As cloud computing creates more opportunity for companies, see how this business model could change the utility landscape. http://ow.ly/WMha309G93k
In the mid 60’s and sunny all weekend! This is why the Ascend Team loves working and living in Boulder. Lets all get outside and enjoy this weather! http://ow.ly/i/rWMIS
Ascend’s team is in Panama City, Panama meeting with AES, as we look to expand their capabilities and deploy PowerSimm in new markets. http://ow.ly/i/rTO1k
One of Ascends great team members is first American to win NDN Half Marathon in 15 years!!! http://ow.ly/XMIF3092cOQ
The Ascend team working internationally in Bogota Columbia deploying PowerSimm! http://ow.ly/i/rPfwu
The Electric Utility Industry Is Innovating In A Big Way, Here’s Proof! http://ow.ly/GD28308XwoG
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.
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!
Ascend Analytics welcomes you to attend the “Best Practices in Portfolio Hedging for Utilities” course on October 6-7, 2016 taking place in Chicago, IL. This 2-day course provides a hands-on experience that will walk attendees through exercises on portfolio hedging for real utility portfolios. You will learn the steps and techniques necessary to effectively manage portfolio positions, adhere to budgets and risk limits, and to optimize operations.
For course details, registration information, and to download the official brochure, click here!
Join Dr. Carlos Blanco, Ascend’s Managing Director of Analytic Solutions, on September 19-20, 2016 for a comprehensive training session on gas and power hedging and risk management for utilities in an applied context.
The course will enable participants to gain a practical working knowledge of gas and power markets, their main players and common traded instruments. Delegates will gain a practical understanding of the various dimensions of risk for utilities active in gas and power markets and the various tools to manage and transfer those risks.