Enter Integral Analytics (IA). Spearheaded by Tom Osterhus, CEO, IA brings its vast expertise to solve these daunting challenges. Integral Analytics’ comprehensive suite of planning and analysis tools generates actionable strategies that reduce risk and maximize value across utility silos (e.g., generation, transmission, trading.) IA’s products can identify the financial value opportunities that exist across and between traditional utility departments, valuate solar, wind, dynamic dispatching, and Smart Grid programs, and can perform accurate margin calculations for individual customers vs. large aggregations.
DSMore, IA’s powerful financial analysis tool is designed to evaluate the costs, benefits and risks of DSM programs, including energy efficiency, demand response and smart grid programs and services. It processes millions of calculations within seconds, resulting in thousands of cost-effective scenarios that vary with weather and/or market prices. By viewing DSM performance and costeffectiveness over a wide variety of conditions, managers and regulators can more
Firms must increasingly sharpen their pencils to fully understand where the money lies within the emerging Smart Grid energy space
For granular forecasting purposes, Integral Analytics offers LoadSEER, a unique GIS software that forecasts usage changes by acre, how and where new growth will occur, and enables planners to identify specific acres where future prices will be very high. This dramatically improves planning, siting, targeting and arbitraging of resource opportunities. Traditionally, utilities only knew what prices would be for the next 24 hours. LoadSEER enables insights into the next 10 years.
Integral Analytics prides itself on accuracy and speed. “We are the only firm capable of the exact financial valuation of individual households’ actual energy and grid costs,” says Osterhus. “We also process millions of records in seconds, that leverage utility customer load usage data and smart meter data,” adds Osterhus.
The company’s software solutions are vetted by regulators and are in use over 35 states. This has gained Integral Analytics a huge clientele ranging from Duke Energy, PG&E, Avista, Southern Cal Edison, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, ComEd, Ameren and NV Energy.