SettleCore Visual Analytics

The Premier Visual Dashboard for Utilities and Generation Companies in ISO/RTO Markets to See Their Profits and Losses in Real-Time

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SettleCore™ Visual Analytics provides a visual dashboard for Generators to instantly analyze ISO/RTO and Internal data including Schedules, Real-Time Dispatch, Meter, Pricing, Position Management, and Profits and Losses in a single graphical interface. It’s the leading platform to view and analyze ISO data with internal data and is used across the entire organization, from the generation dispatchers through executive management.

In today’s power markets generators need to know their profits and losses in real-time. They need to identify additional trading opportunities to maximize performance. They need the ability to continually improve profit potential and review missed opportunities. Companies are often overwhelmed with the vast amounts of ISO data and need the ability to compare it with their company’s internal data.

Power Settlement’s Visual Analytics is the solution. This module combines your ISO market data with your company’s internal data to form a complete financial picture.

It’s fast. It’s precise. It’s all on one screen.

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 Features

  • Graphical viewing of DA schedules, 5-minute RT dispatches, ancillary service capacity, LMPs, meter data, deviations, start-ups, and shut-downs.
  • Combines ISO data with internal data, such as PI and SCADA data, plant temperatures, heat rates, internal costs, etc.
  • Drill-down from a daily view, hourly view, 5-minute view, or sub 5-minute view.
  • Includes an ad-hoc, on-demand graphing feature, which enables the users to drag-and-drop the desired data points onto the graphs.
  • Includes all scheduling entities and all resources in the portfolio.
  • Includes business rules that identify resource-level validations that failed the user’s rules, such as meter deviations in real-time, infeasible ramp rates, etc.
  • Includes auto-updates every 5-minutes to reflect the new ISO 5-minute data and internal data.

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Visual Analytics is the leading off-the-shelf software for generators and utilities to get real-time PNL reporting and position management. It’s used by several of the largest and most respected names in the industry.

This solution provides a “single-point of truth” across your organization from generation dispatchers, real-time schedul­ers, and asset optimizers, to risk analysts, settlement analysts, and even C-Level executives as it allows each role to contribute to the bottom line. Customers report significant returns on investment after using this product.

Connectors, Data Import, Display and Export

With built-in interfaces to import all of the generator-specific ISO data (CAISO, EIM, ERCOT, ISO-NE, MISO, NYISO, PJM, SPP) and the ability to import customer’s internal data, such as PI and SCADA meter reads and internal generation costs, Visual Analytics can be implemented in a matter of weeks and will start providing value on day one.

Visual Analytics has a High Return on Investment

Our customers have reported that Visual Analytics has led to a high ROI and in many cases has paid for itself within the first year of use. The following are some examples that our customers have reported on the high return on investment from Visual Analytics.

User Role ROI Example of Visual Analytics
Front-Office Optimize decision making for determining whether to sell in the DA or RT markets, which results in incremental margin.
Plant Operator Plant operators using it in the control room to get a better understanding of an LMP market and how it operates including the volatility of RT prices, the financial impact of forced outages, and the different ancillary services.
Real-Time Desk Real-Time desk uses Visual Analytics for duct burner management, optimization strategies, and offer adjustments due to temperature and humidity changes.
Back-Office Identify large financial losses from forced outage events with a generator which was passed onto the counterparty. Would not have been identified in shadow settlements.
Back-Office Identify transmission limitations which affected a generator due to the incorrect processing of outage event information during the ISO’s IFM process.
Back-Office Resolve a metering issue at a generating station due to the momentary loss of power at the meter station.
Management Management teams can quickly assess what units were dispatched, for how long and what were the DA/RT prices. Quick assessment of their operating data, trading strategy, and overall performance from the previous day and any historic events that need to be explained in some detail.

What Our Customers Are Saying about Visual Analytics

“It is easy to use and it greatly assists us with our real-time decision making and ability to identify operational issues and market challenges.”
John Heisey, Vice President Asset Trading – Entegra Power Group

“The graphical display makes it easy to utilize for learning/training, strategy, analysis, operations or just viewing data for many in our company.  It’s also a single point of reference for discussion and analysis.”
Front-office, Merchant Generator

“I use Visual Analytics to review the market interaction of each of our resources in all ISO markets.”
Front-office, Merchant Generator

“The Visual Analytics Module is useful to catch the occurrences of events that shadow (settlements) will not capture.”
Back-office, Large Utility

“It is a great tool for monitoring and identifying potential issues.”
Management, Municipal Utility