The changelog highlights recent product improvements we’ve made so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new.
November 22, 2020
Adding data for the power connection: DE – BE
Following the opening of the first link between DE and BE ( the 1000 MW ALEGrO) EQ added data feed on the relevant system data, included our proprietary forecasts for flow and capacity. Help yourselves to the new data set.
November 18, 2020
New power connection DE-BE added to the spot price system
ALEGrO is the first link between DE and BE. ALEGRO was introduced gradually from 18 November 2020 and will expectedly reach its capacity plateau for the DayAhead market on 5 December. The 2000 MW capacity intraday capacity is to be introduced in 10 days starting 8 December. The technical complication associated with this DC line required change in the policy regulating the flow base marketing coupling area. Before the introduction, only “intuitive” solution was accepted. (Power flow in the direction of the highest price. After the introduction also non-intuitive solutions are allowed in the FBMC area.
November 16, 2020
Adding feed and forecasts for intraday auctions
EQ now provides the feed on the results and forecasts of the new 15-minute intraday auctions for AT, NL and BE and 30-minute auctions for FR and GB.
November 11, 2020
Faster updates and improved quality on REMIT data for GB
We switched to using BM Reports as a source for REMIT outage messages in Great Britain. Previously, we used ENTSO-E Transparency. The switch gives faster and more reliable updates We have also experienced that some messages that were on BM Reports didn't appear on ENTSO-E. The upgrade should improve the data quality on outages messages in Great Britain.
November 2, 2020
REMIT view improvements
Simplified the REMIT outage message listing for messages with many time periods. Some powerplants have a couple of hundred time periods in their messages, so in the message list these time periods are now merged into one row where we write the entire date interval and the minimum and maximum available capacity in the interval. You can click on the row to view the details.
October 27, 2020
Python client v0.4
A new version of our Python client is out. Important changes for this release is far better integration with the pandas library, a lot more documentation, added some example scripts to the GitHub repository, and much more. A detailed changelog is found here: https://energyquantified-python.readthedocs.io/en/latest/reference/changelog.html
October 23, 2020
Unit production added for Norway
We continue to add data for production units and REMIT information as it arrives. As an example, we added actual production data 60+ powerplant units in Norway. You can conveniently search for and download production for area totals and for units in your preferred area on EQ.
October 21, 2020
More data in Croatia
Added actual production for hydro, solar, and coal. A quick search in our database shows that EQ now provides 11 curves on power production in Croatia. From insignificant sources like Geothermal and Waste to hydro production and coal. The aim is to be complete, on all sources and areas.
October 16, 2020
Python client v0.3
A new version of our Python client with support for OHLC data.
September 28, 2020
More data in SEM
Added data for solar photovoltaic, wind power, consumption, and temperature.
September 27, 2020
The most noticeable changes are: The number of ensemble members has increased from 20 to 30 and the 00 run is prolonged from 16 days to 35 days. Model horizontal resolution increased from 0,5 to 0.25 degree (~25 km) and maintained throughout the forecast period. Better GFS claims the model has undergone major improvements in many areas.
September 17, 2020
Energy Quantified adds OHLC data for power, gas, oil, coal and EUA (CO2) to our pricing page. The idea is that users can cherry-pick the prices for only the country/area they need. The data is available in Excel, in the Python client and in the TimeseriesAPI.
September 11, 2020
Spot prognosis extended
Spot forecasts extended to 45 days. The forecasts can be downloaded via our API client and our Excel integrator.
September 7, 2020
Fundamental climate expanded
We continue to roll out Fundamental Climate, now adding temperatures and precipitation energy.
September 4, 2020
Added futures for Bulgaria
Futures for Bulgaria power base is added to EQ’s OHLC data feed.
September 3, 2020
Reservoir production data for Norway
Added synthetic hydro reservoir production numbers for Norway. The numbers included the new pump storage production numbers. Pump storage is now a production category for Norway.
September 2, 2020
Added SRMC in API
Added operations for calculating of Short-run marginal costs (SRMC) in our API.
September 1, 2020
Added EPAD for the Nordic areas. EPAD is trading day statistics for electricity price area differentials future contracts from Nasdaq Commodities. The reference price for these contracts is the Nordic system price.
August 26, 2020
Production by type added to Turkey
Time series for hourly production by fuel type for Turkey is now available. Note that the hard coal category refers to imported coal, while lignite, asphaltite and black coal are the domestic coal types.
August 24, 2020
Added a knowledge base that provides convenient access to information on a wide array of topics and frequently asked questions. We aim to add articles as we go. Feel free to request topics. Over time the EQ knowledge base will become the go-to source of information on the power market, data availability and market modelling.
July 24, 2020
Fundamental climate view on web
As part of our process of rolling out Fundamental Climate, we introduce “View fundamental climate on the web”. Now you can pick and choose any area in Europe and view the 40-year weather spread for the variable of interest on the fly. Select any date range and download data into Excel, too. That said, fundamental Climate contains a lot of data. A better practice would be to download the data for analysis via either our Excel Integrator or API client. Note: So far wind and solar are covered for entire Europe. More variables, like consumption, precipitation energy, and weather parameters, will follow shortly.
July 22, 2020
Python API client released
Simplifying access to our vast database of power data is central to EQ. Now we take the next step and provide a Python client for our API. The client is well-documented and provides a fast and modern gateway into EQ’s database of power-related data. It integrates with Pandas – a fast, powerful and flexible open-source data analysis and manipulation tool. Read more at https://energyquantified-python.readthedocs.io/
July 15, 2020
River temperature system upgraded
We have upgraded our reporting system for river temperature, providing historical data, status monitoring and river temperature forecasts. The maintenance and upgrade entailed, backloading and testing of historical data, re-estimating the forecast models, and extending the forecast’s lead time from 15 to 45 days.
July 8, 2020
Intraday price forecasts for Germany
We are introducing coverage of Intraday price forecasts. We have started with the German intraday market. The forecasts come with 7-day lead time and are available via our API, Excel integrator and our Data search page on the web app. Please note that the forecasts are updated continuously so you will always be able to retrieve the most recent update. Every hour we make a snapshot and store it in the database. Help your self to the historical forecasts using our self-service forecast’s retriever.
June 15, 2020
Balancing data Czech Republic
Estimates of the preliminary imbalance prices and volumes based on data from the Czech TSO, CEPS. Official system imbalances are available with a delay of one or two days from the electricity and gas market operator, OTE. Regulation volumes are accumulated in real-time from CEPS. IGCC volumes are from regelleistung.net.
June 10, 2020
HYPE, short for Hydrological Predictions for the Environment model, is a semi-distributed catchment model. It simulates water flow and substances on their way from precipitation through different storage compartments and fluxes to the sea. Through a collaboration with SMHI; our research, experimental modelling and finally daily operation, we have made HYPE become the core of our new hydro modelling system. One year after we started the project, we believe HYPE, combined with our advanced high-frequency modelling on top, in many ways surpasses the traditional HBV model. The new web pages, SMHI HYPE, are to be viewed as complementary information to our hydrology report. We expect experienced analysts to find the added information useful. The data series are also made available for download.
June 9, 2020
Fundamental climate – Real weather-driven spread
EQ is in the process of rolling out fundamental climate. It is a rolling simulation of 40+ weather years for, consumption, wind, solar and residual load etc. The data is perfect for a wide array of applications: 1. Input into futures price models, yielding the weather generated spread. 2. A wide array of analytical topics. 3. It enables users to choose their desired reference period for the normals 4. EQ delivers Fundamental Climate for specific points/wind/solar parks. It is perfect for PPA assessments. Rolling simulations of Fundamental Climate used to be available only for the market players with deep pockets and large teams. Now, EQ facilitates this for a fraction of the costs and greatly improves the user friendliness.
June 8, 2020
Capacity development: Photovoltaic and wind power
We have added data for the installed solar photovoltaic and wind power capacity for all relevant areas. The historical capacity starts in 2008, and the prognosis ends 2025. Wind power capacity is split in separate series for on- and off-shore. Note that the data is updated as new information arrives. Technology and wind conditions at the locations that are still available for newly-built capacity has changed dramatically. Hence, it is not straight forward to assess the effect of, e.g. 100 MW installed in 2008 and the same amount in 2025. These types of change are embedded in EQs models. Be advised to consult our historical data, backcasts and simulated normals for comparisons over time.
June 2, 2020
I-SEM market added
Integrated Single Electricity Market, (the combined market for IE and NIE) is added. We have named it SEM. Equivalent to how we handle, e.g. NordPool and Italy, the variables for weather, fundamentals, prices and REMTI, etc. are depicted and made available via our web and database. The symmetry in handling also means that we keep the content for IE and NIE. Historical data (Actual, Backcasts), Seasonal normals and Forecasts are, of course, provided for all variables.
June 1, 2020
Run of river production at a 15-minute resolution
As part of our hydrology project, we now provide run-of-river production at a 15-minute time resolution. Search for “Hydro Run-of-river Production” to find your country. Forecasts, seasonal normals, and backcasts/synthetic are, of course, also included. So far, we provide this feature for twelve countries and only via our database. However, staying true to our mission: All areas will be covered and depicted on our web.
May 25, 2020
Upgrade of consumption data in Great Britain
Instead of using settlement data, we now use meter data as input for consumption in GB. The change will increase the reported consumption levels with around 2000 MW from the middle of 2019. Before this time, the data shows only minor changes to historical information. EQ strives to provide one standard definition for consumption in all areas. For GB, e.g. this means that embedded renewable generation is included in the consumption numbers.
May 19, 2020
Improved the search functionality in our API
EQ provides 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 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 effect in MW
EQ simulates the expected effect on power consumption due holidays, bridging and vacations. The time series, available for download, 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 that 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.
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 forecasts in Greece and Turkey
Until now, we have not rendered the results from our spot market simulation for Greece and Turkey. 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 publish spot market forecasts for Greece and Turkey in the same manner as the rest of Europe: Including continuously updated spot market forecasts, ensemble forecasts, 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.