Anchor Power Solutions is pleased to announce the release of EnCompass Version 7.1, which is available for download today. This version features a completely integrated powerflow analysis tool that includes details on all transmission flows, shift factors, and flow contributions by resource and area demand. An expanded flow diagram also displays all transmission flows with buses color coded by voltage to easily identify transformers and major lines.
Anchor Power Solutions is pleased to announce the release of a combined ERCOT and Eastern Interconnect Nodal Dataset
Anchor Power Solutions is pleased to announce the release of a combined ERCOT and Eastern Interconnect Nodal Dataset. The Dataset has been created for generation and transmission developers, regional planners, consultants, and those looking to perform a variety of reliability and economic studies around the seams between ERCOT, SPP, and MISO.
Anchor Power Solutions is Pleased to Announce the Release of the 2024 Eastern Interconnect Nodal Data Model
Anchor Power Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the 2024 Eastern Interconnect Nodal Data Model. This database combines the Horizons Energy Fall 2022 National Database (NDB) with the Eastern Interconnection Reliability Assessment Group (ERAG) 2022 series 2024 summer peak load case and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) book of flowgates.
Our Anchor Power subject matter experts will be providing important content at EUCI’s upcoming event IRP Best Practices Summit, April 24-26. Accordingly, the firm has been authorized to extend our clients and business network a 10% discount off the registration price.
Anchor Power Solutions is pleased to announce the release of EnCompass version 7. This release extends the capabilities of EnCompass to optimize the integration of renewables and storage and includes numerous usability features requested by the 40-plus client community.
Horizons Energy has released the Fall 2022 National Database (NDB) for the EnCompass power planning model. The Fall 2022 database reflects prominent elements contained in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to incentivize development of clean energy and storage technologies.
Southwest Power Pool, in conjunction with power sector consultants from 1898 & Co., part of Burns and McDonnell, determined EnCompass power planning software to be an integral component of their planning process. Because EnCompass was utilized for the capacity expansion side of the study and to calculate the carbon tax effectively, SPP ascertained the software as a valuable part of their planning, which led them to bring EnCompass in-house for use in other studies. Their staff presented these results to both SPP work groups, as well as at the recent EnCompass User Group meeting in Arkansas.
Transmission circuits are constructed for a number of reasons including reliability, economics, and public policy. When transmission is constructed for reliability purposes, the circuit, even though labeled for reliability, delivers some level of economics to the grid. The opposite is also true. An economic transmission circuit delivers some degree of reliability. Just as reliability and economics are inseparable, transmission and generation planning should be performed in a unified manner.
Mitigating generator siting risks is crucial. What challenges do analysts face and how do they overcome them? It is imperative to avoid investing millions of dollars in a new generator in a highly congested area or make other siting mistakes. This poses the questions: What type of generation should be constructed? When and where should it be constructed? What should be the maximum output?