Join us for the Ascend Analytics Summit!

Hello!

For the second year, Ascend Analytics is bringing together energy industry experts, senior energy executives, and the broader energy community to discuss the latest trends and best practices in portfolio management and planning. We’d love for you to join us! The Ascend Analytics Summit will take place in beautiful Boulder, CO in October.

This year’s user summit will address decision analysis concerning the most pressing challenges facing the energy industry, including changing market dynamics. The summit will provide a platform for sharing practical insights into the latest approaches for planning and portfolio management. You will learn new approaches to data visualization and how these approaches can concisely communicate complex modeling results.

Discounted Early Bird registration is available through September 14th. To register, go to ascendanalytics.com and click “REGISTER NOW” or look to the last page of the attached agenda. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or if you need additional information and we would be glad to help out.

We look forward to seeing you at the Summit this year!

Hawaiian Electric Companies Release Power Supply Improvement Plan Update

Ascend Analytics has been working vigorously to help Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) update their energy plans, which outlines a plan charting the near-term actions that will lead to the use of renewable resources to meet 100% of Hawai’i’s power generation needs by 2045.

HECO’s 2016 Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) Update outlines a detailed plan charting the specific actions for the years 2017 through 2021 to accelerate the achievement of Hawai’i’s 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2045.

The work that went into creating the PSIP incorporated Renewable Energy Planning Principles, which helped guide the creation and direction of the plan.

For details and more information, please see the links below!

Solar Irradiance Nowcasting Case Studies Near Sacramento

Check out the article, “Solar Irradiance Nowcasting Case Studies Near Sacramento” to learn about the solar power forecasting system, designed to predict solar irradiance and power generation at solar farms.

The system is comprised of several component models operating on both the nowcasting and day-ahead forecast horizons. The different nowcasting models include a statistical forecasting model, two satellite-based forecasting models, and a numerical weather prediction model. It is important to better understand and assess the strengths and weaknesses of these short-range models in order to facilitate further improvements.

Tyler McCandless, co-author of the article and Project Manager here at Ascend, helped write the paper from his dissertation research. The paper has been published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology & Climatology.

Click Here to Read the Article!

Fundamentals of Integrated Resource Design Plans

On October 17-18, Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO & Co-Founder of Ascend Analytics will be teaching a course on the Fundamentals of Integrated Resource Design Plans. The course will take place at the SCPPA (Southern California Public Power Authority) offices in Glendora, CA and is open to members of SCPPA. As of now, 30+ registered members have already signed up for the course!

Much of the course content will focus on California Senate Bill 350 “Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015”. To summarize, this legislation requires that California is producing 50% of its electricity from renewables by the year 2030. For more information and course details, please click here!