Energy Manager

Overview RETScreen
RETScreen Version 8.1 now available – host of new features!

We’ve launched this Information Portal to introduce you to RETScreen—a “Made-in-Canada” software tool for low-carbon planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting


February 15, 2022
February 15, 2022
By Gregory J. Leng
Example of 15-minute power demand data for entire year, presented weekly. Any RETScreen images, photos, screen captures, etc., in this Information Portal are used with permission of RETScreen.

Version 8.1 of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software platform was released on September 21, 2021. The salient new features of this latest version of RETScreen Expert are described below.

Benchmark Analysis Module

New benchmark data and visualization tools for off-grid power systems and various modes of transportation (including on- and off-road vehicles, aircraft, marine craft and trains).

Feasibility Analysis Module

New archetypes for transportation, central-grid and off-grid power systems incorporating battery storage; archetypes for military and correctional facilities; update of the user-defined feasibility model and the global GHG emission factors database.

Performance Analysis Module

New analytics capabilities to prepare non-routine adjustments (e.g. COVID-19); regression analysis using backcasting and chaining techniques; integration of high-resolution and real-time data (hourly or sub-hourly, interval data with direct connection to databases, like SQL), including data visualization and analytics tools such as weekly and daily times series, load duration curve and heatmap graphs.

Portfolio Analysis Module

New automated portfolio data update feature and new connectors for other data tools with RETScreen Connect; new offsite renewable energy purchase capabilities for portfolio-wide monitoring and tracking; various data analysis, visualization and comparison tool upgrades.

All Modules

Integration and update of eLearning videos; improvements to reporting and custom dashboard tools; and a 37th language added (Mongolian).