Ameren Corporation Goes Live with PCI GSMS Platform to Support Bid-to-Bill Workflow in MISO

Norman, OK – December 9, 2014 – Ameren Corporation, a Fortune 500 American energy company, successfully went live on September 19, 2014 with the Power Costs, Inc. (PCI) Generation Supply Management System (GSMS) suite. The PCI software solution now automates the bid-to-bill workflow for Ameren assets in the MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator) market. As such, the implementation of the PCI GSMS covers all facets of Ameren’s front-office operations, including day-ahead and real-time bidding for generation, loads, virtual trades and bilateral transactions and portfolio optimization, as well as back-office solutions for pre-settlement, settlement, shadow settlement, allocations and reporting.

The following PCI modules are included in Ameren’s go-live implementation:

  • PCI GenManager: Bid-to-bill functions within MISO
  • PCI GenTrader: Generation portfolio optimization and fuel nomination
  • PCI GenPortal: Overall IT application platform and workflow automation
  • PCI Allocation: FERC book accounting requirements

PCI Project Manager Steve Terelmes reported, “The current PCI implementation provides Ameren a fully integrated software solution for both front- and back-office with interfaces to the MISO market and a strong IT foundation for integrated analytics, automation and data management within one platform across all business functions.”

“This is a critical project for Ameren with a very tight deadline,” said Jaime Haro, Sr. Director at Ameren. “PCI was able to work with the Ameren staff to complete the project on time.”

Ameren Corporation is a Fortune 500 company, serving approximately 2.4 million electric and more than 900,000 natural gas customers across 64,000 square miles in Missouri and Illinois. Ameren operates a fleet of generation facilities totaling 10,300 MW in capacity. By focusing on operational excellence and disciplined capital management, Ameren offers reasonably priced energy to millions of people in its service territory. To learn more about Ameren, please visit Ameren.com.

Power Costs, Inc. (PCI) is the leading provider of generation supply management and optimization software to energy focused companies. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Fred Lee, PCI continues to develop power industry software solutions, superior customer support and value-added services for top-tier energy customers. More than half of all power generation in the United States use PCI software solutions. PCI is a privately held company based in Norman, Oklahoma with offices in Houston, TX and Raleigh, NC. To learn more about PCI, please visit PowerCosts.com.

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