Antares-Simulator at the heart of the future short-term ENTSO-E process to study the adequacy of electricity supply and demand (Short Term Adequacy – STA)

The Unicorn + Rte-I consortium won a call for tender from ENTSO-E to replace the prototype (developed by Coreso) currently used to estimate the 7-day inadequacy risk over electricity supply and demand on the whole European perimeter. Antares will be the algorithmic core of this 7-day rolling operational process, involving the 5 RSCs. The objective will be to assess on a daily basis the remaining capacities of the 43 Transmission System Operators in a pan-European calculation over a number of...

Feb. 15, 2019, 4:27 p.m. by Frederic Breant

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 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 sessions of practic...

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