3TIER helps anyone with a financial interest in hydropower make informed decisions in a challenging energy market. Our long-range forecasts offer utilities and asset operators crucial information for managing financial and operational risk as well as performing initial and ongoing planning for the hydropower season.
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Optimize water and energy across a portfolio
Calculate supply curves
Plan and schedule assets
Use and purchase reserve energy sources
Manage PPAs, EMAs, hedges, and energy trades
3TIER's seasonal hydro forecast provides early warning of high streamflow or extreme dry-season conditions up to 12 months in advance. This enables you to optimize and diversify your portfolio of assets, structure long-term hedges for energy and capacity transactions, and mitigate the risks of long-term financial decisions.
Power marketers – Determine power surplus or deficit and secure long-term power sales and purchases.
Operators – Make decisions about reservoir refill timing, off stream water allocation, and the use of alternate energy sources.
Cutting-Edge Forecast Science
3TIER's hydrological flow models are based on state-of-the-art techniques developed at Princeton University and the University of Washington. They are physically based, fully distributed, and incorporate the current trends of climate anomalies, such as El Niño, which have a dramatic impact on streamflow.
Experienced and Trusted
3TIER offers over 10 years of hydro forecasting expertise and superior customer service. Our hydro scientists and support staff have years of experience in operational hydro forecasting and are dedicated to providing the best and most customized user experience available.