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.

Better models to make better decisions.

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.

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PowerSIMM™
OPS
SHORT TERM
1 Hour to 1 Week
Balance Generation &
Bid Optimization
  • 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 trade strategies and track profitability

Predict & Optimize Generation

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PowerSIMM™
Portfolio Manager
INTERMEDIATE TERM
1 Month to 5 Years
Portfolio Management &
Risk Analysis
  • 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
  • Determine market transactions, valuations and retail pricing

Evaluate Risk & Return

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PowerSIMM™
Planner
LONG TERM
5 Years to 30 Years
Resource Planning &
Capacity Expansion
  • Optimize capacity expansion planning and resource selection
  • Evaluate reliability of renewables and storage
  • Incorporate "meaningful uncertainty" with stochastics
  • Value sub-hourly dynamics of battery storage, non-wires alternatives and EV planning
  • Fundamental modeling of transmission, demand and supply

Select Optimal Resource Plan

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Renewable integration creates opportunity for better models, and better decisions

Distinguishing the Ascend Software Suite
from the Competition

Specialized PowerSIMM™ Modules

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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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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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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PowerSIMM™ Customers

The Ascend Advantage

Ready Analytics

"Ready to Roll" analytics and preconfigured models for any power market and PNode.

Insights & Market Reports

Anticipate and plan for the impact of changing market dynamics on portfolio management.

Electric Grid Modeling and Resource Planning Modeling Software

Expertise

Ascend expertise ranges from basic application support to enhancing decision analysis with risk to expert testimony.