The changelog highlights recent product improvements we’ve made so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new.
May 19, 2020
Improved the search functionality in our API
EQ provides several tens of thousands of curves, many with up to 24 forecasts instances every day. We have made it easier to search, find and pick just the information you are looking for within our API. Further, we have added more functions for what is called period based series, predominately used in REMIT data.
May 18, 2020
Added REMIT units
We have added Datteln 4, (1.1 GW) probably the last hard coal power plant to be commissioned in Germany. Further, the Dutch 1.3 GW CCGT that opened as late as 2012, mothballed already in 2014, it is now back in operation. Similar, the 300 MW Pergen in the Netherlands, an industrial cogeneration plant operated by Air Liquide. Finally, the recently opened 222 MW offshore wind park in Belgium, Northwester, had been added. We expect to add wind parks in Great Britain and Germany soon.
May 13, 2020
Added holidays and vacation, in MW
EQ simulates the expected effect on power consumption due holidays, bridging and vacations. The series that can be downloaded comprises many effects. 1. Shoulder effects: Ramping down the day before a holiday and ramping up as workload resumes the following day. 2. Bridging: The impact of businesses(employees use the opportunity to take a day off the day after or before a holiday. 3. Overlapping holidays: Adjusting for holidays that coincide. 4. Vacation effect: Predominately the summer vacation, measured as reduced load. The curves may, of course, be downloaded.
May 13, 2020
Upgrade of Excel Integrator
A brand-new version of our Excel integrator was launched. The overriding goal is to simplify the usage and integration of market fundamentals and prognosis into your everyday work and desition processes. The addition of more curves, ability to control and upgrade more preset downloads will facilitate just that.
May 12, 2020
Showing OHLC in our web interface
As a new step in our aim to add more pricing information, we have started to display OHLC on the web. So far, only under the Data Search. We are very eager to show you what we are developing for you. Stay tuned.
May 11, 2020
Added Spot in GR and TR
We have not rendered the results from our spot market simulation for GR and TR. So far, it has only been part of the simulation of power flow and equilibrium price in the adjacent markets. In line with all the other areas, we now render spot market forecasts for GR and TR in the same manner as the rest of Europe. This includes, continuously updated spot market forecasts, ensemble forecasting, spread forecasts and market sensitivities.
May 11, 2020
Added overview of holidays
There are several hundred regional and national holidays in Europe and Turkey. Many of these affect power consumption. EQ gives you a convenient and comprehensive overview of these days, historically and for many years ahead of us. Perfect if you need to model energy usage or keep track of trading days. EQ keeps the information to simulate the holiday effect, measured in MW.
May 6, 2020
Adding Wind power in Serbia
Adding the 400 MW installed capacity in Serbia makes EQ complete on wind power information in Europe. To be clear: We monitor capacity expansion, simulate a consistent historical data set, offer season normals and of course, provides multiple alternative forecasts.
May 6, 2020
Improving REMIT availability
We have added four new API endpoints for period-based series. Some explanation might be useful: A time-series, is defined as values at fixed time-step, say hourly, daily, weekly. The REMIT info, however, is issued as period series, meaning capacity from a timestamp to a time stamp. Our API converts the period- to time-series on the fly. In effect, it makes the REMIT data user-friendly.
May 4, 2020
Adding Remit for Hungary
REMIT for Hungary was indeed included in our first version of REMIT feed. However, the data feed for Hungary proved to be structurally erroneous, so we decided to remove Hungarian data form our REMIT system. Noticing that the feed has improved, we have relaunched the REMIT feed for Hungary.
May 4, 2020
Adding API for OHLC
We have added a new API for retrieving Open, High, Low, Close, (OHLC) data for the latest trading day. The improvement also paves the way for retrieving all our derived curves we plan to produce, e.g. SMRC, spark- and dark-spreads.
April 30, 2020
Improving fundamental models
EQ continuously reload revised historical data. Improved knowledge of capacity and technology is also accumulated in our systems. Finally, revised historical weather information has recently been made available. Based on three these actors we are in the process of making a complete overhaul of our fundamental models. In effect, this will yield improved forecasts, Backcasts seasonal Normals. We start by upgrading our wind power system.
April 23, 2020
More forecast available
EQ facilitates its users to download all our historical forecasts. It is on a self-service basis and included in our standard terms. This upgrade prolongs the lead time from five to ten days lead time.
April 15, 2020
Commercial schedule, IE-GB
Added the commercial schedule: Ireland - Great Britain. The data is made available or self-service database. We will add the missing information e.g. Greece and South-East Europe as they are made available.
April 9, 2020
Upgraded the spot models
We upgraded the spot models for NordPool, France and the Netherlands. The upgrade foreshadows multiple updates of EQ's spot model system.
April 1, 2020
Need for speed
EQ has experienced a substantial load-increase during the last few months. In order to continue to grow uninterrupted, we made a large change to our system. In short it doubled the speed and space. EQ will not allow its systems to get sluggish.
March 31, 2020
End of day prices
Tapping into Montel's phenomenal price feed, we have the pleasure to make OHLC, Open, High, Low and Close available for our users. You will, of course, also find Settlement and Open Interest. The data is so far made available via our API and Excel Integrator. We work to add a Forward analysis. Next step is to add user-guided calculations of local SRMC, Dark- and Spark-spreads.
March 31, 2020
Enlarged the production history
For your convenience, EQ made actual production history for more than 1000 production units available back to 1.jan 2015. Help your-self, but we advised that the quality and availability vary.
March 17, 2020
View your EQ access
EQ wants to give control to our users. The first step is to show you your access status under Settings. The additions are preparation for making the users the admin of their access.
March 9, 2020
Power transmission curves for REMIT is extended from three to six months. Note the REMIT curves for production units reaches five year into the future.
March 4, 2020
Spanish imbalance volumes
Added imbalance volumes in Spain. The additions continue EQ strategy to include all variables and information as soon as they are made available. Let us know if you miss variables in our self-service database.
February 27, 2020
Pump consumption in BE
Completing our database, we have added consumption connected to pumping in Belgium. Pump production and consumption are not to be overlooked. With 1000 MWh/h, the countries pumping is in the vicinity of 1/9 to the load levels in Belgium (as I write this in April 20). On the same note, EQ provides pump storage production, consumption and installed capacity for 19 countries now.
February 26, 2020
Connection Montenegro Italy
Added the 600 MW Montenegro connection between Montenegro and Italy Central-Southern. The connection to Italy is larger than Montenegro's other links to Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia.
February 18, 2020
Volumes in the NordPool spot auction
Following a request, we made the volumes in the NP spot auction conveniently available for download in our database. Serve your-self.
February 7, 2020
Spot forecasts extended from 15 to 45 days
Adding spot and power flow forecasts with a lead time of 45 days. Input is taken from the ECMWF 45-day quantified weather outlook, combined with prognosis for flow capacity, outages derived from REMIT messages and our hydrology system.
January 28, 2020
Precipitation energy for Turkey
EQ now brings you precipitation energy for Turkey. The service includes forecasts, seasonal norms and historical data. Of course, evaporation is modelled, simulated and forecasted, similar to how we do this in other hydro areas we cover. The addition is a tangible indication of our goal: Providing full-featured hydrology for Turkey along the same lines as we do for other hydro areas in Europe.
January 22, 2020
Added convenient data view for individual REMIT curves
Added ability to preview any remit curve on our Data search page. The aim is to provide a quick and straightforward way to investigate any units Remit history and status. To view any units remit history and status, just search, pick, and chose a date range, if you are not satisfied with our default template range. With one click, you may the curve.
January 21, 2020
Extended the filter features on REMIT messages
We have added convenient switching between filtering between “Active messages” and “All messages”. Before the upgrade “Canceled messages” was not shown.
December 14, 2019
Completed hydrology for South Eastern Europe
Added complete sets of hydrology forecasts for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Romania.
November 27, 2019
Forecasts for imbalance prices in the Nord Pool region
Calculating the expected positive, negative and consumption imbalance prices for the current and the next hour for the Nordic price areas.
November 18, 2019
Moved old hydrology models to own submenu
We have now set up new hydrology models in cooperation with SMHI. Therefore we moved the old hydrology page in the Nordic region into a submenu. This menu will later be replaced with a page for viewing some raw/unprocessed model output.
November 17, 2019
Inflow forecasts for South Eastern Europe
While we are tracking the situation in the region, we are now publishing inflow forecasts as well. The model runs for Romania, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Montenegro. Data is available on the web application in tables and charts, and for download in Excel and through the Time series API. More will follow.
November 7, 2019
Hydrology forecasts for all Nord Pool price areas
As promised, we have rolled out hydrology forecasts for the entire Nord Pool region. Forecasts are available on the web pages and for download in Excel and through the TIme series API.
October 31, 2019
Starting to roll out hydrology forecasts
Started to roll out forecasts of hydrology. Areas covered so far are the Alpine area, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Forecasts for the Nord Pool price areas will follow in the days to come. EQ also provides all historic forecasts for download. Help yourself in our data centre.
October 24, 2019
Transparent pricing with price calculator
Added a pricing page with a calculator where you can tailor a quote. You just pick the countries you want to be covered and choose how many users you want. Based on this, the calculateor provides you three alternative planes with 3-, 12- or 24-month subscription period. Go on and have an unbinding offer sent to your mailbox. You may choose to have a sales representative contacting you for a further conversation on your product preference
October 21, 2019
Hydrology status completed
Roll out of EQ’s new hydrology service with updated status completed. The status covers variables relevant for the hydrology, such as hydro balance, water-, snow- and soil reservoir, inflow and precipitation energy. EQ also provides curated historical data and simulated seasonal normals for the same variables.
October 14, 2019
Find your role
We added information on how EQ supports different work roles on our homepage. Just pick your role, click and see how EQ aids and in your everyday work.
October 11, 2019
Feature description of our service
Updated our homepage with an overview and detailed description of all features. A brief summary of how models work and interact is also supported. The summaries will function as an introduction to a knowledge centre we are planning to launch
September 18, 2019
Pan-European hydrology status rolled out
The hydrology project moves forward. We have rolled out an update of the hydrology pages with better normals. Now we have data for all price areas where hydrology is relevant. Forecasts for all variables will be added as well in the weeks and months to come.
September 17, 2019
EC ensemble and EC extended schedule update
The daily EC ensemble forecast schedules are starting 20 minutes earlier starting from 17 September 2019. And the EC extended forecast (the 45-day forecast) starts two hours earlier on Mondays and Thursdays. We have updated all forecast runners to reflect the improvements by ECMWF.
September 11, 2019
Roll out of new hydrology started
Roll out of EQ’s new hydrology product started. The coverage of variables varies; however, EQ now provides curated historical data and simulated seasonal normals for most areas. More areas will follow soon. Even better, forecasts for all variables, tables and maps will be added too in the weeks and months to come.
August 20, 2019
The full history for any Remit message
EQ simplifies, and shows you as default only the active message. Now we introduce the complete message history. Just click on the active Remit message and the full history is listed.
August 8, 2019
Download Remit text messages
EQ collects, cleans-up, and quantifies Remit and UMM messages for entire Europe. Users have requested us to make the text messages downloadable. Today we introduced this option. Just navigate over to the web page where we lineup the texted market messages in a structured format and click on the Excel button to download it. As always: Help yourself.
August 7, 2019
Map-view of geotagged data
EQ adds map-views of geotagged data to the platform. The aim is to improve the presentation of the spatial make up and spatial dependencies in the power market. First out is river temperatures. We will will expand this approach on other variables, such as Remit data, demonstrate the spatial patterns in hydrological variables, price spreads and power flow patterns, price sensitivities, etc.
July 29, 2019
Customer requesed river temps sites
Added actual and forecast river temperatures for two new sites, suggested by our users. Ms X and Mr Y suggested, respectively Danube-Paks (HU) and Moselle-Cattenom (FR). In line with our pledge made in our blog, we added the new sites. They and their current colleagues will receive EQ’s River Temperature service (all stations) for free. Check with our blog on the topic and write me an email if you want to suggest stations.
July 20, 2019
Invitation to suggest river temp stations
EQ invites power professionals to suggest river locations for which we can provide forecasts and historical data. But first, check with the locations we already cover. As a small token of our gratitude for suggesting a new station, you will get access to all our river temp forecast for free.
July 17, 2019
French river temperatures
We have added actual and forecast river temperatures for France. Help yourself to data in our database. Let us know if you still have not grabbed your access to EQ.
July 11, 2019
German river temperatures
We have added actual and forecast river temperatures for Germany with the aim to alert our users to temperature-driven output reductions at thermal power plants. Thermal-based power stations rely on water for cooling purposes. These water sources may be subject to incidents of scarcity, like low flow and/or high river temperatures. Help yourself to data in our database. Let us know if you still have not grabbed your access to EQ.
July 10, 2019
Adding to EQ’s historical archive
EQ provides a deep well of consistent historical data. We are continuously upgrading and improving the records as, e.g. following revisions of data and as new sources open up. At this junction, we’ve added vast amounts of fundamental data dating all the way back to 2011. We invite you to search our self-service database to find any data of relevance to your business.
July 3, 2019
Evaporation, in terms of energy
Instead of providing only precipitation energy, EQ now also provides historical data and simulated seasonal normals for evaporation in terms of energy. We cover all countries in Europe, but Spain and Portugal, that will be added in a few weeks. Why not check out your own area? Feel free to pick our self-service database.