Market and operational insight for wind & solar farms

The all-in-one system for dispatch, monitoring, market alerts, effective analytics, reporting and management.

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HARD software is the leading supplier of trading and dispatch systems for wind and solar farms and storage solutions developed for the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM).

Operating for over 20 years, HARD software has the experience of developing the software that you need to maximise your market revenues and mitigate all of the compliance and financial risks for renewable generators.
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Established in 1997
Specialists in optimisation, trading & operations
Offices in Melbourne & Adelaide
info@hardsoftware.com
1300 HARD 00 (1300 4273 00)

Infolite - The total management solution for wind and solar plants

Market data

The Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) produces a lot of data and generators need to get fast, accurate and reliable data for their operations, trading and settlement functions and the market data needs to be integrated with your own plant SCADA data.

Our Infolite application comes complete with a working market database instance in an industry compliant SQL database so that your dispatch instructions are received as soon as possible and providing you with the data you need to trade, operate and settle in the market.
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Market dispatch

When there is too much generation in the system or a local constraint is restricting output, the system operator AEMO will send a generation cap to a solar or wind farm that sets the maximum generation allowed for the next 5 min dispatch interval.

HARD software's Infolite application will continuously monitor its market database for any dispatch instructions, send alerts to any person in your organisation such as traders or operators when market events occur such as extreme electricity prices and keep your plant operating for maximum power output whilst ensuring that your generator is always compliant with the market operating rules.
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Market availability

Maintenance and outages need to be scheduled for any wind or solar farm and AEMO needs to be notified of the timing and duration of signficant changes in generation availability in advance.

Infolite provides a simple to use drag and drop graphical interface for preparing availability submissions and then submitting those availability changes to AEMO. Infolite handles all of the complexities of short term half hour submissions and the long term daily submissions seamlessly and effectively.
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Read our papers & presentations

Practical considerations for successful storage solutions

Wind Integration Forum — Stockholm 2018
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Practical considerations for successful storage solutions

Wind Integration Forum — Stockholm 2018
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Short term generation forecasting of wind power plants

Wind Industry Forum — Melbourne 2018
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Short term generation forecasting of wind power plants

Wind Integration Forum — Berlin 2017
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Market mechanisms for frequency control

Wind Integration Forum — Berlin 2017
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Short term forecasting of solar power plant generation

Wind Integration Forum — Berlin 2017
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