• Energy Optima 3

    Unique know-how for energy companies

Production optimization

Energy Optima 3 is one of the world leading systems for online computer optimized production plans for energy producers. The system operates with different time horizons, both short and long term.

The Energy Optima 3 module for Production Optimization enables a detailed and exact projection of the customer’s production units, by using a user friendly graphical editor, the so called Topology Editor. By combining the model with fuel and trading contracts, load and price forecasts and inserting technical and economical input data directly in the graphical editor, exact production plans can be calculated in a minimum of time. Energy Optima 3 Production optimization module offers:

  • Short and Long Term Computer Optimized Production Plans

  • Automatic scenario calculations using a Work-Flow-Engine

  • Simultaneous optimization of production plans and contracts

  • Confirmation of production plans and trading volumes

  • Visualization and follow up solutions for the production planer, trader, management and control room


Total optimization of the energy production

Energy Opticon offers one of the most popular and fastest-counting system, Energy Optima 3, for online computer optimized production plans. The system automatically calculates how facilities shall be operated to minimize costs and maximize revenue.

Energy Optima 3 works with a total optimization, meaning that the electricity production and the district heating production are optimized together, a necessity for production companies working with co-generation.

Hydropower optimizations in Energy Optima 3 calculate the economically optimal operation of any type of hydropower stations integrates, thus, forecasts for consumption of district heating, steam, cooling, etc. with the own energy production system to a total optimization. Provided that the electricity trading module is connected to the system, different types of electricity market products are taken into account in the calculations. This overall optimization is essential in order to run a cogeneration facility cost-effectively.

Follow-up of the Production Economy

Exact optimizations and forecasts are crucial to maximize efficiency and profit. Analyzing the past shows how far the reality is apart from the theoretical maximum. Energy Optima 3’s follow-up delivers individual solutions to analyze costs, forecasts and the production of each single unit in the past to find unused optimization and improvement potential.                            

This tool also offers automatic long-term follow-up that can be used for yearly economical goals.

Another important aspect is that it focuses the production staff’s attention on the production economy, and is a very powerful tool in achieving the profits from using the module for production optimization.

All types of facilities

Energy Opticon’s many years of branch experience enables modeling of all types of production facilities and all kinds of combinations of these. This is made possible through a topology editor program that allows customers to model and change in its power plant fleet. The customer can also change load forecasts, various contracts for fuel and more.

Saves milion per year

Independent studies have shown that with computer-optimized production plans, it is possible to lower variable production costs by 2-10% per year. With the current conditions in the electricity markets, the savings could be even higher (higher revenue). Moreover, it is today a mere necessity of this type of computer tools in order to act successfully in the electricity market, since the changes happen too quickly in order to be able to figure out the production plans manually or base the plans on simple rules of thumb

Optimization calculations

The optimization horizon (how far ahead the optimization extends) is flexible and can be freely adjusted by the user. Optimizations can be started, for example, once per hour, but this can also be chosen by the user. A work flow engine can automate different optimization scenario calcula-tions with for, example, different electricity prices and heat consumptions. 

All optimization results are saved in a database and can be transferred for further analysis.

Short-term and long-term optimization

The standard module for optimal production plans calculates with time horizons from 1 hour up to a month ahead of time (short-term optimization). With long-term optimization is made possible optimization for up to a year. With year time horizon is made possible calculations for fuel and audit planning, CO2 quotas, investment in new or modified units in the energy system, taxes that are based on long-term quotas etc.


Hydropower optimization

Hydropower optimizations in Energy Optima 3 calculate the economically optimal operation of any type of hydropower stations