The Ascend Analytics Product Suite captures the new dynamics of electricity markets. Ascend Software integrates weather variability as a key predictor in modeling renewables, load and price to provide robust and insightful risk-based portfolio management and optimized resource plans. Ascend transforms thought leadership into software with actionable intelligence for the next hour to the next 30 years.

Software products for a competitive edge

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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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Software Applications

Portfolio
Analysis

Asset
Valuation

Hedge Optimization

Planning & Budgeting

Capacity
Expansion

Risk & Scenario
Analysis

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.