Market simulation

European-wide, annual and high-resolution

Close-to-Reality

Flow-Based Market Coupling, hydro power cascades and binary on-off decisions of thermal power plants for 8760 consecutive hours

All-in-One

High-performance computing cluster, cloud storage, data management, simulation suite and IBM CPLEX solver integrated

High Efficiency

Ready-to-start browser-based platform including secure data transfer, visualizations, scenario tree management and parametrized data sets

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 core

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

Dipl.-Ing. Fabian Pfannes

cloud platform and front-end

Software developer with twelve years professional experience in technical simulations and continuous integration

Huangluolun Zhou, M.Sc.

finance and business development

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

Nicolai Schmid

cloud platform and back-end

Full-stack web developer with know-how in container-orchestrations and single-page applications

Dariush Wahdany, B.Sc.

simulation core

Electrical engineer from the RWTH Aachen University with broad skills in C++ and Unix shell programming

History

Research

Maon is a spin-off of the Institute for High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics (IAEW) at the RWTH Aachen University and the Chair for Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (SENSE) at TU Berlin. The company has a special proximity to research in the field of simulations for market and network analyses. Data, models and procedures for the simulation of electricity wholesale markets are jointly developed and continuously operated at one integrated and comprehensive simulation suite.

Software

The digital platform is used by transmission system operators, investors and other market parties. The software is 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 tools and latest research results. Due to many years of experience in modelling and software, Maon have been used in various projects, among others by network operators to evaluate security of supply or by investors to forecast net present values.

Best practice

The solution is used by renown business consultants like E-Bridge or umlaut on several occasions, including projects for system operators, investors, ministries, exchanges and others. 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 multiple successful joint projects with leading market players make Maon valuable for efficient and resilient electricity system and market analysis.