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Market forecasts for the energy transition

AscendMI™ Market Forecasts are bankable power market forecasts designed to reflect the new market dynamics of the energy transition to renewables and storage. Ascend provides 20+ year forecasts for day-ahead and real-time power prices for major trading hubs, ancillary services prices, and capacity prices, as well as nodal basis forecasts for every major market. Ascend's forecasts are widely relied on by developers, offtakers, utilities, and financiers in the renewable and storage sectors across the US to support critical investment decisions.

In a future dominated by renewables and storage, market dynamics that determine value will change dramatically. AscendMI™ market forecasts capture changes in price volatility, curtailment, real-time market dynamics, and ancillary services markets.

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Why choose Ascend Market Intelligence?

Decisions on long-lived physical assets are risky. Utilities, developers, and financiers need deep insight to manage risk while also getting deals done.

  • Being grounded in best expectations of future policy and stakeholder demand, rather than the unrealistic scenario of 'status quo'.
  • Renewable curtailment and price volatility models that are calibrated to actual observed conditions in markets rather than weather-normalized and over-optimized dispatch that is not reflective of real market operations.
  • Weather driven simulation of power prices that capture the critical correlations between prices, volatility, load, and renewable generation.
  • Insight into geospatial dynamics and evolving basis and curtailment risk driven by renewables, accounting for the cost of land and economic equilibrium as critical factors for basis evolution.
  • Alignment to markets in the near-term and long-run economic equilibrium in the long-term preventing sustained out-of-market returns.
  • Seamless integration into the PowerSIMM and BatterySIMM platforms.


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Ascend Analytics Fundamental Forecasting Framework

Ascend’s forecasting framework ensures that outputs are aligned with inputs in a realistic way, enforcing long-run equilibrium and accounting for critical non-economic driving forces that include off-takers demand for clean energy and anticipated developments in public policy.

The Ascend Advantage

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"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

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