Operational planning 
of energy systems

— Artelys Crystal Energy Planner enables optimal assets management, from the medium to the very short term, for the entire value chain (generation, consumption, storage, transport, purchase/sale, fuels and emissions).

Thanks to state-of-the-art modeling techniques and advanced forecasting and planning algorithms, our solution allows you to perform an techno-economic optimization of your entire energy system.

 

Equipped with exceptional parameterization features, the web-based Artelys Crystal Energy Planner adapts to the specificities of your system, your decision-making process and your IT environment.

Key benefits

Increasing operational revenues

Make the best trade-offs and activate all sources of flexibility to produce, store, transport, buy and sell at the right time/at right place and at the best price.

Mitigating environmental impact

Minimize emissions’ costs and promote sustainable operational strategies.

Reducing scheduling time

Generate fast, efficient and auditable operational plans, thanks to a clear, structured, and automated decision-support process.

 

Improving the reliability of your forecasts

Anticipate the future state of the system with state-of-the-art forecasting methods to optimize your planning.

a custom representation of your energy system

– With more than 50 models of key energy asset and outstanding configuration possibilities, Artelys Crystal Energy Planner allows you to create your own energy system and realistically represent all your technical, environmental and contractual constraints!

 

Energy generation assets

Thermal assets
Combined gas cycles, combustion turbines, cogeneration, coal/nuclear power plants

Renewable assets
Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, small hydro, ect…

Hydro assets
Isolated or cascading, water line or with tank, pumping stations

Storage

Battery
Lithium-ion

Fuel stocks
Heat pumps, electric burner, hydro pumping stations

Hydraulic dams

Battery
Compressed air

Load

Multi-energy demand
Electricity, gas, heat, reserve

New uses
Electric vehicles, Power-to-X, hybrid heat-pumps

Demand Management
Controllable demand, load management, industrial load shedding

Markets and contracts

Regulated/deregulated markets
Day-ahead, intraday, ancillary services

Contracts
Long-term contracts, Supply contracts, Take or Pay

Ancillary Service Markets
Reserve, regulation, balancing

Networks

Power lines

Nodes

Heat networks, fuel transport

a custom representation of your energy system

– With more than 50 models of key energy asset and outstanding configuration possibilities, Artelys Crystal Energy Planner allows you to create your own energy system and realistically represent all your technical, environmental and contractual constraints!

 

Energy generation assets

Thermal assets
Combined gas cycles, combustion turbines, cogeneration, coal/nuclear power plants

Renewable assets
Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, small hydro, ect…

Hydro assets
Isolated or cascading, water line or with tank, pumping stations

Storage

Battery
Lithium-ion, compressed air

Fuel stocks
Heat pumps, electric burner, hydro pumping stations

Hydraulic tanks

Load

Multi-energy demand
Electricity, gas, heat, tanks, system services

New uses
Electric vehicles, Power-to-X, hybrid heat-pumps

Demand Management
Controllable demand, load management, industrial load shedding

Markets and contract

Regulated/deregulated markets
Day-ahead, intraday, ancillary services, carbon market

Contracts
Long-term contracts, Supply contracts, Take or Pay

Systems Service Markets
Reserve, regulation, balancing

Network

Power lines
Capacity, losses

Knots
Conservation constraints, interconnections

Heat networks, fuel transport

— Represent your entire energy system

 

 

— Customize your assets' parameters and model assumptions

 

 

— Easily analyze detailed generation schedules

 

 

— Compare strategies and improve your performance

— Apply advanced analyticals techniques to optimize your system

 

 

 

— Use an ergonomic Web solution

Maximize profits!

 

 — Optimize operational decisions

Make the best use of your system’s flexibilities (storage units, flexible contracts, generation dispatch, transport) to produce, store, convert, transport, buy and sell energy at the best time and place.

 

Make the best operation trade-offs (equipment selection, fuel choice, time lag, transportation)

 

Rely on a detailed description of the technical constraints of the system to achieve realistic and tangible results.

 

Manage risk factors by using state-of-the-art forecasting techniques (load, market price, RES generation)

 

Base your decisions on robust quantitative indicators: energy costs and overall revenues, GHG emissions, operation and maintenance costs, fuel costs.

Maximize profits!

 

 — Optimize operational decisions

Make the best use of your system’s flexibilities (storage units, flexible contracts, generation, dispatch, transport) to produce, store, convert, transport, buy and sell energy at the best time and place.

 

Make the best operation trade-offs (equipment selection, fuel choice, time lag, transportation)

 

Rely on a detailed description of the technical constraints of the system to achieve realistic and tangible results.

 

Manage risk factors by using state-of-the-art forecasting techniques (load, market price, RES generation)

 

Base your decisions on robust quantitative indicators: energy costs and overall revenues, GHG emissions, operation and maintenance costs, fuel costs.

a multi-horizon visibility

Year ahead

Granularity per hour/ per day/ per month

Annual plans and budgets

Fuel Management Strategies

Inventory Management

Outage planning

Month ahead

Granularity per hour/ per day

Management of fuel purchases

Rescheduling

Updating of annual decisions and budget

 

Day ahead

Granularity per minute/ per hour

Optimization of generation schedules

Bidding on the day-ahead markets 

Real time

Granularity per sec/ per min

Updating schedules (real-time markets, outages, better forecasts)

Reserve activation

Generation/Consumption monitoring

In hindsight

Granularity per min/ per hour/ per day/ per month

Monthly/annual reports

Actual vs Planned Comparison / Data Reconciliations

…in a global scheduling process

— Macro and micro visibility integrated into the platform

Each planning horizon can interact with the backward and forward planning levels to build consistent global plan.

Long-term planning sets targets and directions for short-term plan

 

The impact of immediate constraints is passed on longer-term planning (equipment failure, purchase constraints, stock levels, outage).

 

…in a global scheduling process

— Macro and micro visibility integrated into the platform

Each planning horizon can interact with the backward and forward planning levels to build consistent global plan.

Long-term planning sets targets and directions for short-term plan

 

The impact of immediate constraints is passed on longer-term planning (equipment failure, purchase constraints, stock levels, outage).

 

Step by step structuring decision

— Choose the different scheduling steps and their sequence to organize the process as you like!

Step by step structuring decision

— Choose the different scheduling steps and their sequence to organize the process as you like!

an operational tool

— Its web-based architecture offers a secure and scalable solution  

Quick and simple deployment, either on your network or in the cloud

 

Easy access on all computer terminals wherever you are

 

Multi-user application with profile/rights management

 

Synchronized and configurable sharing of data, assumptions and results

 

Simple and ergonomic interface

an operational tool

— Its web-based architecture offers a secure and scalable solution  

Quick and simple deployment, either on your network or in the cloud

 

Easy access on all computer terminals wherever you are

 

Multi-user application with profile/rights management

 

Synchronized and configurable sharing of data, assumptions and results

 

Simple and ergonomic interface

a personalized support

— We provide more than a solution

We offer constant support to our clients throughout the project.

Evaluation of the benefit prior to the investment decision, through the creation of a preliminary model and the analysis of historical data

 

Development of the solution in strong interaction with the customer and their knowledge of the system

 

Training, enhanced support and coaching on user issues following delivery

 

User guide and technical documentation: everything you need to understand how to best use Artelys Crystal Energy Planner

 

Deployment and administration (in the cloud)

 

Preventive, corrective and evolutionary maintenance

a personalized support

— We provide more than a solution

We offer constant support to our clients throughout the project.

Evaluation of the benefit prior to the investment decision, through the creation of a preliminary model and the analysis of historical data

 

Development of the solution in strong interaction with the customer and their knowledge of the system

 

Training, enhanced support and coaching on user issues following delivery

 

User guide and technical documentation: everything you need to understand how the best use Artelys Crystal Energy Planner

 

Deployment and administration (in the cloud)

 

Preventive, corrective and evolutionary maintenance

Undeniable successes

 

 

 

Brookfield Renewable uses the Artelys Crystal Energy Planner software to generate optimized generation schedules for several hydroelectric assets. The software used on a daily basis has demonstrated its capacity and performance, with a 10% increase in the expected annual revenue for the largest of the modeled plants, and a reduction in the time required for planning from 1h30 to 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

UEM-Metz uses the Artelys Crystal Energy Planner solution for the operational and tactical management of its physical and financial assets. The solution allows the optimization of the daily production plans of the heat production system (20 equipments, 275 MW installed) and the electrical production system taking into account the interaction with the various short-term markets (including reserve).

 

 

 

 

Artelys implemented for Elia the Artelys Crystal Energy Planner solution for the activation of the strategic reserve. This tool integrates the operating rules of complex strategic reserves, thus guaranteeing the selection of the reserve at minimum cost and a fair treatment of suppliers that can include up to 20 producers and erasure operators.

 

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