• Investment Grade Data and Analysis
    Velocity Suite
    ABB Ability™ Velocity Suite We believe in making informed decisions that are driven by data and analysis. Velocity Suite provides the latest information on markets, entities, and transactions as well as the advanced tools to analyze that information, make connections, visualize trends, and focus on what matters to you. It dramatically accelerates the time needed to turn data into information and into knowledge
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    EV Power
    EV Power combines all the data on the electric industry with complete coverage on IOUs, generation and transmission cooperatives, distribution cooperatives, municipal utilities, non-regulated market participants, and generating assets, and updates it daily with the latest available information. EV Power also tracks development of new generation projects. ABB’s unique approach to researching new power station additions, retirements and rerates, marries detailed news searches and telephone research with web scouring technology that notifies our analysts of changes in identified reference sources. By combining market capacity changes with plant attributes, monthly generation, costs, and consumption values you are able to see the most complete picture of today’s generating fleet.
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    EV Fuels
    We believe that you can’t separate the fuel supply market into pieces. Energy markets have evolved dramatically in the past several years. In many markets, revenue for coal plants is dictated by the cost of gas. In the future, emissions costs may move coal plants to the margin and increase demand for natural gas. EV Fuels’ extensive coal and natural gas information is updated daily and works in unison to provide you the entire fuels picture.
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    EV Market-Ops
    EV Market-Ops digs down into the details. Its primary components are hourly data for generation (US and parts of Canada), heat rates, emissions (EPA CEMS), loads and prices (FERC and ISO). We have pulled together these extremely useful and cumbersome collections of data and put them in an easy-touse, extremely flexible application. Unit costs are linked to generation and Locational Marginal Price data to enable EV Market-Ops users to review hourly operating revenue and profit streams for nearly 2,600 of the nation’s largest generating units. EV Market-Ops also compiles and formats extensive supply and demand data for use as inputs to most market models. The data is updated daily. EV Market-Ops differs from competing products in quality and quantity. First, all raw data are reviewed for accuracy and corrected or estimated where wrong/incomplete. Second, we add value to all raw operations data by making sure that when presented, they have an appropriate market context. Third, we create analytical tools to make your analyses faster and easier. EV Market-Ops presents all the detail possible, “no holds barred.” For example, LMP pricing data is available for all price nodes in North America via cloud servers, the majority of which are also viewable in EV Energy Map.
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    EV Energy Map
    Data visualization is only part of spatial analysis. From simply showing a picture of a company’s assets, to a complex analysis that examines how industry infrastructure is interrelated, EV Energy Map helps you understand today’s complex markets. EV Energy Map is the industry’s most advanced mapping application. It seamlessly integrates market data that is updated daily with aerial imagery and the most accurate geospatial data, making it an extremely powerful mapping application in the industry. Mapping layers included with EV Energy Map are the most detailed and most complete energy mapping layers available. EV Energy Map makes extensive use of aerial imagery in our development of the electric infrastructure layers to provide you with optimum accuracy.
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    • The number one factor impacting the day to day operations of energy markets is weather; it’s unpredictable and ever-changing. EV Weather tames this for you, and provides you with a reliable, easy way to integrate weather data into your project. EV Weather datasets have been upgraded to utilize the most complete and accurate historical and forecast data available from the National Climatic Data Center and the National Weather Service. Grab the raw data that is relevant to your analysis, or use our “Weather Enhanced” datasets to view energy-specific data like hourly generation, load or price side-by-side with the local weather conditions.

    • FTR Trader combines critical FTR market data with the Velocity Suite’s powerful visualization, mapping and querying capability. This product allows FTR market participants to evaluate their current market position and new market opportunities at the click of a button. Use this tool to see how participant portfolios are performing to date based on actual market results. You can evaluate a potential FTR position between any Source/Sink pair by viewing their historic auction value and past performance. FTR Trader allows users to display FTR portfolios in EV Energy Map to help gain an understanding of how market fundamentals impact FTR contract values as well as hedging and investment strategies. FTR strategies can be effectively demonstrated to management by showing FTR portfolio holdings, power plants, transmission lines and service territories together on one map.

    • Over 1,900 public electric utilities and power marketers are required to electronically file Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR) summarizing the contractual terms and conditions in their agreements for all jurisdictional services (including market based power sales, cost-based power sales, and transmission service) and transaction information for short-term and longterm marketbased power sales and cost-based power sales during the most recent calendar quarter. This data is released quarterly and many data items are available with hourly granularity.

    • EV Grid Map enables users to easily import model output at the bus level, locate buses at their exact geospatial location in the power grid (rather than a schematic representation), and create contour maps and other analysis to pinpoint high and low prices in model runs. Used in combination with the Velocity Suite’s analysis tools, geospatial content, and historical operational and market data, EV Grid Map empowers users to examine forecast model results alongside historical LMP prices, flowgates, FTR/TCC/TCR/CRR portfolios, proposed generation and transmission projects, and much more.

    • EV Transmission is designed to help complete the supply and demand picture by offering hourly scheduled and actual flow data, transmission, limits, TLR events, scheduled and actual outages, and binding constraints on the system. Transmission infrastructure and data relationships have been extensively developed so that outages can be defined by which specific transmission line, substation, unit or zone is affected. This can all be easily visualized in EV Energy Map or the Transmission Path Virtual Analyst to complete your analysis. We also maintain detailed facility relationships so that flowgates can be analyzed with their specific components on the grid. We pull together the data from multiple sources so that you can spend time on modeling and analysis instead of chasing after data and comparing the various naming conventions.

    Additional information

    The number one factor impacting the day to day operations of energy markets is weather; it’s unpredictable and ever-changing. EV Weather tames this for you, and provides you with a reliable, easy way to integrate weather data into your project. EV Weather datasets have been upgraded to utilize the most complete and accurate historical and forecast data available from the National Climatic Data Center and the National Weather Service. Grab the raw data that is relevant to your analysis, or use our “Weather Enhanced” datasets to view energy-specific data like hourly generation, load or price side-by-side with the local weather conditions.

    FTR Trader combines critical FTR market data with the Velocity Suite’s powerful visualization, mapping and querying capability. This product allows FTR market participants to evaluate their current market position and new market opportunities at the click of a button. Use this tool to see how participant portfolios are performing to date based on actual market results. You can evaluate a potential FTR position between any Source/Sink pair by viewing their historic auction value and past performance. FTR Trader allows users to display FTR portfolios in EV Energy Map to help gain an understanding of how market fundamentals impact FTR contract values as well as hedging and investment strategies. FTR strategies can be effectively demonstrated to management by showing FTR portfolio holdings, power plants, transmission lines and service territories together on one map.

    Over 1,900 public electric utilities and power marketers are required to electronically file Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR) summarizing the contractual terms and conditions in their agreements for all jurisdictional services (including market based power sales, cost-based power sales, and transmission service) and transaction information for short-term and longterm marketbased power sales and cost-based power sales during the most recent calendar quarter. This data is released quarterly and many data items are available with hourly granularity.

    EV Grid Map enables users to easily import model output at the bus level, locate buses at their exact geospatial location in the power grid (rather than a schematic representation), and create contour maps and other analysis to pinpoint high and low prices in model runs. Used in combination with the Velocity Suite’s analysis tools, geospatial content, and historical operational and market data, EV Grid Map empowers users to examine forecast model results alongside historical LMP prices, flowgates, FTR/TCC/TCR/CRR portfolios, proposed generation and transmission projects, and much more.

    EV Transmission is designed to help complete the supply and demand picture by offering hourly scheduled and actual flow data, transmission, limits, TLR events, scheduled and actual outages, and binding constraints on the system. Transmission infrastructure and data relationships have been extensively developed so that outages can be defined by which specific transmission line, substation, unit or zone is affected. This can all be easily visualized in EV Energy Map or the Transmission Path Virtual Analyst to complete your analysis. We also maintain detailed facility relationships so that flowgates can be analyzed with their specific components on the grid. We pull together the data from multiple sources so that you can spend time on modeling and analysis instead of chasing after data and comparing the various naming conventions.

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