Antares-Simulator brochure

Antares-Simulator is an Open Source(GNU GPL 3.0) power system simulator meant to be used by anybody placing value in quantifying the adequacy or the economic performance of interconnected energy systems, at short or remote time horizons. You can find in this brochure all the keys of the tool :2022 - Antares Simulator - RTE international services.pdf

Dec. 13, 2022, 12:31 p.m. by Camille Nogues

Antares-Simulator 8.3 is now available !

A new version of Antares is available and offers many new features!Antares goes further with this new version:Adequacy patch: share the unsupplied energy according to the local matching rule.Antares will have a more realistic behaviour when shortages occur on the network. This feature was contributed to by RTE international with support from RTE, Elia and APGAdd output variable "profit by cluster".This variable represents the difference between proportional costs and margi...

Nov. 15, 2022, 4:34 p.m. by Camille Nogues

Register for the Antares beginners' training session on October 4, 5 and 6, 2022 in Paris or online!

This training is intended for new or inexperienced users of the tool who need to reinforce their basic skills on the tool 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 resultsHo...

Sept. 20, 2022, 12:59 p.m. by Camille Nogues

Antares-Simulator 8.2.0 now available

A new Antares version is out ! It brings out exciting new features for you to enjoy: Multiple timeseries can now be associated to link capacities (NTC), making it possible to simulate partial or total outages on links in the desired Monte Carlo years !The Infeasible Problem Analyzer. When running the study, if Antares runs into an infeasible problem, it will generate a report directing the user towards the most probable cause(s) for the infeasibility.Thermal Clusters now include an extra swi...

March 13, 2022, 6:33 p.m. by Hugo Antoine

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

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

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

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

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

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 The previous URL 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