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Release Notes

Aiolos Forecast Studio 10.3

FILE

  • New Zip functionality: Choose template instead of each series to zip for backup.
  • Reset lines and colors and reset all user settings to default values is added in User settings

HOME and VIEW

  • Improvements HOME Live
    • Apply as adjusted om Home Live alternatives
    • Trim size of HOME Live files
    • HOME Live setting to save data for all descendants even though only the aggregated series is selected
    • Fraction view fixes for HOME Live series
    • Added “Differences” in graph, i.e. differences between previous forecasts and historic actual data.
  • Filter weather forecast station list so that it only shows relevant stations for the chosen series in series tree
  • Improved information in Messages, messages are now grouped on type of message and shows the error or warning clearer for the user
  • Improved design for Messages and placed in a window
  • Improved design for forecast log and placed in a window
  • Moved tree search functionality from ribbon to the series tree window and improved design
  • Design overview where buttons and controls were moved
  • The forecast result is moved to a window so that it can be left open as the user works with the forecast
  • New design for forecast date picker made to help to choose both start- and end date when making a long forecast
  • Date picker colored for visualization when changing the forecast date from the startup date to other date
  • When hovering over legend the weather diagram series are also bolded to better visualize relevant information
  • Design improvement for HOME Live parameters
  • Design improvement template box in ribbon
  • Overview colors diagrams and curves
  • Set new design colors for weather when displaying wind production forecasts
  • Schedule improvements
    • Shows icon on series when a new schedule item is added and the forecast need to be rerun to include the change
    • Mark area and right click for fast set of schedule item for a series. Mark as unsuitable for training and set schedule item available from the diagram
  • Fast track to configure start and end date and models in home by right click on series in series tree
  • Sort by Forecasted volume is made more intuitive
  • Step chart and line chart is chosen in between by right click in graph
  • If end date expired for a series this is visualized in series tree
  • Design overview right click menu
  • Validation on periods with similar weather added
  • Compare to actual and current fractions moved from HOME to VIEW
  • Moved save all and undo to top window corner and added access quick access toolbar

FOLLOW UP

  • Weights for weather stations moved to a window to improve overview
  • Improved performance for aggregating series in Follow Up
  • Functionality for rolling optimization periods in Follow Up
  • Maximum capacity shown in follow up
  • Design overview in date picker in follow up
  • Tree search functionality added in follow up
  • Added a simplified optimization both for normalized and non-normalized to guarantee the weighted result to be better than a single weather station used in the evaluation
  • Implemented NMAE in statistics in follow up for series using maximum capacity
  • Part results saved to enable restart of large calculations
  • Added startup setting for Unadjusted/Exported in Follow Up
  • Moved save all and undo to top window corner and added access quick access toolbar

CONFIG

  • Filtering for connected tables. Connected tables are filtered for the series that is filtered out in series tree, models, imports, exports
  • Performance improvement when working in daytype calendar
  • Improved feedback showing number of changes and visualizing changes in grid
  • Opened up for more weather stations connected to each forecast series
  • Daytype calendar improvements
    • Improved design
    • Visualizing rules and daytypes with calendar view
    • Functionality to choose what calendars to apply a daytype to in daytype properties
    • Build holiday bridge days added as functionality to automatically set Monday or Friday behavior next to selected holiday daytypes
    • Lock basic daytypes
    • Daytype rule type weekday unusable combination removed
    • Rules and daytypes listed in properties in alphabetic order
    • Added orthodox Easter daytype rules
    • Halloween default daytype removed from calendar
    • Improved default settings for daytypes during Christmas time
  • Added function to release all below series in series tree
  • Added function to move a series in series tree
  • Performance improved for release all descendants
  • Moved save all and undo to top window corner
  • Config map only shows positions of filtered forecast series
  • Config map is stored locally to solve security issues
  • Master data sync improvements
    • Easier to set default values for the import
    • Better logs for config import and report what has been changed
    • Added move functionality in master data sync
    • Only update if the value is changed
  • Autosearch improved visualization
  • Removed the need of “dummy-model” set for aggregated series
  • Removed the need of series specific models due to metadata
  • Search and replace now saves last input
  • Config cleaner improved by showing texts instead of ID
  • Edifact import and negative values
  • GS2 import new functionality settings

AUTOTUNE

  • Improved information in log file to show how far the calculations has run
  • Autotune is shows for all periods
  • Added the Industry model for autotune

MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS

  • Dynamic fractions are now reweighted if a subseries is missing
  • Vitec Secure File Transfer.
    • Uploaded files are placed in a sent folder
    • Wildcards are added
    • Save encrypted password in PowerShell script
    • Password and user saved encrypted in Vitec Secure File Transfer client
  • New feature: Fractions as time series allowing for fractions input in any resolution
  • Fix for map browser in Aio File Studio
  • Infrastructure created to connect to our new API to fetch weather data
  • Fix where zip functionality did not handle specific signs in file names
  • Developed a new client for fetching weather data from Vitec. Aiolos weather client fetches weather data using an API and will be used as an in-place client until this functionality is developed inside Aiolos Forecast Studio
  • Improved design Educandi web page
  • Trim follow up log in Status database
  • Separate server debug log per user
  • AQS Block warnings acting on specific data point

MODEL STUDIO SCRIPTS

  • Weather Point Optimizer calculation scripts developed and improved
  • Prototype for cost calculation module

MODELS

  • Introducing AI Model Collection
    • Six new AI models developed. Two models each (one .NET based and one Python –based) for solar, wind power and load forecasts.
    • Support for up to 29 weather suppliers
    • Support for over 6000 different calendar/ time, weather, calculated weather and lagged parameters
  • Startup- and Backup-models for AI models
  • Ignore reference year/days for rare daytypes
  • “Smooth day type transitions” smoothens any sudden jumps at midnight for two consecutive days in forecast
  • Standardized Industry models as built in models in Aiolos Forecast Studio
  • Schedule improvements
    • “Daily totals” schedule type normalizes forecast to a set daily total
    • “Do not use for training” schedule type excludes historic data in model training
    • Added schedule for aggregated series
    • “Yearly Volume” schedule type reports changes of the yearly volume and can handle lost and gained customers
  • Min radiation value set as default for Helios models
  • Added settings in forecast series for allowed exceeding max history or forecast
  • Step using keyboard arrows in ranked list