PowerSIMM Suite

The PowerSIMM™ Suite is an Energy Analytics Platform that captures the new dynamics of electricity markets to optimize your operational & planning needs. Used by utilities, public power entities, renewable companies and community choice aggregators, PowerSIMM provides the robust analytics needed for optimal energy portfolio management, resource planning and optimization.

Analytics for portfolio management & resource planning throughout the energy transition

By incorporating physical and market uncertainty into the decision making process, PowerSIMM provides the insights necessary to reduce uncertainty in future cash flows. PowerSIMM enhances resource planning and term portfolio management through stochastic analytics that add "meaningful uncertainty" to improved decision analysis. A hosted solution with automated process flows, data integration, validations and close client support, Ascend provides a framework for streamlined energy portfolio decision making.

PowerSIMM™
OPS
Balance Generation &
Bid Optimization
SHORT TERM
1 Hour to 1 Week
  • Continuously optimize profit maximizing strategies for generation and load
  • Optimize ISO bidding for day ahead and real-time markets
  • Manage forecast error, market exposure, and gas nominations
  • Determine short-term trade strategies and track profitability

Predict & Optimize Generation

Energy Optimization and Planning Software
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PowerSIMM™
Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Management &
Risk Analysis
INTERMEDIATE TERM
1 Month to 5 Years
  • Optimize portfolio and hedge strategies
  • Assess position and gross margin risk to variability in prices, load, gen, and weather
  • Conduct full risk reporting: including CFaR, VaR, MtM, P&L
  • Manage physical and financials of wholesale and retail portfolios

Evaluate Risk & Return

Energy Risk Management Software
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PowerSIMM™
Planner
Resource Planning &
Capacity Expansion
LONG TERM
5 Years to 30 Years
  • Optimize capacity expansion planning and resource selection
  • Evaluate reliability of renewables and storage
  • Value sub-hourly dynamics of battery storage & EV planning
  • Fundamental modeling of transmission, demand and supply

Select Optimal Resource Plan

Energy Resource Planning Software
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product OVERVIEW BROCHURE

Renewable integration creates opportunity

Distinguishing the Ascend Software Suite from the Competition

Capability

Competitor

Ascend

Integrate weather to drive load, renewables & market price

Match hourly & sub-hourly price vols and spreads

Incorporate imperfect foresight (i.e., forecast error)

Project stochastic sub-hourly prices and RE gen

Simulate full transmission & generation outages

Continuously optimize battery bid strategy

Quantify position and financial risk

Software Applications

Power Portfolio Management and Production Cost Modeling software and consulting

Portfolio
Analysis

Battery storage valuation, modeling and siting solutions

Asset
Valuation

Hedge Optimization

Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) and budgeting solutions

Planning & Budgeting

Capacity
Expansion

Risk & Scenario
Analysis

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Specialized PowerSIMM™ Modules

Hydro Manager
Maximize Economic Value with Physical Operations
  • Continuously optimize profit maximizing strategies for generation and load
  • Optimize ISO bidding for day-ahead and real-time markets
  • Integrate predictive analytics with optimization
  • Manage forecast error, market exposure and gas nominations
  • Determine short-term strategies and track profitability
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Resource Adequacy
Resource Adequacy Analysis
  • Calculates resource adequacy: loss of load probability (LOLP), MW Short, unserved energy, and required reserve margin
  • Determines impact of extreme weather on resource adequacy and renewable capacity credit
  • Account for joint relationship of weather on load and renewable generation
  • Detailed simulation of thermal generation outages
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ContractManager™
Enhanced Deal & Counterparty Management
  • Management of counter party agreements and deal details
  • Contract management approval and tracking
  • Notification of key deal dates and credit limits
  • Capture master agreement details and netting rules
  • Manage counter party exposure and collateral requirements
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PowerFLEX™
Flexible Resource Analysis
  • Determines impact of wind and solar on flexible resource requirements
  • Calculates flexible resource requirements to maintain CPS2 and RBC as a function of renewables
  • Assess the impact of spatial diversity on flexibility requirements
  • Provides strong visuals of system conditions
  • Supports determination of integration resources and costs
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PowerSIMM™ Customers

AES logoAmeren logoAustin Energy logoBright Canyon logoCatalyze logoCity of Glendale logoEast Bay Community Energy logoIPL logoLADWP logoNorthwestern Energy logoNRG logoNYPA logoRiverside logoSilicon Valley Green Energy logoTurlock logo

The Ascend Advantage

Ready Analytics

"Ready to Roll" analytics and preconfigured models for any region or node

Insights

Provide critical insights for portfolio management in a high renewables future

Expertise

Our expertise includes planning, valuation, risk management & ISO operations