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2024 - March

"Exciting News: Sympheny's web-app Version 3 is here!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest version of our web application! This release is packed with exciting features and improvements that will enhance your experience and empower you to achieve even more with our platform.

Here are some highlights of what you can expect from this new release:

  1. Enhanced optimization engine: Sense - energy hub solver engine

  2. New multi-stage interface

  3. New dashboard interface

In addition to these new features, we have made several performance enhancements and bug fixes to ensure a smoother and more reliable user experience.

We have prepared detailed documentation and resources to help you familiarize yourself with the new features and get the most out of them. Our customer support team is also available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

What does it mean to you? 

  • Existing projects:

    • Your current projects in Version 2 remain available with the known interface. 

    • To upgrade an existing project into Version 3 to leverage its benefits, you have to actively migrate the project (see migration guide). 

  • New projects:

    • When creating a new project, you can currently choose whether to use the existing version (V2), or the new Version 3 (labelled as Beta until 31st of May). Please note that V2 will only receive bug-fixes and no further developments. We recommend adopting V3 for its ongoing support and the access to all-new functionalities. 

    • As of 1 June 2024, the V3 will be the default for any new project.  

Summary of Timeline: 

  • April 29th, 2024: V2 and V3 are available. You may migrate existing projects to V3 or continue working in the current V2 version. 

  • June 1st, 2024: V3 will be the default version for new projects 

  • December 31st, 2024: V2 model will no longer be supported. 

How can I learn more about Sympheny Version 3? 

  • In May 2024, Sympheny will host tutorials on the new version and its benefits. Please feel to contact us to register and get specific trainings. 

So what is new and does it change the way of modelling? 

  • The modelling and parameters remain the same, with the following additional features:

→ User Experience

These following new features are available for projects in both V2 (current default version) & V3 (beta):

  • Download Input files for previously executed scenarios

  • Compare multiple Input Files via API

  • Satellite map layer

→ New Optimization Engine: Sense (available as Sympheny beta version V3)

The following new features are available for projects in V3 (beta):

  • User Experience Enhancements

    • Performance Boost: Achieve up to 5x faster executions for smoother user experience

    • Infeasible Model Insights: Clearer infeasibility message provides insights into model limitations

    • Enhanced Readability: Input & output Excel sheets are now more user-friendly

    • Execution History: Access past executions effortlessly, with options to download or delete

    • Hourly Clustered Profiles: Hourly profiles clustered from user input data are now available as information

    • Editable Energy Carriers: Personalize colors for energy carriers, reflected in the Results Dashboard for easier identification

  • Modeling Multi-stages

    • Long-term Planning: Multi-stage technology deployment enables strategic long-term planning

    • Technology Reusability: Deployed technologies can be reused across planning stages, optimizing resource utilization and cost-efficiency

    • Cost Considerations: Calculate replacement costs and salvage value, enhancing financial planning

  • Optimization Objectives:

    • Choose from various new objectives including NPV, CAPEX, OPEX, Import energy minimization, and more

  • New Results Dashboard:

    • Useability Enhancements: Navigate scenarios seamlessly, download high-resolution graphs, and access specific data effortlessly

    • Interactive Energy Diagrams: Engage with dynamic energy diagrams for intuitive visualization

  • New Modeling Features:

    • Imports and Exports

      • Allow multiple energy carriers per hub

      • Specify hourly max capacities, energy prices, and CO2 intensity

      • Support negative energy prices

    • Demands

      • Allow multiple energy carriers per hub

      • Define hourly demand sale prices

      • Enable reversing demand energy flow (energy extraction demand)

    • On site resources

      • Allow multiple energy carriers per hub

    • Conversion Technologies

      • Specify multiple primary modes and outputs to make cost calculations and operational limits more flexible

      • Set design and operational parameters per mode

      • Define hourly efficiency, input shares, and allowed operation as a percentage of capacity

      • Specify Peak Power to allow technologies to operate above or below the design capacity

    • Network Technologies

      • Define maximum and minimum capacities per link

      • Specify hourly network losses

    • Storage Technologies

      • Specify hourly standby losses

      • Define variable O&M costs per total charging and discharging energy

  • Execution parameters

    • Set maximum execution time per job

    • Control resolution of hourly clustered profiles

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