Team, users, security and features

At the end of the year 2021 we would like to give you an overview of the most important events at our software company Maon. Maon-Team photo This year’s team photo 2021 was on the rooftop at our offices in Bismarckstraße, Berlin-Charlottenburg. 99% availability and exponentially growing Our cloud solution which went into operation in 2019 was this year 2021 in nonstop use, with the exception of a few minutes during some announced down-times. The Read more…

Research and growth

Research to increase realism As the operator of a platform supporting far-reaching decisions, we see ourselves not only obliged to validate the models, but also to increase their realism. Therefore, research contributions play an important role in incorporating them into professionalized solutions. During the development of new modules the following publications were created, which we will present on September 9th, 2021 at the 12th International Energy Industry Conference of the Vienna University of Technology (IEWT): Read more…

Climate goals, fast mode and new users

With more ambitious climate targets, the demand for portfolio simulations including electrolysers and emission certificate price sensitivity analysis is rising noticeably. Such models were already usable last year at Maon and they have been successfully validated and applied multiple times in projects by our customers. Therefore, our development focus lies now on time efficiency and usability. Towards the world’s fastest energy market model One example is the refactoring of the aggregation method for modelling hydro Read more…

Drag and drop hydro cascades, simulation procedure and Yash Patel

The positive growth trend in the demand for digital platforms continues. A platform development and operation are a complex and expensive undertaking so we are always looking forward to feedbacks and suggestions for improvement. World’s first hydro power cascade parameterization in browser released Based on the feedback that hydro power cascades are not easy to capture without additional tools, we developed a drag and drop interface and released it a few days ago. Hydro networks Read more…

New visualizations, hardware upgrade and Happy New Year 2021

New visualizations of results available New visualizations of the simulation results have been completed. For example annual balances for electricity generation, emissions, costs and social welfare can now be plotted and exported for the entire ENTSO-E area. In addition, electricity prices, imports and exports as well as generation schemes are available in the browser. Figures and maps for unit-wise evaluation in the browser coming soon The visualization of the simulation results will be expanded significantly Read more…

Move and webinar

Move into new office Our demand for office space is increasing, so we successfully moved to Bismarckstrasse 10-12 in 10625 Berlin. We feel well here in the new building complex and have new options for growing. Webinar for live demonstration In order to present our team and our solution live, we will hold an interactive Zoom webinar on December 1st, 2020 from 5 to 6 p.m. (in German). Please register at the following link: https://share.hsforms.com/1n_d4s7IRTnqlHWlp6c9Rag5634d

Hydrogen study, phase shifting transformers and simulation result visualization

Hydrogen market study According to the ‘German National Hydrogen Strategy‘ the German installed capacity of electrolysers should reach 5 GW in 2030. Against this background, future operators are asking in particular the following questions: Which revenues, costs and contribution margins are to be expected? How many full load hours and green hydrogen production should be considered? Which amortization periods can be expected? umlaut addressed this questions and used therefore our simulation suite. The hydrogen market Read more…

Front-end expanded, efficiency improved, we are hiring and team photo 2020

Maon is making progress, despite corona. We developed, tested and deployed a web interface for the processing of flow-based market coupling data. In addition to import and export, all input files can now also be viewed, created and edited via browser. Besides the interface, the simulation efficiency was increased and algorithms for the aggregation of modelled components were implemented. Our users will receive the extension in mid-September. Thereby, simplified and Europe-wide annual models can be Read more…

Innovation award, reserve model and references

Today’s news are all about digitization: Maon was honored by Mr. Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), in the ‘Start-up Competition – Digital Innovations‘ as one of 20 ideas from 222 applications. In the meantime, the development of our digital platform is progressing: a module for modelling individual reserve qualities, including their exchange, has been completed. In addition, all 360 control parameters of the simulation procedure were integrated into the graphical Read more…

Coronavirus, autobuild and availability

Coronavirus In times of corona it is important to keep new infections low and to protect our health. All Maon employees work at home. The better we keep distance from each other, the faster we can end the virus crisis. Autobuild In the meantime we have added some new functions to our handbook. We developed for example the automated and consistent commissioning and decommissioning of power plants. This routine enables fast integrations of scenario trees Read more…