Source: e-Acumen, Inc.
AcuVal is the innovative software used by e-Acumen's asset valuation team to provide long-term revenue forecasts of power plants using a market-based methodology. Production cost is just one piece of the puzzle. Modeling spot prices for electricity must incorporate price spikes that occur during periods of tight reserve margins. In addition, AcuVal incorporates business cycles, simulation of unit dispatch, ancillary services, derivative instrument revenue and new unit entry as key factors in simulating accurate prices and revenue streams.