AscendMI™ (Ascend Market Intelligence) delivers bankable proprietary power market forecasts that reflect the new market dynamics driven by the energy transition. AscendMI™ provides 20+ year forecasts for day-ahead and real-time power prices for major trading hubs, ancillary services prices, capacity prices, and REC prices as well as nodal basis forecasts for every major market in the United States and Europe.
The AscendMI™ proprietary solution offers proven insights for managing investment risk. Ascend MI's valuations have been supported by generating valuation results that are consistent with actual operations. The consistency of the AscendMI forecasts to match day-ahead and real-time power market conditions follows from:
Long-term economic equilibrium as a fundamental anchor, ensuring that forecasts are consistent with a defendable economic outlook.
AscendMI™ users receive bi-annual proprietary reports for each market, covering the latest opportunities, trends, and policies along with the market forecasts. Users also receive simulated hourly and sub-hourly hub spot prices generated using Ascend Analytics proprietary weather-driven fundamental model.
The Ascend Analytics integrated product ecosystem is specifically designed for developers, utilities, and financiers that need accurate forecasts to support project valuations for investment and resource planning decisions.
"Ready to Roll" analytics and preconfigured models for any region or node
Critical insights for portfolio management in a high renewables future
Our expertise includes planning, valuation, risk management & ISO operations
The Ascend Analytics Investment Maps provide comprehensive geospatial analysis of investment returns for solar, storage, solar+storage, and green hydrogen. Combining our Market Intelligence with asset attributes and financial modeling, these maps can be used for fast project screening with an intuitive mapping/GIS interface with rating guidance on an investment scale of 1 to 5 based on a variety of economic and geospatial factors.
Ascend Analytics’ Investment Strategy Maps provide a high-level overview of the most desirable locations to site storage around each ISO. These maps provide an initial screening tool for investment opportunities, integrating Ascend Analytics nodal revenue forecasts, resource potential, IRA energy communities, and other geospatial attributes.
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Ascend Analytics forecasts of future market conditions are based on a unique combination of market forward data and long-run fundamental modeling that accounts for the emerging market dynamics of future supply mixes rather than legacy market dynamics of thermal baseload generation.
AscendMI™ forecasts power price shapes, ancillary service prices, capacity prices, and sub-hourly price dynamics based on the changing supply and demand dynamics. These forecasts are internally consistent, reflective of opportunity costs, and anchored to long-run economic equilibrium, ensuring a coherent and realistic view of energy market dynamics that is needed for informed decision making.
Our framework begins with macro level drivers that affect future energy supply and demand conditions, including climate and renewable policy evolution, economic growth, electrification, technology cost trajectories, and stakeholder demand. Ascend Analytics provides its own base case forecast but can also develop custom forecasts for clients based on alternative assumptions.
A reliable forecast is the cornerstone of success for those who make procurement decisions and whose dollars are at risk. AscendMI™ has been a catalyst in supporting over $20 billion of renewable and storage project financings and is used by major utilities and financiers across the country for resource planning and valuation. We are the trusted industry advisor. Ask us about our references.
In a future dominated by renewables and storage, market dynamics that determine value will change dramatically. AscendMITM market forecasts capture changes in price volatility, curtailment, real-time market dynamics, and ancilliary services markets.See Market Reports & Videos
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