Why Maon?

Maon enables realistic, unified and collaborative energy market simulations.

Realistic

Latest research results included to achieve a cutting-edge degree of realism: Exchanges in the flow-based market coupling, hydropower networks and various flexible consumers can be modelled for whole Europe.

Unified

No additions necessary since high-performance computing, cloud storage, data management, market model, CPLEX solver and web browser integrated. Plus, proven inputs and diverse transparent interfaces available.

Collaborative

Flexible and digital working is more important than ever before so cloud-solutions are optimal. Maon supports non-linear and parallel work-flows for hands-on quality management and superior cross-organizational teamwork.

Secure

Maon runs on encrypted high performance clusters. All cluster nodes lie physically in Germany. In times when hacker attacks are not uncommon and cybercrime is worthwhile the cloud can offer more security.

Pay-per-Use

Users only pay for storage space and model runs they really need. Expensive over-payments can be prevented. If more storage or calculation becomes necessary, it can be adjusted at any time.

No wasted resources

Going to Maon is more profitable than investing in your own IT infrastructure. Your own IT has no longer to worry about developments, installations, updates, maintenances, user supports or cyber security measures.

Independent

The software developer Maon does not follow the interests of stakeholders in the energy sector. It is not financed with venture capital and the majority of the revenue is coming from clients abroad. The simulation delivers unbiased and neutral forecasts.

Factual decisions

Do you want to make factual, traceable and resilient decisions? Contact us and start your leading-edge decision making.

Meet and join the team

We are searching for new team members. If you are interested, please send us an application.

Dr.-Ing. Mihail Ketov

Coordination and simulation

Electricity market expert with twelve years experience in engineering research, software development and market modelling

Dipl.-Ing. Fabian Pfannes

Cloud, front-end and back-end

Software developer with fourteen years professional experience in technical simulations and continuous integrations

Yash Patel, M.Sc.

Data models and software testing

Expert in the domain of Flow-Based Market Coupling, large-scale simulation data and comprehensive application testing

Kaan Gecü

Browser cache and back-end

Developer enabling communications between front-ends and back-ends for the multi-user, multi-interface and multi-format environment

Ömer Faruk Bilgin

Front-end tools and data structures

Computer engineer bringing exceptional performant and efficient parametrizations to life using JavaScript and React

Esmanur Eryilmaz

Graphical interface and user experience

Professional software developer enabling the world's smoothest user experience in fundamental energy market modelling

Ali Baran Gündüz

Front-end interface and data security

Self-made full-slack web developer and computer engineer with extended know-how in React, GitLab and security technologies

Marios Morfopoulos

Back-end processing and databases

Software development trainer for requirement analysis and database design multiplying the use cases of Maon

Sangeetha Kadarkarai

Web software development

Certified IT professional with over eight years of practical experience as a software developer executing web innovations

Mark Schäfer, B.Sc.

Fast-runs and model integrations

Engineering student from TU Berlin writing his thesis about clusterings and aggregations of flow-based exchange capacities

Julia Olczyk

Business administration

Back office manager for human resources, external accounting and customer relations from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

Vasileios Kampourakis

Data quality and customer success

Engineer conducting on demand customized wholesale energy market simulations for exchanges, regulators and public authorities

Huangluolun Zhou, M.Sc.

Business development and finance

Management consultant with track record in large-scale electricity market simulations, data processing and project management

Nicolai Schmid

External support

Full-stack web developer at Cosmo Consult with know-how and experience in container orchestrations and communication protocols

Dr.-Ing. Hao Chang

External consultancy

Consultant at Hitachi Energy supporting Maon in simulations for transmission grid planning and operation

Dariush Wahdany, M.Sc.

External advisory

Researcher at Fraunhofer AISEC supporting Maon to maintain the high privacy level and add new machine learning approaches

History

Research

Maon was established in 2018 as a spin-off from the Institute for High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics (IAEW) at RWTH Aachen University and the Chair for Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (SENSE) at TU Berlin. It has a special proximity to research in the field of simulations for market and grid analyses. Data, models and methods for the simulation of electricity wholesale markets are jointly developed and continuously operated at one integrated simulation environment.

Software

Maon was developed with the help of own market observations – partly published in TenneT Market Reviews and Umlaut Market Studies – as well as project experience with simulation tool-chains and latest research results. Due to decades of experience in market modelling and software development, Maon has been used in various projects and evaluation processes. Network operators evaluated for example the security of supply and investors forecasted net present values of new investment opportunities.

Best practice

Maon is regularly used by renown business consultants like E-Bridge, Umlaut or e.venture. Users perform simulations for among others plant operators, industrial consumers, system operators, exchanges and investors. The long-term experience with proven market models, especially related to transmission grid usage estimation and electricity price forecasting, the in-depth energy industry expertise as well as diverse successful joint projects with leading market players make Maon valuable for fast and accurate electricity grid and market analysis.