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Ascend Analytics' proprietary Market Reports & Videos contain power market forecasts which expertly address market dynamics, forecasts of future conditions, and new opportunities related to the energy transition. These reports and videos include day-ahead and real-time power prices for nodes and trading hubs, prices for ancillary services, capacity, and RECs, as well as basis forecasts for every Independent System Operator (ISO) market in the United States plus WECC and Europe. 

Clients can email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com to get free video access. Please see our Market Reports & Videos below & for additional questions, please contact us.

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Ascend Market Intelligence Reports are based on macro-level drivers, resource mix forecasts, and additional market dynamics based on a specific time periods. 
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CAISO Market Report

$ 20,000.00 USD
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ERCOT Market Report

$ 20,000.00 USD
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ISO-NE Market Report

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SPP Market Report

$ 20,000.00 USD
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MISO Market Report

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PJM Market Report

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NYISO Market Report

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Next Generation Battery Storage Revenue Modeling & Asset Valuation Webinar Teaser

$ 100.00 USD
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CAISO 5.1 Webinar Teaser | The Calm Before the Storm

$ 100.00 USD
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NYISO and ISO-NE Forecast Preview: On Again Off (Shore) Again Relationships

$ 100.00 USD
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Despite aggressive clean energy mandates in New York and the New England states, cost concerns have begun to test policy commitments. Rising peak demand, increasing capacity prices, and a scarcity of capacity resources further complicates the renewable energy development outlook in New York ISO (NYISO) and New England ISO (ISO-NE).

In a recent webinar, Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO of Ascend Analytics, and Dr. Brent Nelson, Managing Director of Markets and Strategy, discuss key developments, updates, and complications in northeastern energy markets, as well as Ascend's latest market forecasts for NYISO and ISO-NE.

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SPP Forecast 4.1 Update: Ready for Offtake/Takeoff

$ 100.00 USD
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In this webinar, we discuss our outlook on the SPP power market, identifying key dynamics and opportunities for renewables and storage.

In this webinar, we discuss our outlook on the SPP power market, identifying key dynamics and opportunities for renewables and storage.

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ERCOT Forecast 4.2 Preview: To Wind, or Not to Wind

$ 100.00 USD
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As solar buildout grows in ERCOT, critical grid conditions are increasingly becoming associated with sunset net load ramps. Whether wind generation falters or rises with the setting sun determines the magnitude of the daily ramp and is the key driver for ERCOT price dynamics. As a result, wind can either cause ‘superduck’ ramps or squash price volatility. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of Ascend’s latest ERCOT forecast and the outlook for market forwards, scarcity, surpluses, and clean energy economics.

As solar buildout grows in ERCOT, critical grid conditions are increasingly becoming associated with sunset net load ramps. Whether wind generation falters or rises with the setting sun determines the magnitude of the daily ramp and is the key driver for ERCOT price dynamics. As a result, wind can either cause ‘superduck’ ramps or squash price volatility. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of Ascend’s latest ERCOT forecast and the outlook for market forwards, scarcity, surpluses, and clean energy economics.

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PJM/MISO Market Forecast Update: A Series of Fortunate Events

$ 100.00 USD
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In this webinar, we will discuss Ascend's latest market outlooks for PJM and MISO as elevated gas prices, passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, and continued clean energy demand from policy and ESG goals have strengthened the outlook for clean energy and clean capacity resources.

To capture the maximum project value of storage and hybrids in live operations, state-of-the-art adaptive forecasting of market conditions and continuous optimization of bid curves provide a competitive edge over traditional heuristic or fundamental trading strategies. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the performance of Ascend's proprietary algorithms across use cases for storage and renewables in ERCOT and CAISO. We will discuss overall strategy formulation, assessment, and benchmarking, as well as detailed examples of "a day in the life" of these systems to build understanding of the benefits of active SOC management and comprehensive market forecasting. We'll bring to life how storage and hybrids realize and can exceed predicted asset valuation. Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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Hedge Optimization & Risk Management for Energy Retailers

$ 100.00 USD
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New Revenue Insurance to Remove Downside Risk of Merchant Storage

$ 100.00 USD
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Storage Bid Optimization: Maximizing Value & Emissions Reductions

$ 100.00 USD
Free

Substantial opportunities exist for merchant storage projects to capitalize on renewable-driven volatility in energy markets, especially in CAISO and ERCOT, which are projected to grow at 20% through 2029.  

In a recent webinar, Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO of Ascend Analytics, joined Mr. Mike Huisenga, Managing Director of Business Development, and Dr. Carlos Blanco, Managing Director of Analytic Solutions from Ascend Analytics, to discuss storage bid optimization strategies, revenue stacking, revenue-optimizing risk management practices, and the decarbonization value of batteries. 

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Achieving Your Clean Power Goals Cost Effectively

$ 0.00 USD
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Portfolio Management to Optimize Value & Sustainability with Less Risk

$ 100.00 USD
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Reliability Planning: Embracing Renewable Energy in a Changing Climate

$ 100.00 USD
Free

In this webinar, analyze considerations for the role of temperature and correlated outages in RA assessment, role of storage and duration implications for RA analysis, ELCC by resource type, and emerging technologies to support renewable integration.

In this webinar, we analyze considerations for the role of temperature and correlated outages in RA assessment, role of storage and duration implications for RA analysis, ELCC by resource type, and emerging technologies to support renewable integration.

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Market Observations & Predictions for PPA's and M&A's

$ 100.00 USD
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In this webinar, we review clean energy procurement and M&A trends relevant to Corporates, CCAs, Utilities, Investors & Asset Owners.

In this webinar, we review clean energy procurement and M&A trends relevant to Corporates, CCAs, Utilities, Investors & Asset Owners.

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New Frontiers in Contracting Renewables & Storage

$ 100.00 USD
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This webinar introduces new approaches beyond PPAs to increase project value for renewables and storage.

This webinar introduces new approaches beyond PPAs to increase project value for renewables and storage.

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From Valuation to Operation: Capturing Opportunities with Storage & Hybrids

$ 100.00 USD
Free

Maximize the value of storage and hybrids and live operations with adaptive forecasting to market conditions that continuously optimize bid curves to provide the competitive edge.

Maximize the value of storage and hybrids and live operations with adaptive forecasting to market conditions that continuously optimize bid curves to provide a competitive edge. Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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IRA Opportunity Zones: These Tax Credits go to Eleven

$ 100.00 USD
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In this webinar, Ascend will describe the IRA bonus tax credits and identify areas where power market dynamics and tax incentives coincide for better-than-ever investment in the energy transition. We’ll also uncover new geographic opportunities that have materialized.

The IRA has created new geospatial dynamics for renewable and storage projects. Learn where the IRA bonus tax credits apply and where power market dynamics and tax incentives coincide for better investments. Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com

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Inflation Reduction Act: Fuel on the Fire

$ 100.00 USD
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This webinar will cover key developments since Ascend's last forecasts and estimated changes for upcoming releases to address rising gas prices, stranded asset risks for thermals, and growing renewable penetrations.

With rising gas prices, stranded asset risks for thermals, and growing renewable penetrations, renewables and storage were already the most economic new resources in most markets even before the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act improved their economic outlook. While Ascend already forecasted aggressive renewable buildouts, the extension of the Investment Tax Credit to standalone storage significantly improves the merchant viability in storage in marginal markets. This webinar will cover key developments since Ascend's last forecasts and estimated changes for upcoming releases. Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com

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Reliability Planning for a Low Carbon Future

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In this webinar, Ascend's resource planning experts will discuss: risks of load shortfalls in today’s systems,  model requirements for best practices in resource adequacy analysis, resource adequacy metrics and their use in planning and ELCC analysis of weather-driven and energy limited resources.

As the US charts a path towards a carbon-free future and utilities are pushed to meet aggressive clean energy goals, meeting this challenge requires building large amounts of wind, solar and energy storage. This large growth in highly variable weather-driven power supply raises the stakes for rigorous analysis of resource adequacy to ensure a reliable power system. In this webinar, Ascend's resource planning experts will discuss: - Risks of load shortfalls in today's systems - Model requirements for best practices in resource adequacy analysis - Resource adequacy metrics and their use in planning - ELCC analysis of weather-driven and energy limited resources Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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Market Forecasting in an Era of Energy Transition

$ 100.00 USD
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This presentation will cover what energy investors and developers need to understand about power markets as the energy transition progresses.

Electricity prices dynamics are fundamentally changing with increasing renewable penetrations, and the days are over of average prices having great sway. Volatility is growing, negative prices are becoming increasingly frequent, geospatial patterns of supply and power prices are radically changing, and ancillary markets are transforming. Understanding the structural drivers of change and their links to market conditions in critical to making informed decisions. This presentation will cover what energy investors and developers need to understand about power markets as the energy transition progresses. Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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Optimal Off-Take Strategies for Managing Renewables & Storage Portfolio Risk

$ 100.00 USD
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This webinar will explore the relative risk and return of alternative contract mechanisms and how to shape a portfolio that leverages high market conditions for increased return on capital and our portfolio risk management experts will discuss how to assemble an OTC contract structure and compare relative risk and return.

While the energy transition has ushered in a wave of new opportunities, the focus on attention on long-term PPA's has been a relative race to the bottom, leaving significant upside for over-the-counter (OTC) hedges and tolls. This webinar will explore the relative risk and return of alternative contract mechanisms and how to shape a portfolio that leverages high market conditions for increased return on capital. Portfolio & Risk Management for the renewable and storage portfolio has significantly greater risk than thermal generation, creating a greater need to understand the principal components of risk and physical financial mechanisms to mitigate these risks. In this webinar, Ascend's portfolio risk management experts will discuss how to assemble an OTC contract structure and compare relative risk and return. Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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Derisking & Deploying Merchant Storage

$ 100.00 USD
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Learn how to support project financing with strategies to derisk merchant battery storage.

Learn how to support project financing with strategies to derisk merchant battery storage. Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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Renewable & Storage Procurement in CA

$ 100.00 USD
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Renewable & Storage Procurement in CA: 2021 was a big year for renewable and storage procurement in California. In this webinar, Ascend's clean energy procurement experts will discuss their take aways from 2021.

Renewable & Storage Procurement in CA: 2021 was a big year for renewable and storage procurement in California. Community Choice Aggregators continued to take the lead in seeking power purchase agreements for renewable energy and battery storage in CAISO, driven by internal goals for annual and 24-7 clean energy as well as state mandates following the Mid-Term Reliability (MTR) Order. In this webinar, Ascend's clean energy procurement experts will discuss their take aways from 2021 including: - What is the effect of inflation and supply chain bottlenecks on PPA prices? - What goes into an offer valuation (price vs value and qualitative assessment)? - What kinds of projects (and where) are winning in the market? - How is long-duration storage faring as a new product? - How will California utilities fulfill the 'baseload' clean energy requirements of the MTR? - Where is the market going in 2022 and beyond? Clients please email marketintelligence@ascendanalytics.com for the free full video.

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