss-of-load probability, and other planning studies.

Decision analysis from the intermediate term to the next 30 years and beyond.

Making better models.

Making better models requires getting the details right to accurately represent the physical and financial dynamics of energy supply.  For energy planning & financial managers that require a comprehensive analytical framework, PowerSimmTM  Planner allows energy companies to model revenue requirements, subject to physical & regulatory constraints, optimize expansion plans, and compare the financial impacts associated with multiple planning options.

A Complete Analytics Platform

The PowerSimmTM Planner Software Solution is a complete analytics platform for energy portfolio planning, capacity expansion and financial analysis.


PowerSimmTM Planner provides the analytic and data infrastructure to support decision analysis from the intermediate term to the next 30 years and beyond.


The latest modeling technologies & techniques.

PowerSimmTM Planner addresses practical resource planning issues and quantifies risks inherent in the resource planning process.  PowerSimmTM Planner utilizes the latest modeling technologies and techniques to provide our customers with industry leading capabilities.


Industry-leading model capability combined with robust client support.

Ascend Analytics has combined industry-leading model capability with robust client support.  This allows our customers to dramatically improve decision analysis and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Features of PowerSimmTM Planner

Develops optimal least cost, least risk resource selections


Provides chronological dispatch at hourly granularity over the study horizon


Models transmission limits and operational constraints

Ranks resource plans by costs, risks and other metrics for detailed study


Captures the full value of the portfolio, especially flexible generation, renewables and ancillary services


Provides robust budget and cash flow reporting for decision makers

Advanced simulation of weather, load, spot and forward market prices


Integrates the entire resource portfolio including DSM, EE, DG


Provides support for rate case, regulatory, customer and environmental analysis

PowerSimmTM Planner Analytic Features

PowerSimmTM Planner more accurately represents generation dispatch by incorporating hourly historical weather-load-price data into the simulation analytics.

PowerSimmTM Planner supports integrated resource planning (IRP) with automated resource selection by rank order.  Dynamic simulations representing realistic future states generate least cost, least risk plans.

Better models. Better decisions.

Open Code Analytics

Ascend Analytics software uses open code analytics to deliver maximum flexibility to our clients.  Our integrated job management systems allow users to include proprietary analytic models into the process flow.  Clients can also change or add analytic variables to meet their specific needs.  Ascend software delivers maximum flexibility inside a powerful and secure production environment.  PowerCubeTM provides business intelligence reports and data visualization.

Because Ascend has "out-of-the-box analytics", combined with extensive market and fundamental system data, we can rapidly deploy our software in weeks instead of months.


Our dedicated deployment team will provide a turn-key-solution, minimizing impacts to your staff.

Ascend offers a complete hosted solution providing software as a service (SaaS) with dedicated hardware, expansive data, and full software support.

We provide expert support to guide customers through enhanced decision analysis with the practical insights of having "been there and done that".  Our expertise ranges from basic application support to enhancing decision analysis with risk to expert testimony and reports.  Our staff can also augment your team as "peaking resources".

Why Choose Ascend Analytics?

Hosting Solutions


Rapid Deployment

Global Headquarters

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California Office

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Oakland, California 94610


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