Product Overview

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

Renewable integration creates opportunity

Distinguishing Ascend Software 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

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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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