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Gabor Csanak, PowerRT Product Specialist
May 03, 2018
On Monday, 30 April, 2018, a combination of factors culminated in a critical grid situation in the Netherlands. According to Dutch news sources, operations of public transportation were at risk due to a power shortage. In this blog we utilise Genscape’s PowerRT platform to diagnose...
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Ross Fessenden, Power Market Analyst II
May 01, 2018
In a sudden announcement in early April, CAISO indicated this spring's Los Banos-Gates line outage will not in fact lead to a 2,000 MW derate of PATH15_BG (a collection of lines typically carrying cheap, renewable generation from southern to northern California) as previously reported. The...
Timm Decker, Senior Agriculture/Biofuels Analyst & Product Manager
April 30, 2018
With the March release of the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) member crush number, facilities have now reported five straight months of record daily crush rates and two of the highest total crush numbers in history. December 2017 set a record high at 166.3 million bushels (ml bu) crushed and...
Oil Loop Caverns
Alex Geisler, Marcus Waldner and Dylan White, Genscape Oil
April 25, 2018
Genscape is excited to announce the addition of six storage facilities to the Louisiana Gulf Coast Crude report. The expansion adds 14.5mn bbls of storage capacity to the report and increases Genscape’s monitoring in Louisiana to 132mn bbls – nearly a third of total PADD 3 capacity. With the...
Power Line
Alan Southworth, GP Energy Management
April 23, 2018
ISO-NE established its Forward Capacity Market (FCM) in 2008 to ensure long-term grid reliability by providing a market-based price signal and revenue stream for generators that commit to meet peak electricity demand in the future. In order to address reliability concerns highlighted by the Polar Vortex of...
Oil Refinery
Lee Williams, Oil Refinery Analyst
April 20, 2018
Delek’s 73,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Big Spring, TX, has been in steady operation after a turnaround last quarter. Following the work, only brief shutdowns have occurred at the 25,000 bpd fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), which was briefly shut from March 14 to March 16 and later on from March...
LNG tanker Gemmata
Hannah Burk, Director of Proprietary NatGas Products & Charlie Cone, Proprietary NatGas Analyst
April 12, 2018
The tanker "Gemmata" recently delivered the first export cargo from Cove Point to the Dragon LNG facility in the U.K. The vessel began its journey to Cove Point at Huelva LNG in Spain on January 28, 2018. Genscape Vesseltracker AIS data picked up this activity and the voyage, as the likely first...
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Robert Lance, ISO-NE Power Market Analyst and Molly Rosenstein, Natural Gas Research Analyst
April 05, 2018
April 3 Update: Exelon Power’s Mystic Generating Station located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, has announced planned retirement in 2022. The power plant has the highest nameplate capacity of any station in the state, and provides reliable baseload generation to serve the nearby Boston demand center...
European Wholesale Transmission Network map in PowerRT
European Power Team
April 03, 2018
    Genscape's European Power Team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the new PowerRT platform. This release further confirms that Genscape is much more than just monitored data. PowerRT now delivers cutting-edge analytical capabilities; combining unique, monitored power...
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Kathryn Briskie, PowerRT Product Specialist
March 26, 2018
Outage Messages Following the REMIT regulation in 2011, outage messages have become an integral part of the European power market. This is truly a case where, if you do not know something, it might work against you. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to make sure that you are in a position to...