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Group Trainings

These one-day trainings and demo sessions are an ideal opportunity for customers and non-customers to see the latest developments in AURORA, the ONE tool for energy industry modeling.

Attendees will interact with peers, senior EPIS developers and support staff to learn how AURORA is addressing the challenges of today's power markets. A registration fee of just $74 reserves your seat.

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Morning Session

The Introductory Track is designed for new model users and will provide a complete overview of AURORA's features and functionality. This session will also include a live demonstration of the model. It is highly recommended to those attending the introductory session to bring a Wi-Fi capable device such as a tablet or laptop for the live demo.

The Advanced Track is designed to showcase the newest capabilities in AURORA. This session will give users a greater confidence in model results and their impacts on power market forecasting, analysis and decision-making.

Advanced presentations include:

  • Energy Storage Enhancements
  • Ancillary Services & General Enhancements
  • Portfolio Enhancements

Afternoon Session

EPIS is pleased to offer new tracks this year that are intended to enhance the training experience. These sessions will provide specific focus on pressing issues requested by attendees through survey feedback from the 2016 Group Trainings and the 19th Annual Electric Market Forecasting Conference.

The Introductory Track (continued) will provide hands-on modeling of general topics that were discussed in the morning session. Attendees should bring a laptop with the latest version of AURORA installed. Upon registering, attendees of this track will receive a prerequisite checklist to complete prior to the training.

The Deep Dive Tracks are designed to go in-depth, looking closely at various issues and different modeling approaches within AURORA. We'll take time to explore the structure set-up, timeline implications, and a comparison of approaches to boost your modeling results.

Deep Dive Long-Term: Under the Hood

  • Working examples with step-by-step guidance
  • Logic types in action: explore Traditional, MinCost, and MaxValue settings
  • Review our new, user-friendly Capital Work Calculations workbook. Use it for your inputs or apply your own capital cost assumptions to new technology options

Deep Dive Nodal

The Houston training location will offer a second Deep Dive Track specifically for nodal. Attendees of this track will receive a prerequisite checklist to complete prior to the training. If you are not a current nodal user, but would like to attend this track, please contact Lauren Bierman at to obtain a trial license for the training.

General Session

This final session will conclude the training and demos with a presentation for all attendees.

A Sneak Peek at Upcoming Development

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Calgary, AB - Thursday, March 2, 2017

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) Offices
Calgary Place
2500, 330 5th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0L4
(403) 539-2450

Houston, TX - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hilton Houston Galleria Area
6780 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 977-7911

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Group Name: 2017 AURORA Group Training

Portland, OR - Thursday, March 9, 2017

Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 460-3000

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