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POWER PLANNING AND FORECASTING CAPABILITIES FOR A CLEAN ECONOMY

EnCompass makes it possible to analyze and defend data from one cohesive system. Perform a full optimization of all resources within a market or utility control center enforcing transmission limits and a complete set of operating costs and real world constraints. Build better models and evaluate new technologies for sustainability.

POWER PLANNING AND FORECASTING CAPABILITIES FOR A CLEAN ECONOMY

EnCompass makes it possible to analyze and defend data from one cohesive system. Perform a full optimization of all resources within a market or utility control center enforcing transmission limits and a complete set of operating costs and real world constraints. Build better models and evaluate new technologies for sustainability.

MORE CAPABILITIES TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

STORAGE & RENEWABLES

Evaluate the benefits and restrictions of hybrid resources

Co-optimize limited energy resources such as hydro, storage, and demand response with load shifting or “bounce back.”

Storage may be paired with renewable projects to only charge when they generate (sharing an inverter) or may charge using any resource connected to the grid. Cycle depth penalties may also be used to reduce excessive cycling and extend the life of batteries. Intermittent renewable resources such as wind and solar may be modeled with daily profile shapes down to the 1-minute level. Excess generation that cannot be stored or sold will be curtailed, with the ability to set the priority of resources for curtailment and if costs should still be applied.

Combined with the ramp rate restrictions on dispatchable resources, EnCompass provides all of the necessary features to quantify the impacts of renewable and storage integration at the sub-hourly level.

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POWER TO GAS

Robust planning software for green hydrogen storage transition

HYDROGEN STORAGE

The carbon-free production, storage, and combustion of hydrogen is one of the most promising technologies to store excess renewable energy and use during peak load periods.

EnCompass includes fuel inventory logic that allows for resources like electrolysis to convert power into hydrogen gas based on an input kWh/kg rate. That hydrogen can then be stored and used in properly equipped combustion turbines in simple or combined cycle configurations.

For long term runs that can include capacity expansion (with electrolysis as an available option), EnCompass will determine the best times to produce and consume hydrogen, and the monthly levels of storage subject to maximum and minimum constraints. The monthly storage strategy automates detailed simulations that track and optimize hydrogen storage daily.

DESIGNED FOR THE ANALYST

INTUITIVE FEATURES

Import and export data to Excel spreadsheets automating entry of large amounts of data

EnCompass software was designed with the analyst in mind, making data setup and reporting simple and intuitive.

Create multiple scenarios using shared datasets, with scenarios grouped into structured folders that make it easy for capital projects, outage dates, and initial conditions to be set based on prior simulations.

Import and export data to Excel spreadsheets in a straight-forward, easy-to-read format, automating entry of large amounts of data. Users can export as little as a single dataset or an entire database to Excel to transport data. The software uses an SQL server database, allowing multiple users access to data at the same time. All data entries clearly display who made the change and when. EnCompass scripts may be used to automate data changes, submit runs, generate reports, and call external command-line processes.

TOOLS TO DO YOUR JOB BETTER, FASTER

BUILT FOR UNIFICATION AND TRANSPARENCY

RESULTS & REPORTS

Easily view and understand results through high-level summaries or detailed dispatch reports automatically at the click of a button. No additional setup required!

Tables and charts are used to put the results into context, and include key metrics such as reserve margins, availability, capacity factors, average costs, pricing, realized market prices, and profitability.

EnCompass provides a structured data environment that makes it easy to setup shared assumptions, but also has tools to show the actual detailed data that will be part of the simulation before executing runs. All or selected inputs can show values for any number of days, months, or years can be shown for all or selected inputs, with the effects of Time Series repeating patterns and escalations considered. The Supply Curve report will show, for a selected balancing authority or zone, all resources with expected capacity and bids in a merit-order stack, both as a table and a chart.

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