Aurora Data Management

Aurora Data Management

About this course

System Topology: In this lesson, users will learn about the relationship between regions, zones, and operating pools. Users will learn how to modify existing systems, as well as create new regions, zones, and systems.

Generating Resources: Commitment Resources: Users will learn how commitment resources differ from other types of generation. Users will also learn about the variables required to define a commitment resource, and they will learn how they inform the performance of these types of units. We'll also review results from a number of different types of commitment resources. Renewables: Users will understand the key inputs when setting up solar and wind generators, learn how to adjust hourly profiles, and view curtailed renewable output in the results.

Hydro: Users will learn the different inputs and settings for modeling a hydro system in Aurora. Users will also learn about relevant outputs.

Battery Storage: Users will learn how to tie storage generators to the Storage Table, understand the different shaping objectives and input properties, and learn how to back into the output.

DR, EE, EV: Users will learn how to create, modify, and manage load modifying resources.

Conditions: By the end of this course, users will understand how to create, modify, and manage reporting conditions, such as on-peak, off-peak, etc.

Demand: By the end of this course, users will understand how Demand is structured in the Aurora model. They will also know how to modify existing Demand profiles as well as create new ones. We'll use real-world examples to demonstrate the benefits offered by each demand type.

Ancillary Services: Users will get familiarized with all input tables that can be used for Ancillary Services modeling in Aurora. They will also learn by watching real-world examples.

Transmission: Users will learn how to create, modify, and manage transmission flows. They will learn how to assign cost, losses, limits, emissions constraints, and they will review links reporting. Tutorials will include real-world examples of implementation.

Fuel: In this lesson, users will learn how the Fuel table is structured and about the logic options that are applied in the fuels table by fuel type. Users will also learn how to modify fuels, add fuels, and manage fuel prices.

Constraints: General Constraints (Built-In Options): Users will learn the Constraint table in Aurora, and they will learn how to set up constraints that apply over a longer term (monthly or annual) for resource emissions, energy, capacities, and fuel production. Custom Constraints: Users will learn how to set up user-defined constraints that are added to the problem formulation along with a definition of the upper and lower bounds and any associated penalties for the relaxing the constraint.

Time Series: In this lesson, users will learn about different Time Series tables, how to set them up, and how to reference them accordingly.

Quick Views: Customization: By the end of this video, users will understand how to create input and output and chart quick views. Filters and Sorts: Users will learn all the filtering features and sort the data to create a quick view. Queries: Users will learn how to create inner joins/ links between the tables and arithmetic operations on the columns.

Change Sets: In this lesson, users will learn about change set, and they will learn how to create, modify, and use the change sets in a simulation.

Project Setup: Users will get an overview of AURORA layout, database components, and structure.

Study Types: Users will learn different use cases that AURORA can solve.

Study Period: Users will learn different study horizons and features available to adjust according to the use case.

Study Cases: Users will learn scenario analysis and a newly introduced parameter set.

Simulation Options (Nodal): Users will learn different run setting parameters in nodal analysis and their impact on the results.

Simulation Options (others): Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Dispatch & Demand: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Commitment: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Resource: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Risk: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Portfolio: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

General: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Performance Settings: Users will learn about solution tolerance and how to make the run faster (General and Commitment tabs).

Output Settings: Users will learn different ways to customize the output.

Output Database Results: This course gives users an introduction to and overview of output results. It teaches users how to query the output results, how to customize, filter, and sort the results, and how to save the queries.

Visualization:  Zonal System: By the end of this video, users will be able to interpret the zonal system diagram and see it live while the simulation is running.

Nodal System: Users will learn how to interpret the nodal system diagram.

GIS: Users will learn how to plot different parameters on GIS map and what all data is required to plot it.

Bus Diagram: Users will learn the importance of the bus diagram for diagnosing results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum7 hr 11 min

  • System Topology
  • System Topology Aurora 0 hr 7 min
  • System Topology Aurora 2 0 hr 5 min
  • Generating Resources
  • Commitment Resources 0 hr 10 min
  • Renewables 0 hr 7 min
  • Hydro Modeling 0 hr 9 min
  • Hydro Modeling 2 0 hr 10 min
  • Batteries & Pumped Storage 0 hr 30 min
  • Load Modifying Resources: DR, EE, EV 0 hr 11 min
  • Conditions
  • Conditions Slides 0 hr 10 min
  • Demand
  • Introduction to Demand 0 hr 3 min
  • Understanding Shaping Logic 0 hr 5 min
  • Hierarchy of Methods 0 hr 1 min
  • Ancillary Services
  • Ancillary Services 0 hr 6 min
  • Ancillary Services 2 0 hr 9 min
  • Transmission/Links
  • Transmission 0 hr 1 min
  • Wheeling Free Charges & Multi-Tiered Wheeling Charges 0 hr 8 min
  • Limits to a Link or Group of Transmission Links 0 hr 4 min
  • Fuel
  • The Fuel Table 0 hr 30 min
  • Constraints
  • Constraints Tables 0 hr 9 min
  • Constraints Tables 2 0 hr 8 min
  • Custom Constraints 0 hr 10 min
  • Time Series
  • Time Series Slides 0 hr 10 min
  • Time Series Video 0 hr 6 min
  • Quick Views
  • Quick Views 0 hr 9 min
  • Quick Views 2 0 hr 8 min
  • Quick Views 3 0 hr 6 min
  • Change Sets
  • Working with Change Sets 0 hr 19 min
  • Scenario Analysis 0 hr 3 min
  • Slides & Exercises 0 hr 30 min
  • Project Setup
  • Simulation Options 0 hr 35 min
  • Project Setup 0 hr 2 min
  • Project Setup 2 0 hr 7 min
  • Project Setup 3 0 hr 7 min
  • Nodal Simulation Options 0 hr 10 min
  • Nodal Simulation Options 2 0 hr 11 min
  • Risk Capability 0 hr 20 min
  • Portfolio Capability
  • Output Database Results
  • Output Database 0 hr 5 min
  • Output Database 2 0 hr 13 min
  • Exercises 0 hr 10 min
  • Visualization
  • Visualization in Aurora 0 hr 7 min
  • Visualization in Aurora 2 0 hr 6 min
  • Survey
  • Aurora Core Certification Survey

About this course

System Topology: In this lesson, users will learn about the relationship between regions, zones, and operating pools. Users will learn how to modify existing systems, as well as create new regions, zones, and systems.

Generating Resources: Commitment Resources: Users will learn how commitment resources differ from other types of generation. Users will also learn about the variables required to define a commitment resource, and they will learn how they inform the performance of these types of units. We'll also review results from a number of different types of commitment resources. Renewables: Users will understand the key inputs when setting up solar and wind generators, learn how to adjust hourly profiles, and view curtailed renewable output in the results.

Hydro: Users will learn the different inputs and settings for modeling a hydro system in Aurora. Users will also learn about relevant outputs.

Battery Storage: Users will learn how to tie storage generators to the Storage Table, understand the different shaping objectives and input properties, and learn how to back into the output.

DR, EE, EV: Users will learn how to create, modify, and manage load modifying resources.

Conditions: By the end of this course, users will understand how to create, modify, and manage reporting conditions, such as on-peak, off-peak, etc.

Demand: By the end of this course, users will understand how Demand is structured in the Aurora model. They will also know how to modify existing Demand profiles as well as create new ones. We'll use real-world examples to demonstrate the benefits offered by each demand type.

Ancillary Services: Users will get familiarized with all input tables that can be used for Ancillary Services modeling in Aurora. They will also learn by watching real-world examples.

Transmission: Users will learn how to create, modify, and manage transmission flows. They will learn how to assign cost, losses, limits, emissions constraints, and they will review links reporting. Tutorials will include real-world examples of implementation.

Fuel: In this lesson, users will learn how the Fuel table is structured and about the logic options that are applied in the fuels table by fuel type. Users will also learn how to modify fuels, add fuels, and manage fuel prices.

Constraints: General Constraints (Built-In Options): Users will learn the Constraint table in Aurora, and they will learn how to set up constraints that apply over a longer term (monthly or annual) for resource emissions, energy, capacities, and fuel production. Custom Constraints: Users will learn how to set up user-defined constraints that are added to the problem formulation along with a definition of the upper and lower bounds and any associated penalties for the relaxing the constraint.

Time Series: In this lesson, users will learn about different Time Series tables, how to set them up, and how to reference them accordingly.

Quick Views: Customization: By the end of this video, users will understand how to create input and output and chart quick views. Filters and Sorts: Users will learn all the filtering features and sort the data to create a quick view. Queries: Users will learn how to create inner joins/ links between the tables and arithmetic operations on the columns.

Change Sets: In this lesson, users will learn about change set, and they will learn how to create, modify, and use the change sets in a simulation.

Project Setup: Users will get an overview of AURORA layout, database components, and structure.

Study Types: Users will learn different use cases that AURORA can solve.

Study Period: Users will learn different study horizons and features available to adjust according to the use case.

Study Cases: Users will learn scenario analysis and a newly introduced parameter set.

Simulation Options (Nodal): Users will learn different run setting parameters in nodal analysis and their impact on the results.

Simulation Options (others): Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Dispatch & Demand: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Commitment: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Resource: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Risk: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Portfolio: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

General: Users will learn how to manage the global switches and settings that govern the simulation.

Performance Settings: Users will learn about solution tolerance and how to make the run faster (General and Commitment tabs).

Output Settings: Users will learn different ways to customize the output.

Output Database Results: This course gives users an introduction to and overview of output results. It teaches users how to query the output results, how to customize, filter, and sort the results, and how to save the queries.

Visualization:  Zonal System: By the end of this video, users will be able to interpret the zonal system diagram and see it live while the simulation is running.

Nodal System: Users will learn how to interpret the nodal system diagram.

GIS: Users will learn how to plot different parameters on GIS map and what all data is required to plot it.

Bus Diagram: Users will learn the importance of the bus diagram for diagnosing results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum7 hr 11 min

  • System Topology
  • System Topology Aurora 0 hr 7 min
  • System Topology Aurora 2 0 hr 5 min
  • Generating Resources
  • Commitment Resources 0 hr 10 min
  • Renewables 0 hr 7 min
  • Hydro Modeling 0 hr 9 min
  • Hydro Modeling 2 0 hr 10 min
  • Batteries & Pumped Storage 0 hr 30 min
  • Load Modifying Resources: DR, EE, EV 0 hr 11 min
  • Conditions
  • Conditions Slides 0 hr 10 min
  • Demand
  • Introduction to Demand 0 hr 3 min
  • Understanding Shaping Logic 0 hr 5 min
  • Hierarchy of Methods 0 hr 1 min
  • Ancillary Services
  • Ancillary Services 0 hr 6 min
  • Ancillary Services 2 0 hr 9 min
  • Transmission/Links
  • Transmission 0 hr 1 min
  • Wheeling Free Charges & Multi-Tiered Wheeling Charges 0 hr 8 min
  • Limits to a Link or Group of Transmission Links 0 hr 4 min
  • Fuel
  • The Fuel Table 0 hr 30 min
  • Constraints
  • Constraints Tables 0 hr 9 min
  • Constraints Tables 2 0 hr 8 min
  • Custom Constraints 0 hr 10 min
  • Time Series
  • Time Series Slides 0 hr 10 min
  • Time Series Video 0 hr 6 min
  • Quick Views
  • Quick Views 0 hr 9 min
  • Quick Views 2 0 hr 8 min
  • Quick Views 3 0 hr 6 min
  • Change Sets
  • Working with Change Sets 0 hr 19 min
  • Scenario Analysis 0 hr 3 min
  • Slides & Exercises 0 hr 30 min
  • Project Setup
  • Simulation Options 0 hr 35 min
  • Project Setup 0 hr 2 min
  • Project Setup 2 0 hr 7 min
  • Project Setup 3 0 hr 7 min
  • Nodal Simulation Options 0 hr 10 min
  • Nodal Simulation Options 2 0 hr 11 min
  • Risk Capability 0 hr 20 min
  • Portfolio Capability
  • Output Database Results
  • Output Database 0 hr 5 min
  • Output Database 2 0 hr 13 min
  • Exercises 0 hr 10 min
  • Visualization
  • Visualization in Aurora 0 hr 7 min
  • Visualization in Aurora 2 0 hr 6 min
  • Survey
  • Aurora Core Certification Survey