“100% Hedged” vs. “Risk Free”: Understanding the Difference

“100% Hedged” vs. “Risk Free”: Understanding the Difference

Any energy market participant realizes that uncertainty in future prices of electricity and fossil fuels means risk exposure for their portfolio. Extreme weather, new government regulations, or changes in global supply dynamics can quickly erode profits or even spell ultimate disaster for companies on the wrong side of the resulting price swings. Rather than leaving their portfolio exposed to today’s highly volatile energy market, portfolio …

Build vs Buy in Energy Analytics

My Quants are Better than Your Quants

People always ask me, “Who does your company compete with?” There are a few vendors that do energy analytics like cQuant.io. But mostly, we compete with energy companies that believe they are going to succeed by building bespoke analytics themselves. Almost always, they fail. Here is why. Let me start by telling you what we do. cQuant.io is an energy analytics company. Our team of …

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

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 live Q&A session, you will …

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 …