The changelog highlights recent product improvements we’ve made so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new.
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.
February 12, 2019
Excel integrator updated with retrieval of REMIT data
EQ fetch, display and now also translates all REMIT/UMM messages into numeric curves for each production unit, power flow line and demand unit with responsibility for reporting interruptions. The Excel integrator is upgraded to facilitate a convenient download of these variables. Test it with EQ’s self-service database.
February 1, 2019
Data on individual units
EQ has started to roll out a data feed on individual production units in Europe. A demo page for all French nuclear units is launched. The data is made available via our database. Data and curves for individual units are easily found looking for “@localation”. Searching for “FR” and “prod” would, e.g. display all units available for France.
January 29, 2019
Imbalance market, prices and volumes
Preparing for comprehensive coverage of the short-term markets, EQ added data feed on the imbalance market. Both prices and volumes are depicted. A forecast service on imbalance prices is the next step on this part of the market. Data is, of course, available on our self-service database.
January 28, 2019
Complete feed of REMIT messages
We have launched a complete feed of the REMIT messages. Under the section Early Access you may browse by country/your area, filter by lead time(products) and sort by message type: production, demand and exchange. Note that the messages relevant for available transfer capacity is already included in the spot price simulation and graphed with the power flow forecasts under the Spot section.
January 25, 2019
An Early Access section
EQ employs Early Access to secure relevance and swift completion of our product development. By adding a section dedicated to our projects we offer you an improved view of our product development. At launch, we show you three projects, REMIT, Production on units and information on the regulating market. As we move on these three will find its places among the regular services and information on new projects will be added. Feedback would be highly appreciated.
January 23, 2019
SPV power in TR and NIE
Please be informed that we have added SPV in Turkey and Northern Ireland. Added fundamentals contain curated historical data, seasonal normals and all the 24 alternative daily forecasts on 15 minutes.
January 22, 2019
Wind power in BA, HR and MK
EQ continues to add forecasts as new information surfaces. This time we have added wind power production in Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia. As usual, the added fundamentals contain curated historical data, seasonal normals and all the 24 alternative daily forecasts we quantify. Of course, all on 15 minutes resolution and lead time from next 15 minutes to 45 days.
January 21, 2019
Relative humidity and Wind direction on Local forecasts.
Tell us your favorite stations or define your regional area and EQ provides all related weather data and fundamentals. Receive in real time historical backcast, seasonal normals and many alternative forecasts, with from 72 hours to 45 days lead time. Contact us.
January 17, 2019
SPV for PL and HU
We have added SPV for Poland and Hungary. The installed capacity and SPV production in these countries is limited. That said, it is not possible to tell which MWh that moves the market. These additions follow a development pattern and ideology where becoming complete is an integrated part of our strategy. We aim to fill the database with curated historical data and historical forecasts on these two variables too. As always, the data are available in our database. Help your selves!
January 7, 2019
Day ahead schedules for some missing borders
We continue to add newly available information as a soon as it released from TSO and authorities. This time we have added day ahead schedules for 18 missing borders in central and eastern Europe. The new curves are related to these price areas: SI, IT-NORD, CZ, HU, CH HR, HU, PL and SK. As always, after a curating procedure, new data are immediately implemented in our reporting system and made available via EQ’s web and database. Welcome to help your self in our database.
January 5, 2019
Remit numbers. Flow capacity
We have started to add REMIT numbers. From now on you find Exchange Net Transfer Capacity from REMIT in our database. The REMIT capacities is also included in the spot market simulation and will soon be displayed on the spot report.
December 18, 2018
Excel integration updated
ECMWF expanded their forecasts system with two new models, a short-range deterministic and short-range ensemble model. Because of this we upgraded our service, including the drop-down functionality in our Excel Integrator.
December 12, 2018
Completed implementation of the new EC short-range models
A new short-range EC ensemble model is added and quantified. The upgrade is the last in a two-stage upgrade of the ECMWF model system. The first step was to include a 90-hour short range EC deterministic model. The added model is initiated 06 and 18. The new model has a 144-hour lead time runs on hourly resolution. At the same time the current ensemble model is updated with hourly time-step for the first 90 hours too.
December 5, 2018
New EC short term model
A new short range EC deterministic model is added and quantified. The added model is initiated 06 and 18. The new model has a 90-hour lead time runs on hourly resolution. At the same time the current deterministic model is updated with hourly time-step for the first 90 hours too. The upgrade is the first step in a two-stage upgrade of the ECMWF model system. The next step is to include a 144-hour short range EC ensemble model. We expect the upgrade to be complete in week 50.
November 26, 2018
Dedicated ensemble page
From the |outset, EQ has supported ensemble forecasting. Adding a dedicated page for ensemble forecasts, EQ makes it easier to, view, compare and assess the weather driven uncertainty linked to weather-driven fundamentals. As our users have grown accustomed, you might, of course, add or remove a wide variety of deterministic forecasts in the same view too.