The comprehensive and calibrated datasets that we offer as a part of AURORAxmp, or as an optional add-on, simplifies meaningful reporting and forecasting. All AURORAxmp databases include a base-case 25-year power price forecast and generator capacity expansion and retirement plan. The sources and procedures used to update the data are thoroughly documented. Updates to the databases are provided under the annual AURORAxmp license.
We painstakingly calibrate and test every dataset. We perform regular backcasts to ensure that our data holds up against real-world situations.
U.S. - Canada and/or European databases are delivered as part of AURORAxmp.
U.S. - Canada Database
The U.S. - Canada Database includes a calibrated, formatted, and comprehensive set of input data affecting generator dispatch, power flow, and locational power price formation in AURORAxmp. It includes:
- Definitions of current and under-construction generating units
- Detailed operational characteristics
- Location-specific fuel prices
- Granular market areas including: demand, hydro energy and constraints, resource- or technology-specific emissions rates and prices, spinning and operating reserves, transmission interconnection, flexible system representation, and a comprehensive set of resource groups
- Fully integrated regional, nodal databases are also available
The detail, testing, and calibrating of our U.S. - Canada Database yields useful and defensible results right out of the box. Its flexible structure and importing tools enable you to effortlessly customize it with proprietary data for your specific needs.
The European Database includes detailed generator information, granular country and sub-country level market areas, fuel prices, demand, transmission interconnection, and more.
Our expert team of analysts rigorously maintains the European database so you have an accurate view of the markets right out of the box. Like our U.S./Canada database, its flexibility is unmatched in allowing for scenario analysis or customizing with proprietary data.
The European Database features over 50 market areas. More than 9,000 generating units are modeled, as well as over 400 unique fuels. EU emission policies and constraints are incorporated. The database has been in release since 2008, with several updates yearly. Sources include: ENTSOE, RTE, DECC, ICE, BNetZa, DUKES and many others.
We are proud to now offer our Mexico Database as an add-on to AURORAxmp. The AURORAxmp Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista (MEM) database is regularly updated to reflect the most recent PRODESEN 2016 assumptions from SENER and other key sources including CENACE, and experience with CFE and other IPPs in Mexico.
The AURORAxmp MEM database is formatted, tested, and immediately ready to use for high-quality valuations, market analysis (including energy and capacity), as well as congestion and risk analysis of Mexican power markets. It will allow cross-border analysis with boundary zones, including Belize, Guatemala, ERCOT (TX), WECC (AZ) and WECC (CA-ISO).
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Ease of Integration and Data Management
AURORAxmp delivers unequaled speed and control for all your power market modeling needs. It is, quite simply, the most powerful, flexible and fast product on the market.
Modify data and layer changes within an individual analysis or model run. Our Change Sets simplify scenario management and sensitivity studies. High gas, low gas or hurricanes, no other tool makes it easier to see the outcome of potential situations.
Multiple Database Formats
AURORAxmp supports multiple database formats, including internal SQL (no other product required), SQL Server, MySQL, XML and MS Access, giving you exceptional control over input and output. Query large datasets right in the model. You can even link to externally maintained Excel worksheets to fully integrate your custom data.
Utilize Visual Basic scripting, together with XML files, to control virtually any input or output and easily exchange data with a wide range of other applications. Scripting allows you to alter the data quickly and on the fly. Combine this with our Project Scheduler for amazing automation opportunities.
AURORAxmp gives you complete control over almost every aspect of model operation, including dynamic data modification. This enables you to easily integrate data from other applications, using AURORAxmp as the ultimate power system simulation and pricing engine.
AURORAxmp leads the industry in flexibility, data integrity, speed and user compatibility.
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