Multi-energy planning of interconnected systems

Energy systems are rapidly getting more and more complex with the increasing integration of intermittent energy sources and energy markets coupling together on a large scale. Therefore, the future of energy mixes in most countries is rather uncertain. Regulators, energy producers, public actors and transmission system operators have to take strategic decisions, which have to consider the complexity and the uncertainty of energy systems.

Artelys Crystal Super Grid provides a comprehensive web platform that will help you evaluate the costs and benefits of infrastructure projects or policy proposals, as well as optimize investments in generation assets, networks and flexibility solutions. Along with the most advanced quantitative tools, our interface improves collaboration as well as information sharing and enables you to access to high-performance computing.  

Don’t wait to try our best-in-class multi-energy simulation solution, request your free trial! 

key features

— A ready-to-use modelling tool

A library of state-of-the-art models resulting from our numerous customer experiences: electricity generation technologies, gas and heat assets, long-term contracts, flexibilities, coupling beetwen energy carriers, etc.

 

A fast-track initialization phase is ensured by the provision of simulation-ready datasets.

Contact us to get more details about available datasets.

 

Multi-model management: the software allows for multiple models to coexist and to adapt seamlessly.

— A ready-to-use modelling tool

A library of state-of-the-art models resulting from our numerous customer experiences: electricity generation technologies, gas and heat assets, long-term contracts, flexibilities, coupling beetwen energy carriers, etc.

 

A fast-track initialization phase is ensured by the provision of simulation-ready datasets.

Contact us to more details about available datasets.

 

Multi-model management: the software allows for multiple models to coexist and to adapt seamlessly.

— Transparency

An exhaustive documentation of the models allows the users to find the precise definition of all parameters and to access the equations that bind them.

 

All parameters can be modified easily via the interface or via the import format.

— Transparency

An exhaustive documentation of the models allows the users to find the precise definition of all parameters and to access the equations that bind them.

 

All parameters can be modified easily via the interface or via the import format.

— Multi-scenarios optimization of large systems

The systems modelled can be zonal or nodal and cover multiple energy carriers (electricity, gas, heat, hydrogen, etc.).

 

A large number of scenarios can be simulated in parallel, e.g. to assess the impacts of different climatic conditions.

 

Simulation: activation of flexibilities to reach the economic optimum while respecting the supply-demand balance, reserve requirements, and other techno-economic constraints.

 

Capacity expansion planning: finding the optimal investments taking into account operational and financial constraints.

 

Unit Commitment: optimize the operations of generation units with an increased level of accuracy.

— Multi-scenarios optimization of large systems

The systems modelled can be zonal or nodal and cover multiple energy carriers (electricity, gas, heat, hydrogen, etc.)

 

A large number of scenarios can be simulated in parallel, e.g. to assess the impacts of different climatic conditions

 

Simulation: activation of flexibilities to reach the economic optimum while respecting the supply-demand balance, reserve requirements, and other techno-economic constraints

 

Capacity expansion planning: finding the optimal investments taking into account operational and financial constraints

 

Unit Commitment: optimize the operations of generation units with an increased level of accuracy

— Intuitive user interface

The model and its parameters are always accessible through the graphical user interface.

 

An extensive library of KPIs is provided: generation mix, activation of flexibilities, CO2 emissions, market price statistics, generators’ revenus, etc.

 

KPIs can be configured and shared within your team.

 

Complete a study in just a few clicks: edit the value of a parameter, launch the simulation, and assess the impacts via our scenario comparison mode.

— Intuitive user interface

The model and its parameters are always accessible through the graphical user interface.

 

An extensive library of KPIs is provided: generation mix, activation of flexibilities, CO2 emissions, market price statistics, generators’ revenus, etc.

 

KPIs can be configured and shared within your team.

 

Complete a study in just a few clicks: edit the value of a parameter, launch the simulation, and assess the impacts via our scenario comparison mode.

your one-stop solution to

Simulate the operational behavior of energy systems

What is the role of each generation technology?

How much flexibility is required?

How do market prices evolve?

What is the level of curtailment?

Assess the costs and benefits of infrastructure projects

What are the economic and environmental impacts?

How are energy flows impacted?

How are the socio-economic benenefits allocated between stakeholders?

Evaluate the impacts of climate and energy policies

What are the impacts of new market rules?

What are the economic conditions ensuring an appropriate level of income for new market entrants?

What are the impacts on flexibility needs?

Plan the evolutions of energy systems

What is the optimal technology portfolio to achieve climate objectives?

What are the adequate flexibility solutions to accomodate RES technologies?

What is the optimal investment pacing?

Create your own models

The flexibility of the Artelys Crystal Super Grid platform allows deep customization of models.

When enrolling into our Partner program, these functions are directly accessible to you.

the core of your analysis process

— Support

A one-day training by our experienced instructors is enough to get you ready. Advanced training sessions are offered for our on-demand features.

 

Our support team is available to answer your questions. We also offer an expert modelling support service where our experts will assist you in setting up customized models.

 

Our customers are our priority: we take into account your feedback to integrate new features into our roadmap.

— Support

A one-day training by our experienced instructors is enough to get you ready. Advanced training sessions are offered for our on-demand features.

 

Our support team is available to answer your questions. We also offer an expert modelling support service where our experts will assist you in setting up customized models.

 

Our customers are our priority: we take into account your feedback to integrate new features into our roadmap.

— Easy integration

No installation required, you only need a web browser to access and use Artelys Crystal Super Grid.

 

Collaborative work is at the core of our solution: datasets, scenarios and results are shared seamlessly within your team.

 

Cloud computing allows you to perform your calculations directly from the web interface. Should you need more computing power, you can request extra on-demand computing power. 

— Easy integration

No installation required, you only need a web browser to access and use Artelys Crystal Super Grid.

 

Collaborative work is at the core of our solution: datasets, scenarios and results are shared seamlessly within your team.

 

Cloud computing allows you to perform your calculations directly from the web interface. Should you need more computing power, you can request extra on-demand computing power. 

— Modelling platform

Want to develop your own features by yourself? When enrolling into our Partner program, you will be able to:

 

  • Develop your own models
  • Implement your own KPIs
  • Process data or results directly with Python scripts, using our API
  • — Modelling platform

    Want to develop your own features by yourself? When enrolling into our Partner program, you will be able to:

     

  • Develop your own models
  • Implement your own KPIs
  • Process data or results directly with Python scripts, using our API
  • they trust Artelys Crystal Super Grid

    check out how Artelys Crystal Super Grid is used

    BFP

    EMBER, “An energy pathway towards 2030 coal phase-out”, 2020, Read more.

    EMBER, “New Generation: Building a clean European Electricity system by 2035”, 2022, Read more.

    BFP

    European Commission, “METIS study on costs and benefits of a pan-European hydrogen infrastructure”, 2021, Read more.

    European Commission, “Study on energy storage: Contribution of energy storage to the security of the electricity supply in Europe”, 2020, Read more.

    European Commission, “Optimal flexibility portfolio for a high-RES 2050 scenario”, 2018, Read more. 

    European Commission, “Wholesale market prices, revenues and risks for producers with high shares of variable RES in the power system”, 2018, Read more.

     

     

    BFP

    Federal Planning Bureau, “Fuel for the future: More molecules or deep electrification of Belgium’s energy system by 2050”, 2020, Read more.

    Federal Planning Bureau, “Insights in a clean energy future for Belgium – Impact assessment of the 2030 Climate & Energy Framework”, 2018, Read more.

    Federal Planning Bureau, “Cost-benefit analysis of a selection of policy scenarios on an adequate future Belgian power system”, 2017, Read more. 

    Federal Planning Bureau, “Drivers of wholesale electricity prices in a small, open economy: Some evidence from the nuclear restart in Belgium”, 2016, Read more.

     

     

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    100+ high impact studies led by our consutants have been powered by Artelys Crystal Super Grid. Check out our publications to know more!

     

     

     

    choose from our subscription packages

    — Ready to-go Artelys Crystal Super Grid Initial or fully-customized Artelys Crystal Super Grid Plus?

    Artelys Crystal Super Grid Cloud

    Standard library of assets and KPIs

    Artelys Crystal Optimization Engine

    Simulation-ready dataset

    Training

    Software Support & Maintenance (incl. updates)

    Expert modelling support service (optional)

    Need a specific feature? Get in touch, we may already be working on it!

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