The report "Futurs Energetiques 2050" published by RTE was performed using the Antares Simulator

The report recently published by RTE, "Futurs Energetiques 2050", has been presented on various occasions by Xavier Piechaczyk, Chairman of the Executive Board of RTE and Thomas Veyrenc, Executive Director, in charge of Strategy, Planning and Evaluation at RTE. The report has proved itself to be a good opportunity to provide a large audience with a clear picture of the challenges that the French power system is facing and the different expansion options consistent with the Net ...

Nov. 8, 2021, 12:49 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

[Antares Mini webinar] Explore the latest innovations of the User’s Club and more: RES clusters and ERAA features improvements

Register for our mini webinar on the Antares-Simulator to explore the latest innovations of the User’s Club and more: RES clusters and ERAA features improvements 28th October at 3pm CET Join us to Learn how to implement renewable energy data more accurately in your network with the latest innovation developed through the user club: RES clusters Get outputs that are as close as possible to the next ERAA requirements (including the adequacy patch for Flow ...

Sept. 29, 2021, 2:08 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

Antares-Simulator 8.1.0 now available

Thanks the to Antares User's Club, we are now thrilled to introduce you to the latest Antares version. This update has been envisioned and outlined by the User's community, a first of many for Antares! Special thanks to Elia and APG for their precious input. This new version brings up two major improvements: RES clusters are now live! You have access to 9 RES groups (Offshore wind, Onshore wind, Rooftop solar, PV solar, etc.) to play with, as opposed to just wind and solar previously. ...

Sept. 21, 2021, 4:33 p.m. by Hugo Antoine

Register for the Beginner training session on Antares on 18th,19th and 20th October in Paris or online!

This training is intended for new users of the tool or for inexperienced users who need to strengthen their basic skills. The Antares Beginner training is a 3 days session at our office in Paris, France where you will learn about: The challenges of system adequacy forecastingThe organization of the interface and how to navigate easily intoThe main principles of modelling a system with Antares with a market approachThe different options of simulation and their impact on the resultsHow to ful...

Aug. 25, 2021, 10:55 a.m. by Jacques Tissot

A new version of Antares Xpansion has been released!

The new version of Antares Xpansion brings the following new features:A new multi solver interface is introduced, we no longer use OR-toolsThe user can choose different solversIn case of unfeaseable problems, the program now prints a console and file outputsBenders console information are now also printed on a specific fileSolver traces can be activated by specific option in benders/bendersmpi console applicationSome bugs have been fixed Remove erroneus value from the "problem_statu...

July 20, 2021, 9:09 a.m. by Alexandre Perin

[Mini webinar] How to get the most out of the new features in Antares-simulator v8

Watch the replay of the webinar Register for our mini webinar on the Antares-Simulator to discover the latest features of the version 8. Join us to Watch a live demonstration of Xpansion Get more possibilities to customise your monte-carlo years thanks to the MC builder and MC playlistRun Antares Xpansion now with V8 and proceed with an optimization of the investment on a year Speakers Alexandre Périn, Power System Expert, RTE international Hugo Antoine, Power System Exper...

June 15, 2021, 11:38 a.m. by Jacques Tissot

Antares-Simulator 8.0.0 now available

This new version brings up three major improvements: To begin with, the MC Scenario Playlist feature was updated to introduce the definition of a weight for each Monte Carlo year. These weights are taken into account to compute synthetic result for all years.The second feature making its appearance in version 8.0.0 regards the definition of a starting hydro level percentage for reservoirs of each area in the MC Scenario Builder. Besides, a new advanced parameter gives the ability to prioriti...

March 7, 2021, 3:57 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

Register for the next training session for Advanced Antares software on April, 6th and 7th 2021 in Paris and online!

The main objectives of this 2-day training session are for trainees to master the latest features of the software and advanced functionalities through several sessions of practical work.  The program is outlined below: Physical approach by modelling the Kirchhoff lawNew options in hydro modelling with the version 7.0How to model flow based using AntaresUse of binding constraints generatorR script to edit studiesPresentation of AntaresXpansion Click here for more information or t...

Feb. 8, 2021, 5:07 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

Launch of the Antares Users' Club and 2021 Roadmap

Launch of the Antares Users' Club Antares is now used by more and more organizations. It meets more and more specific needs and proposes scenarios by integrating more and more parameters. Major players in the European power grid use Antares to carry out their reference studies, such as RTE's forecast balances or ENTSO-E's Ten-Year Network Development Plans. Antares has demonstrated its performance and adaptability. To anticipate future users’ needs, RTE international launched the Antares Us...

Feb. 2, 2021, 8:36 a.m. by Jacques Tissot

Strategic tool for calculating energy mixes Antares-Xpansion is now available

Strategic tool for calculating energy mixes Antares-Xpansion is now available : unique tool with such modelling capacities 100% open-source, easy to deploy and use Thanks to its interaction with the Antares software, Antares-Xpansion allows optimum investment decisions to be identified across: • a large geographical area. The generation capacities invested into by Antares-Xpansion can therefore find openings in the area where they originate and also in neighbouring areas where exchange ca...

Dec. 24, 2020, 8:56 a.m. by Jacques Tissot

The 2020 edition of the Mid-Term Adequacy Forecast (MAF) carried out with Antares has been released by ENTSO-e

The 2020 edition of the Mid-Term Adequacy Forecast (MAF) has been released by the ENTSO-e on the 30th of November. Considering the ongoing integration of variable renewable energy sources in the European power system and forecasts for system development, a pan-European analysis of resource adequacy has become a need for European TSOs. The MAF is this pan-European assessment of power system resource adequacy, based upon a probabilistic analysis using Monte-Carlo simulations. As indica...

Dec. 9, 2020, 3:37 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

How can we ensure that the electricity transmission network will be able to support the energy transition in the long term?

A study has shown that the open source software Antares simulator and the TIMES framework can help to build the right methodology to combine energy transition and the security of the electricity supply. Highlights New framework of long-term generation adequacy assessment developed.TIMES and ANTARES models linked via an automated soft-linking approach.Feedback loop established to ensure 3-hour/year French adequacy criterion.The 2030 Loss of Load Expectation dropped form 79 h/year t...

Oct. 27, 2020, 9:42 a.m. by Jacques Tissot

Antares-Simulator 7.2.0 now available

This new version brings up three major improvements: The GUI process related to the geographic trimming of the output results is now much more versatile: in addition to the classical geographic filter relying on the selection of graphical items within the system map(s), it is now possible to simply pick up areas and links in a list displayed in a dedicated window. Both modes can be used alternatively so as to better accommodate the preferences of each user (for instance: quick graphical init...

Oct. 12, 2020, 1:59 p.m. by Michel Doquet

Register for the Beginner training session on Antares on 16th,17th and 18th September in Paris or online!

This training is intended for new users of the tool or for inexperienced users who need to strengthen their basic skills. The Antares Beginner training is a 3 days session at our office in Paris, France where you will learn about: The challenges of system adequacy forecastingThe organization of the interface and how to navigate easily into The main principles of modelling a system with Antares with a market approach The different options of simulation and their impact on the results How to ...

July 8, 2020, 8:53 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

Webinar session on Antares simulator

Watch the recording of the webinar Download the Antares webinar presentation Download the brochure on RTE international's services on Antares simulator Webinar practical information When?25 June at 3pm CETFor whom?Engineers, researchers, operators and studentsHow?In English Duration1 hour Join our webinar to learn about How to model and simulate adequacy for all types of networks and all time horizonsGet robust results by simulating a large number of scenar...

June 12, 2020, 12:11 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

Register for the next training session for Advanced Antares software on April, 8th an 9th in Paris!

The main objectives of this 2-day training session are for trainees to master the lastest features of the software and advanced functionalities through several sessions of practical work.  Program below: Physical approach by modelling Kirchhoff lawNew options in hydro modelling with the version 7.0How to model flow based with AntaresUse of binding constraints generatorR script to edit studiesPresentation of AntaresXpansion Click here for more information or to register now!

Jan. 31, 2020, 10:29 a.m. by Jacques Tissot

Antares-Simulator 7.1.0 now available

This new version brings two major improvements: It is now possible to prune the huge amount of output data produced by the simulator so as to print only the variables of actual interest in the context of the study at hand. This thematic trimming of results, which is a feature that many users have been awaiting for a long time, extends the potential of the already existing geographic filtering. Significant savings may be expected in terms of hard drive resources consumption. The second innov...

Dec. 17, 2019, 1:34 p.m. by Michel Doquet

RTE’s latest mid-term adequacy forecast produced using Antares Simulator

RTE, the French TSO, anticipates the evolution of the French and European electrical system thanks to the powerful OpenSource and Probabilistic software Antares Simulator. RTE analysts have just published their latest mid-term adequacy forecast on the evolution of the electrical system over a five-year period taking into account the development of renewable energies, the evolution of the thermal fleet and the commissioning of new interconnections. To do this, they used Antares' powerful ...

Dec. 3, 2019, 12:16 p.m. by Jacques Tissot

Latest evolutions in Antares-Simulator

Improvements have been made on two different subjects in Antares-Simulator version 7.0.1, now available for download: Time-series analysis: When Antares-Simulator is used in short-term analyses (week-ahead, for instance), it makes sense to model some of the time-series making up the "Monte-Carlo scenarios" as the addition of reference forecasts and random noises. The simulation of these various noise processes (auto-correlated and cross-correlated) requires that their structure be known be...

Sept. 16, 2019, 9:40 a.m. by Michel Doquet

Register for the next training session for beginners Antares software on October 28th, 29th and 30th in Paris!

This session will welcome a dozen people. The main objectives of this 3-day training session are for trainees to understand the principles of modeling while becoming autonomous in the handling of the software through several sessions of practical work. The fields of activity of the trainees will be very varied: economic studies and of adequation, development of networks, prospective energy, ... The challenges of system adequacy forecast The organization of the interface and how to...

Sept. 16, 2019, 8:59 a.m. by Jacques Tissot

Antares-Simulator explained in a video

This short video explains how Antares-Simulator helps us anticipate the evolutions of the power system and their impacts. 

May 14, 2019, 8:13 a.m. by Baptiste Seguinot

An Antares-Simulator training session has just been held in the new RTE Window building in La Defense (Paris, France)

This session welcomed a dozen people from RTE, but also from Elia (Belgian transimission system operator) and CEA (French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission). The fields of activity of trainees are very varied: economic and adequacy studies, network development, energy prospective,... The main objectives of this 3-day training session consist, for the trainees, in understanding the principles of modeling while becoming autonomous in the handling of the software through several sessio...

Feb. 5, 2019, 10:20 a.m. by Frederic Breant

January 2019 : Antares-Data-Organizer 2.0.0 now available

A new version of the companion application to Antares-Simulator is now available for download. Antares-Data-Organizer helps users to keep track of their work in the form of compressed archives that can be registered in thematic catalogs. In operational processes requiring a large number of simulations and the dissemination of data and results between various participants, this tool provides simple means to save both time and storage space. 

Jan. 21, 2019, 1:56 p.m. by Michel Doquet

January 2019 : Antares-Simulator 7.0.0 now available

This version of Antares-Simulator comes with new functionalities that will help users to handle data closer to the basic physics of the power systems, with many benefits expected regarding the realism of simulations. The evolutions made in the code to that end regard every aspect of the application: user interface, data storage structure, computation engine. As usual, full compatibility with dataset formats used in previous versions is preserved, which means that 4.x, 5.x or 6.x datasets&nbs...

Jan. 14, 2019, 2:46 p.m. by Michel Doquet

Final tests for Antares-Simulator v7.0.0

The V7.0.0 version of Antares is in its last test phase! It will be available to everyone on this website by mid January. Significant new functionalities will be available both for the automatic generation of binding constraints for network studies and for the management of hydraulic reservoirs (use of water values, possible pumping with seasonal stocks, more detailed description of inflows and many more) Stay tuned!

Dec. 21, 2018, 9:54 a.m. by Baptiste Seguinot

New website

The Antares-Simulator website has been renewed so as to make it more useful and more comprehensive.  It is now hosted under the URL antares-simulator.org. The previous URL antares.rte-france.com will be soon redirected to this new website. You may also have noticed that a new logo has been created for the Antares-Simulator project. It will be translated into an icon in the next version of the software (v7), currently under development.

Dec. 3, 2018, 11:44 a.m. by Baptiste Seguinot

July 2018 : Antares_Simulator available as a free GNU GPL Application

14th July 2018 : release of the source code of Antares_Simulator 6.0.0 under GPL 3.0 The code that RTE has been developing for more than twelve years has now reached a stage of maturity that calls for a deep organizational turn. As the scope and field of application of the software keep getting broader, its distribution under classical proprietary terms is no longer fitting in our view. Contrariwise, making all of our code available in open source form to those who already use ...

Sept. 24, 2018, 3:22 p.m. by Michel Doquet