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 and we are hiring

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…

Release, e-world and users

Platform release After one year of development, we released in January 2020 our digital platform. Based on initial user feedback and current development achievements we published the Key Facts. First exhibition Further, we exhibited at the E-World Energy & Water 2020 in Essen. Thanks for three days full of exciting meetings and talks. We also thank our partners for enabling this opportunity: Smart City Berlin, TU Berlin, IAEW and umlaut. User base Currently we count Read more…

Thanks, focus and release

Thanks to supporters We would like to thank our supporters in our first year 2019. We had an intensive time where we developed the foundation of our new cloud platform. Focus in development Efficiency is our focus, so market and grid studies can be carried out at short notice, with only a few and short work steps. We use current research results, modern and secure IT technologies and technical requirements, such as the ENTSO-E Guideline Read more…

Flow-Based Market Coupling, accuracy and platform

Flow-Based Market Coupling After numerous challenges with numerical mathematics, indexing, searching, caching, memory and testing, we are proud to announce that we can now simulate the Flow-Based Market Coupling (FBMC). Our backtesting includes the historical FBMC domain for the Central Western European (CWE) market region comprising Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Accuracy The simulated 2018 FBMC domain is formed by 458,000 exchange restrictions from the Joint Allocation Office (JAO). The FBMC model Read more…

Cloud, simulation and current development

Cloud The cloud architecture was extended with automated features. Web-based communication with simulation core for simulation state updates. New server installation and subsequent integration in our Kubernetes high performance computing cluster. Backups and redundancy of our distributed storage server cluster as well as gapless data traffic encryption. Thus, the user experiences short feedback loops, we can quickly provide more computing resources on demand, and outages do not cause data losses. Simulation The simulation core includes Read more…

EXIST, proof of concept and development

EXIST We moved into the incubator of TU Berlin at Hardenbergstraße 38 in 10623 Berlin and are receiving the EXIST Business Start-up Grant from 1st of August 2019 for one year. Proof of concept On 19st of July 2019 we achieved the first browser-based market simulation (upload, simulation and download). Thus, the proof of concept has been achieved and the market simulation is now available for pilot customers. Development In the last few weeks, the Read more…