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Improve your ML with EQ

Hugo Birkelund

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) present some fascinating modeling approaches. However, even with ML and hyper-fast computing, the old saying "garbage in, garbage out" or simply GIGO holds true.

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What's the price effect of Cobra?

Hugo Birkelund

The 700 MW Cobra cable, connecting the Netherlands and DK1 (Jylland) is scheduled to start commercial operation on Monday. In this short blog, we investigate the effects it will have on the price formation.

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Happy birthday 2019

Hugo Birkelund

This week we celebrate our 2nd anniversary as Energy Quantified or simply “EQ” – a Montel company. Two years on, we provide “all you need to be in power” for all price areas in Europe.

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SEE hydrology and an exciting August?

Eylert Ellefsen

August can become an exciting month for traders in the SEE region. Recent precipitation forecasts have remained very dry. If these continue, there will be a further reduction in hydropower production and an additional upward pressure on spot-prices in the SEE-region. This is the conclusion gleaned from EQ’s new Pan European hydro model, which will be launched soon.

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Large differences in Alpine hydro balances

Eylert Ellefsen

EQ's new hydrology models indicate that we enter August with large differences in hydrological balance across the Alpine area. Switzerland and Austria now have reservoir fillings of, respectively, 12% and 8% above their seasonal normal, whereas France and Italy are on their seasonal normal. High snow reservoirs and delayed melting during the spring, was followed by a heatwave end of June and start of July. This sparked melting, which in turn led to high inflow levels and ultimately rapidly increasing hydro reservoir levels in Switzerland and Austria.

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