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Understand the supply and demand fundamentals of European power markets to seize opportunities and manage risks
In an era of increasing complexity in power and commodity markets, those responsible for trading, planning, portfolio optimization and strategy need the ability to explore future scenarios in a flexible enough way to cope with market uncertainty.
The EPSI platform enables the development of deep fundamentals-driven power market insights required for both short term trading as well as mid-term portfolio planning and long-term investment decisions. Optimisation-based scenario analysis and fully validated and checked data streams, coupled with Genscape’s unique proprietary data, provide you the tools to make the right decisions. The platform is fully hosted on Genscape's servers, removing IT barriers and ensuring extremely fast model runs.
The EPSI platform brings you:
To rapidly build and run power market scenarios, you need a platform that fully integrates a cutting-edge power model with up-to-date infrastructure and market data. It must be a hosted solution, enabling out-of-the-box operation and utilising scalable server infrastructure for speed. It should be supported by a team of market experts, who speak your language and go far beyond technical support. This is the EPSI Platform – a paradigm shift in power market analysis.
The contrast with traditional power market “model” solutions could not be greater. Do you really want to spend your time collecting, formatting and loading data, developing/maintaining models, waiting for runs to complete, and battling IT?
Contact us today to take a look at the EPSI platform and discover a different and more effective way of operating.
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Cutting-edge Optimisation-based Power Market Scenario Modelling
EPSI’s powerful, easy-to-use scenario analysis capability provides the flexibility and speed required to explore your power market views, and enables team-wide insight. The platform’s power market modelling engine is fully integrated with Infrastructure and Market data foundations within a hosted framework, ensuring true ready-to-run capability. Make up-to-date trading and business decisions as quickly as you need, rather than spending time laboriously inputting data and waiting for models to run.
The EPSI platform delivers cutting-edge optimisation-based modelling capability with full hourly resolution, unit commitment, sensitivity analysis, and parallelisation for blazingly-fast execution. In addition to an extensive Knowledge Base, EPSI clients receive strong support from Genscape’s team of experts. This team has decades of fundamental data research and analysis experience in the European power sector, and they go far beyond technical support.
Utilise the benefits of EPSI, whether your horizon covers day-ahead trading, year-ahead portfolio analysis, or longer term strategic decisions spanning decades. Control each scenario, exploring key drivers such as demand forecasts, wind and solar production, commodity price development and new builds or retirements of plants.
Key EPSI Platform Features:
- Unparalleled usability through clever interface design that adjusts to different user requirements
- Full user control of all scenario assumptions at hourly resolution
- Industry standard optimisation-based power market modelling framework that is fully chronological, extensible and transparent
- Powerful methodologies including hydro storage modelling, unit commitment analysis, and transmission interface constraints (flow-based market coupling)
- Cutting edge optimisation engine with unparalleled execution speeds
- Top-of-the-line server hardware enabling seamless parallelisation of model runs
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Comprehensive and Up-To-Date Infrastructure Data
In order to undertake accurate power market analysis you need a solid data foundation. EPSI’s European infrastructure data provides an unparalleled depth and quality of data spanning the European power markets. This data has been fine-tuned by sector experts over many years, and is constantly updated by an in-house research team with access to Genscape’s unique power plant monitoring data.
- Plant / unit name
- Location and coordinates
- Installed capacity
- Commissioning / planned closure date
- Technology and fuel
- Fixed and variable operating costs
All data is fully sourced ensuring total transparency. The web-based nature of the EPSI platform means never waiting for data updates. Best-in-class functionality allows existing scenarios to be instantly updated at the push of a button.
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Unrivalled Market Data at your Fingertips
All the data you need from a variety of sources - all within the EPSI platform
The EPSI Market Data Store is a highly structured and visual access and storage mechanism for all time series information related to power market fundamentals. It combines researched and collected data from Genscape with your own in-house data and fully managed data streams from leading Vendors. Data types covered include:
Four key data sources of historical data series and future looking scenario assumptions are distinguished:
THE EPSI RESEARCH TEAM continuously adds and updates historical data series (demand,renewables, hydro, generation by fuel etc.) and forward looking scenario assumptions from standard industry reports.
GENSCAPE offers a unique service providing real-time plant availability information (REMIT). Powerful processes collect, clean, and analyse plant availability information from more than 70 different sources. This data is fully integrated into Genscape's EPSI platform, ensuring you can directly use it in your scenarios.
YOUR OWN DATA for use in scenario analysis and forecasting is very easily uploaded into the Store, using CSV files or fully automatable XML mechanisms.
VENDOR DATA from Genscape partners is available for licensing (demand, renewables, etc). By hosting these relationships within EPSI, there is no need for laboriously setting up paperwork for separate Vendor relationships and data connections. In EPSI, this data is updated automatically, checked and verified.
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EPSI covers all 32 countries representing the interconnected European power market, in addition to Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. For each of these markets EPSI provides access to detailed plant and historical data on fundamental drivers such as power demand, hydro, interconnection and CHP, up-to-date market price data, and powerful market forecasting and analysis capabilities.