Frequently Asked Questions
In the list below, you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about energyPRO. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, you are always welcome to contact us at energyPRO@emd.dk.
As an inspiration you can check out our project examples here
- Calculate the optimal operation of an energy plant
- Make detailed investment analyses
- Set up operation budgets for energy plants
- Model industrial cogeneration and trigeneration
- Simulate energy plants participating on different electricity markets
- Conduct feasibility studies
- Analyze the interaction between separate energy plants
- Define a strategic energy plan
Furthermore, a wide range of both technical and economic reports is available in energyPRO. All results can be exported to a spreadsheet application.
|DESIGN:||DESIGN is the basic module, which is required to carry out any calculations in energyPRO. With this module, you can analyze one year’s energy production and the operation costs of heat, cooling and power plants.|
|FINANCE:||The FINANCE module is the basic module for financial calculations in energyPRO. With this module, you are able to make detailed calculations for an unlimited number of years, including long-term investment analyses and feasibility studies. The module also allows you to specify investments, financing of projects and to add indexes, which can be applied to the development of e.g. a heat demand, gas prices, inflation or any other time series.|
|ACCOUNTS:||The ACCOUNTS module is an extension to FINANCE, which allows you to further detail the economic calculations including depreciation, income statements and balance sheets.|
|OPERATION:||With the OPERATION module, you can perform a short term optimization of the operation. You need this module if you want to prepare a production plan for the coming weeks, days or hours.|
|REGION:||You need the REGION module if you wish to model an energy system where there are transmission constraints between the production and consumption units in the system or if you wish to calculate the benefits of an amalgamation of two separate energy systems. The REGION module is also relevant if you are modelling a regional system with several distributed production units or demands.|
|INTERFACE:||With the INTERFACE module it is possible to make XML calls to energyPRO, which allows you to perform multiple repetitive calculations with varying parameters. This is particularly useful for conducting sensitivity analyses.|
|MARKETS:||With the MARKETS module you have the possibility to add more than one electricity market in the same project and simulate authentic real life situations of market participation using gate closures. You can choose between fixed tariffs, day ahead market or regulating power market. You need the MARKETS module if you want to optimize the operation of units participating on several electricity markets.|
Besides the open courses we also arrange individual in-house courses. These courses can take place either at our offices in Aalborg, Denmark or at your offices. Contact us at energyPRO@emd.dk for more information.
You can also find a description of some of the different project examples here.
Full list of the available technical reports:
- Production, graphic
- Production, carpets
- Energy conversion, annual
- Energy conversion, monthly
- Duration curve for heat demand
- Duration curve for cooling demand
- Duration curve for electricity demand
- Catalogue of Technical Assumptions
- Graphical Layout
Full list of the available economic reports:
- Cash Flow, monthly
- Cash Flow, summary
- Cash Flow, graphic
- Operation Income
- Financial Key Figures
- Income Statement
- Income Statement, summary
- Balance Sheet
- Balance Sheet, summary
- Catalogue of Economic Assumptions
- Operation Strategy Calculation
- Production Plan
The financial reports are all in a standard format accepted by international banks and funding institutions.
All reports can be copied as data to other tools such as Microsoft Excel
In addition to this library, it is possible to access EMD’s online server with weather data through energyPRO. The server provides modelled weather data in a high-resolution grid, covering the whole word. The data originates from three different climate models. Read more about this data in the how-to-guide “Loading climate data from online database”.