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Puget Sound Energy (“PSE”), a utility with approximately 3,500 MW of generation, has implemented the Visual Analytics Module for performing the functions of post-analytics and real-time analytics in the CAISO Energy Imbalance Market (“EIM”). PSE also utilizes the Visual Analytics Module for validating the CAISO-published EIM Benefits amounts.
The Power Settlements Visual Analytics Module is a dashboard that displays the customer’s EIM data in a single screen for analysis of either the current day’s real-time data in the Real-Time screen or historical days in the Historical Analytics screen (post-analytics). This module graphically displays base schedules, market awards, dispatches, LMPs, unit parameters, and outage information, among other data sources. The customer’s internal meter data is imported to provide a real-time view of imbalance energy (uninstructed deviations), and the solution provides a snapshot of the customer’s PNL in the EIM.
“EIM activity produces voluminous data and SettleCore is a key tool for efficiently managing and consuming data. SettleCore Visual Analytics for historical and real-time has allowed Puget Sound Energy to track market operations in real-time and conduct post analytics. SettleCore features business rule logic that enables PSE to track and monitor defined market events. PSE staff worked with Power Settlements to replicate CAISO EIM benefit logic, which has proved essential in validating CAISO’s benefit estimates. Power Settlements staff has been and continues to be flexible and responsive as PSE integrates SettleCore into operations”, said Product Manager, Puget Sound Energy.
“We are excited to announce that Puget Sound Energy is now one of our customers. PSE utilizes the Power Settlements Visual Analytics Module to perform their CAISO EIM post-analytics, real-time analytics, reporting, and EIM Benefits validation. PSE has reported significant benefits from using this module. We are very pleased to count PSE as one of our customers and look forward to providing superior support to them for many years to come,” said David Dan, CEO of Power Settlements.
About Puget Sound Energy
Puget Sound Energy is the largest energy utility in the state of Washington, providing electric power to more than 1 million customers.
Approximately 46 percent of the electricity PSE customers use comes from our own power plants. We currently have more than 3,500 megawatts of power-generating capacity. We purchase the rest of our power supply from a variety of other utilities, independent power producers and energy marketers across the western United States and Canada.
About the SettleCore System by Power Settlements
Power Settlements is a software company that specializes in providing software solutions to energy companies that participate in the ISO and RTO physical power markets. Our flagship product SettleCore™ is a leading platform for participants in the ISO and RTO Markets. The SettleCore ISO/RTO modules enable full bid-to-bill functionality from bid submission through data downloading, reporting, and shadow settlements and settlement statement validation in the ISO markets. The SettleCore Visual Analytics Module is the leading visual dashboard for analysis of ISO dispatch and automatic flagging of events to avoid costs and highlight trading opportunities. Visual Analytics displays data in both an historical screen as well as an on-demand real-time screen. The SettleCore ETRM system includes a very robust, modular and fully integrated Energy Trading and Risk Management system, which includes power and natural gas deal entry for transactions in ISOs as well as bilateral transactions outside ISOs, settlements and invoicing, mark-to-market, the enforcement of counterparty credit and trader limits and risk management analytics. All of the SettleCore modules are fully integrated in a single system built in Microsoft .Net, using the SQL Server database which provides for full auditability, traceability, and user security roles.