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Forecasts for Facility Management and Energy Trading

Daily operations require quick risk-based decisions that impact safety, energy production, operational costs, and profitability. To optimize project functionality and mitigate risk at a single hydro facility or across an entire basin, you need instant access to the most accurate forecast information.

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Primary Uses

  • Mitigate flood events
  • Plan daily operations and maintenance
  • Optimize water and energy across a portfolio
  • Plan and schedule assets
  • Use and purchase reserve energy sources
  • Manage PPAs, EMAs, hedges, and energy trades

Cutting-Edge Forecast Science

3TIER's hydrological flow models are physically based, fully distributed, and built on state-of-the-art techniques developed at Princeton University and the University of Washington. They accurately predict how climate anomalies and changes in precipitation and snow pack impact streamflow and hydropower production. Our forecasts give you the tools to maximize profitability and reduce operational risks across both short and long-term time horizons.

Improve Safety and Profitability

Considering the substantial consequences of uncontrolled flood events, a timely and accurate streamflow forecast is essential for efficient and responsible hydro facility management. Our forecasts also help improve daily water management, baseload projections, energy trading, maintenance scheduling, and long-term financial planning.

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.

Forecasting Products

Short-Range Streamflow Forecasting

Effectively manage your hydro facility with high-resolution, regularly updated forecasts projecting 7 days into the future. More

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