The changelog highlights recent product improvements we’ve made so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new.
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.
July 1, 2019
New web layout with push on imbalance and regulating markets
EQ has launched a brand-new web page incorporating new data with push functionality, significantly speeding up the update frequency on the EQ platform. For convenience: We have moved the newest and most relevant data to the top of the page. In short: More data delivered more quickly in a more user-friendly manner.
June 27, 2019
Precipitation energy for the CWE areas
News from our ongoing hydrology project: EQ now brings you precipitation energy for the CWE region. The service includes forecasts, seasonal norms and historical data. The combined normal production in CWE is 180 TWh per year - or nearly 8% of the total power supply in the region. EQ already covers hydrology in the SEE and NP areas. We expect to complete the first part of our hydrology project by adding precipitation for the Iberian Peninsula soon.
June 23, 2019
Higher update frequency in imbalance and regulating markets
We have significantly boosted the update speed for these market, for some areas by up to 30 minutes. This change was triggered by a tips from a user who pointed the way to a better source with a higher update frequency.With thousands of data sources, many providing the same type of data in parallel, we are always on the lookout for improvements. Tips and suggesting from our users are always welcome, and we take pride in following up swiftly.
June 20, 2019
Higher-precision price forecast for the German imbalance market
We have included IGCC volumes in the imbalance price forecasts for Germany, significantly improving the performance. Contact us for more information.
June 15, 2019
Adding volume types s for the imbalance and regulating markets
We have added more types of regulating volumes and prices for IGCC, aFRR (SCR) and mFRR (MR). These are all accessible in the highest available resolution, of course.
June 12, 2019
Upgraded GFS model
EQ was ready to provide improved GFS forecasts on the same day as NOAA launched its enhanced version of the GFS model. The upgraded model translates into better fundamental models too. Please note that the new GFS model came with some inconsistencies in how they handled precipitation. We have patched these problems.
June 10, 2019
More Remit variables for Switzerland and Serbia
EQ continually strive to offer an all-inclusive service. As new units and variables are made available, we include them in EQ’s system. The latest update includes more variables covering the Swiss and Serbian markets.
May 25, 2019
Upgrade backend system
EQ grows. The number of users grows, activity increases, and the types of services we provide expand. The recent update of our backend roughly quadrupled our storage capacity and improved the read and write speeds substantially. The upgrade also facilitates a planned new service that comes with large data amounts. Notably, aided by a state-of-the-art backend system, we made the upgrade with zero downtime. Get in contact you would like to know the know details.
May 13, 2019
Aggregated precipitation in South East Europe
True to our ambition to support hydrology for the whole of Europe we now introduce precipitation energy for the SEE region. As usual, the forecasts, actuals and seasonal normals are available via our web and self-service database. Energy Quantified models the net precipitation, simplified as received precipitation minus evaporation, in terms of potential energy. Analysis of the role and magnitude of evaporation in these countries will follow on our blog.
May 10, 2019
Fast browsing for historical forecasts and actuals
Click and jump to the day/week before or after the archived date you are investigating. This functionality further enables you to swiftly pull information and analyses the market conditions, on and around a specific date. The EQ app remembers your chosen date so you may conveniently switch to any other price area for further analysis. On the topic archive, keep in mind that EQ allows you to serve yourself with historical forecasts, with any lead time, via our API or Excel integrator.
May 3, 2019
Actual data for Turkey
We added live update of the official numbers on Turkish consumption and wind power out. As soon as the current delay is removed on the other Turkish variables, we will add them to EQ live update service. As always, the data is available in our self-service data base.
April 10, 2019
Bypass your internal database
Cut back on costs and time lost to data management. How: Conventionally users upload data to their database, for input to internal models, prototyping, reports etc. Increasingly users now couple their analysis tools and forecasting models directly into our database. They simply pick the specific variables and time frames they need. Contact us for more information.
April 8, 2019
Stacked REMIT and UMM
We have completed our system on REMIT and UMM messages. This means that you may: *View and download quantified and stacked REMIT and UMM messages **Retrieve details for all units, ***Get the historical data (Actuals), filtered by price area and stacked by category.
April 4, 2019
Actuals on all power production units
EQ now supports an easy view and download of historical production for all units that are publicly available in Europe. For your convenience, we present it together with the corresponding REMIT capacity. Interested in grabbing the historical data? No problem. Just help yourself in our data base. The data is, of course, saved on the highest possible resolution. In most cases, they are available for several years back. Note: There might be units unknown to us. Let us know if you miss some. We might be able to make it available within a few hours.
March 28, 2019
Sorted REMIT and UMM
Save time and gain an overview. Improved sorting and filtering of REMIT and UMM messages. Finding the REMIT and UMM messages that are relevant for you is notoriously laborious. If you are only interested in the numbers, you may of course just view the quantified and stacked data on EQ. However, many want to read the original message. EQ now tables the latest active messages and facilitates quick filtering. Find just the ones you are looking for, in a few seconds. Check it out.
March 22, 2019
EQ provides access to complete sets of data for any price area in Europe. Thousands of real-time updated variables on pricing, fundamentals, and weather, are available via our web API and Excel. Use the data search to find the data. You will notice that the search engine accepts short forms and even spelling errors. If you are not sure what you are looking for you may filter data by categories, all are appearing in alphabetic order, making browsing for a specific variable or set of variables very fast and convenient. The list of categories provided also doubles as a quick reference to power market data. It ensures that you do not miss out on available data. Inspect the data and download, via our web API or our Excel integrator. It is up to you.
March 18, 2019
Ensemble spot forecasts
Ensemble spot forecast is our 4th type of spot report provided by EQ. The report follows Spot and flow, Price spread to adjoining markets and finally Market sensitivities. Spot ensemble provides consistently view on the weather driven uncertainty in the spot market.
March 15, 2019
Total curves on REMIT/UMM
REMIT and UMM data are notorious fragmented and difficult to use. EQ has greatly simplified this by providing a sum total, by price area and fuel type. In effect, instead of having to follow a large number of different individual units, you only have to view one curve, the sum total. Data for Nuclear is presented on the web. The total curve for the other fuel types will be added soon.
March 10, 2019
Hydro reports on NP price areas
Hydrology and hydro production increases in importance for us. This addition brings detailed hydrology report on the areas NO1-NO5
March 7, 2019
API prepared for REMIT
Improved API and updated documentation on period-based data. The latter is useful when dealing with REMIT data that is being made available in the coming days.
March 3, 2019
Residual production added to our database
A new and more accurate price driving variable is added to EQ’s database. We have named it Residual production. The new variable is derived using the fact that an area’s power usage must equal its indigenous production, plus import. Put down as an equation you get that at all times: Consumption + Export = Wind + SPV + Nuc + Import + Residual production. Rearranging yields the following expression:Residual production = Con – Wind – SPV – Nuc + net Export = Residual load - Nuc + net Export. The first equation shows that Residual production simply equals the production that is not explained, yet. However, the variable is very much dependent on the highly volatile variable, net Export. Feel free to help yourselves in our database.
March 1, 2019
Price driven nuclear production forecasts
Obviously, the development in available capacity is an important input in forecasting nuclear production. However, we have also found the expected spot price to add a surprisingly high explanatory power to our nuclear output forecasting model. Particularly for France and Germany. Feel free to contact us for more information.
February 16, 2019
Price forecasts for the imbalance market in Germany
The forecasts are available via our Balance page and our self-service database. Contact us for more information.
February 13, 2019
Data on regulating markets added
Continuing our preparation for the short-term markets coverage, EQ added data feed on the regulating markets. Both prices and volumes are shown on our web and of course downloadable via our service database.