PowerSIMM™
Portfolio Manager

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PowerSIMMPortfolio Manager integrates both financial market dynamics and physical asset operating characteristics of your energy portfolio into a single analytical framework. It also provides detailed modeling of thermal, hydro, renewable, and storage assets allowing users to simulate portfolio-wide dispatch on hourly and sub-hourly levels. PowerSIMM's advanced simulation engine evaluates both the forward-and-during-delivery periods, providing analytic intelligence for deal valuation, hedge design, and risk management.

Get the most complete and accurate picture of your portfolio from today through the next decade

A Complete Analytics Platform

The PowerSIMM™ Software Solution is a complete analytics platform for energy portfolios, risk management and hedge analysis, and it provides the analytic and data infrastructure to support decision analysis on time scales ranging from balance of month through the next 10 years.

Making better models requires getting the details right to accurately represent the physical and financial dynamics of energy supply. PowerSIMM™ handles all these details to provide a comprehensive analytical framework that allows energy portfolio managers to increase cash flow certainty, improve position analysis, optimize hedge design, and improve price forecasting and asset valuation.

In addition to PowerSIMM's industry-leading modeling capability, Ascend Analytics also provides robust client support and consultative services.
Our team of highly-trained analysts has years of energy industry experience and offers expert support for activities ranging from model configuration set-up, to detailed validation of market price and dispatch simulations, to optimal hedge design and other risk management activities. This on-demand support allows our customers to dramatically improve decision analysis and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Features

Detailed thermal, hydro, renewable and storage asset characteristics
Full portfolio value capture, including flexible units and financial options
Advanced simulation of weather, load, spot and forward market prices
Advanced dispatch at hourly and sub-hourly granularity
Delta and gamma reports for portfolios, positions and assets
Key at-risk metrics such as value, cashflow, costs, & earnings at risk
Optimization of generation dispatch and hedge strategy
Automated, auditable, and scalable
Robust, customizable reporting for end-users

Analytic Features

PowerSIMM™ Portfolio Manager provides the most complete and accurate picture of your portfolio from today through more than 10 years into the future.

Robust simulations of weather, load, market prices, and optimal dispatch of all portfolio assets provide the insight necessary to increase cash flow certainty, improve position analysis, optimize hedge design, and improve price forecasting and asset valuation.

Our stochastic simulation framework allows you to assess the likelihood of individual events within the full range of possible future scenarios.  Direct computation of various at-risk metrics help you to understand your portfolio's exposure to risk and how best to
mitigate it.

Understand your portfolio's exposure to risk over time, and design better hedges to increase your cash flow certainty.

Understand how market price movements affect your portfolio, and identify ways to stabilize your net revenue.

PowerSimm's simulations maintain historically observed weather-load and load-price structural relationships, allowing you to understand the direct effects of extreme weather on your overall portfolio.

Applications

Optimally size battery configurations
Applies to batteries that are "in-front" or "behind" the fence
Co-optimizes between battery storage and solar or wind production
Continuous performance and profitability monitoring combined with predictive analytics to enhance battery economics over time
Provides profit enhancing strategies for battery operations and ISO bidding between energy and ancillary services

Why Choose Ascend Analytics?

Rapid Deployment

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.

Hosting Solutions

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

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".