Are regional results sufficient or is greater granularity needed? Understand the two types of modeling and when they should be used. Zonal modeling is a high-level perspective of the power planning grid. It examines a region of the country, which could be a state, multiple states, or a portion of a state(s). In grid planning, zonal analysis can be used for timeframes including current day to 30- plus years into the future to forecast generator operations, energy, capacity, and ancillary service prices.
Industry and policy changes occur at a fast rate, how do we address these challenges? Proper resource and market planning is the answer. Software simulations have always served as the foundation of generation and transmission planning in the power industry. Long-term grid planning used to mean looking forward 10 to 20 years. However, today, in some regions, three-year projections are often considered long-term system planning.
Anchor Power Solutions is pleased to announce the release of EnCompass Version 6.2, extending the capabilities of the leading model for resource planning, production costing, market price forecasting, stochastic analysis, and transmission modeling. This release includes several new modeling constraints including annual and weekly limits for transmission flows, unit starts, and hours online.
Join the Anchor Power Solutions team at the annual EnCompass User Group Meeting in Little Rock on October 25-26, 2022 at the Arkansas Electric Cooperative corporate headquarters. Learn how to quantify the possible impact of recently passed federal legislation that could significantly affect your organization’s power projects. Amplify your ability to model emerging technologies, incorporate capacity expansion options and detailed transmission planning. Connect with the information your team needs for specialized and imperative power planning resources.
Continuing the trajectory of state-of-the-art power planning software, Anchor Power Solutions is pleased to announce the release of EnCompass Version 6.0. In addition to several enhanced usability features, this version offers the ability to model seasonal or monthly capacity markets in addition to the traditional annual capacity market.
TVA has selected EnCompass planning software for their resource strategy needs. The Resource Strategy group at TVA had previously managed multiple users accessing multiple databases and running multiple models, some of which were no longer being supported. Process efficiency was suffering due to the complicated logistics of ensuring consistent data and modeling assumptions were being used across the different software platforms and among different users.
Horizons Energy has released the Fall 2020 National Database (NDB) for EnCompass, incorporating a comprehensive set of assumptions for forecasting energy, ancillary service and capacity markets throughout North America.
DTE Electric Company has selected the EnCompass software from Anchor Power Solutions to expand its capabilities in integrated resource planning. The capacity expansion model that DTE Electric had been using since 2006 was no longer being supported and in need of being replaced.
Anchor Power Solutions announces the latest advancements in power system planning at the 2nd Annual EnCompass User Group Meeting. With the release of EnCompass version 5.0, electric utilities and environmental advocates can evaluate the latest technologies to chart a cost-effective, reliable path to meeting clean energy goals.
Horizons Energy has released the Spring 2020 National Database (NDB) for EnCompass, incorporating a comprehensive set of assumptions for forecasting energy, ancillary service and capacity prices throughout North America.