Managing Renewables & Storage in Modern Energy Portfolios​ Webinar

On March 24, 2021, NAEMA presented Managing Renewables and Storage inModern Energy Portfolios by cQuant’s VP of Analytics, Brock Mosovsky, Ph.D. As intermittent renewable generation continues to grow its share of a rapidly evolving electricity supply mix, traditional portfolio management strategies designed for fleets of dispatchable thermal generation assets are becoming obsolete. The volumetric uncertainty inherent to wind and solar generation, the erosion effect renewables can …

The Texas Power Grid Fallout: View from a Risk Manager

The Texas fallout of February ’21 from severe winter weather is currently at the forefront of conversation. But this isn’t the first time in history that we’ve seen weather anomalies cripple the power grid and spell financial doom for organizations that were poorly positioned. Such “black swan” events are extremely low in probability but extremely high in impact. In fact, they are often so extreme …

CCA Portfolio Management and Procurement Strategies Webinar Q&A

Continuously-evolving regulatory requirements, the advent of more cost-effective battery storage technology bundled with renewable energy, and the emergence of innovative new contracting and risk mitigation structures continue to transform the landscape of CCA energy procurement. In a recent webinar, cQuant.io and 3CE highlighted some of the key risks CCAs are exposed to and discussed how these risks interact in complex ways as the energy portfolio …

CCA Portfolio Management and Procurement Strategies Webinar

Continuously-evolving regulatory requirements, the advent of more cost-effective battery storage technology bundled with renewable energy, and the emergence of innovative new contracting and risk mitigation structures continue to transform the landscape of CCA energy procurement. In a recent webinar, cQuant.io and 3CE highlighted some of the key risks CCAs are exposed to and discussed how these risks interact in complex ways as the energy portfolio …

Energy Price Modeling Webinar

Recently, cQuant.io and E3 presented a webinar that explained why an understanding of future prices is essential for both short and long-term portfolio planning and risk management. Moreover, we discuss how combining a solid fundamental price forecast with a robust simulation solution, your complete analytic framework will enable you to make the best decisions while navigating the ever-evolving energy markets.  Also featuring a live Q&A session, you will …

Retail Rate Structures for Electric Distribution Networks in Transition: A Case for Automation

BY BROCK MOSOVSKY AND STEVEN DAHLKE Clean energy technologies are increasingly being deployed on electric distribution systems and retail electricity pricing is evolving to support the transition. This evolution involves moving from rates characterized by flat energy charges and net metering policies for distributed energy resources (DERs) towards modern structures that more accurately reflect a utility’s costs to supply and deliver electricity. These include time-of-use …

Analytic Transformation Webinar

Use Case Analytic Transformation Webinar Recently, cQuant.io and OpenAnalytics presented a webinar that outlined how Talen Energy adopted a new data analytics platform and increased their Q1 2020 earnings. During this webinar we show you: how to capture the most from your data, the best analytic tools for portfolio optimization and risk management, and how to streamline your current data analytic processes. Also featuring a …

Advanced Analytics and Long-Term Planning

Rapid change in the power sector adds to the complexity of evaluating investment decisions. Implementing advanced analytics and improving optionality can help companies make informed investment decisions during rapid sector changes. The following Q&A was an interview conducted by UtilityDive with our Energy Analyst, David Manning. Below you will see David’s comments on advanced utility investments.  What are long-term planning challenges utilities face in determining …

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A Quick Review of Outage Cost Analysis

Outages can pose a significant risk to generation asset managers. Some outages are under managers’ control, such as routine planned maintenance, while other outages are unexpected, including forced generator outages due to mechanical failure or transmission outages from severe weather events. Outages add to the complexity of energy risk management – risk managers may have a strategy for effectively hedging market risk but could be …

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Excel Spreadsheet Analytics vs. SaaS Analytics

When does is make sense to upgrade your analytics? Most corporations use Excel spreadsheets for a variety of business requirements, and for good reason. Excel is inexpensive, easy to learn, easy to customize and has useful computational features. However, as companies and their analytic needs grow, the strengths of Excel can quickly become its faults. Excel spreadsheet flexibility and customizability can enable unseen mistakes and …