PowerSIMM Suite

Analytics for portfolio management & resource planning for the energy transition

The PowerSIMM™ Suite is an Energy Analytics Platform that captures the new and evolving dynamics of electricity markets. Utilities, public power entities, renewable developers, and community choice aggregators, which all utilize PowerSIMM for optional energy portfolio management, resource planning and project optimization.

PowerSIMM incorporates variability in physical and market conditions, ensuring that decisions weight and properly value future events. Ascend provides a framework for streamlined energy portfolio decision-making through our hosted software solution with data integration, validation reports and close client support.

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 power system transmission, demand and supply
  • Optimal Resource Plan Selection
Energy Resource Planning Software
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW BROCHURE

Renewable integration creates opportunity

Distinguishing Ascend Analytics from the Competition

Capability

Competitor

Ascend Analytics

Integrate weather to drive load, renewables & market place
Match hourly & sub-hourly price vols & 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

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

SEE OUR CLIENTS

Specialized PowerSIMM™ Modules

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

Critical insights for portfolio management in a high renewables future

Expertise

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