PCI’s Transmission Systems Solution

Balancing Authorities (BA) and Transmission Providers use PCI’s Transmission solution to efficiently streamline generation dispatch, operations, interchange accounting, load calculations and transmission customer billing.  PCI’s platform is well suited for exchanging, monitoring and collecting data with an ISO, neighboring BAs and reliability coordinators to ensure stable operation of the interconnection and improve accuracy in settlement and after-the-fact billing.

Four modules comprise PCI’s Transmission Systems solution:

TRANSMISSION OPERATIONS

  • Manages area balance, interchange scheduling and After-the-Fact (ATF) checkout

ENERGY ACCOUNTING

  • Manages, automates and streamlines the calculation and validation of generation and load meters, interchange schedules (tie line flows) in and out of defined areas, as well as identification of potential meter errors.

TRANSMISSION BILLING

  • Extends PCI’s Energy Accounting system. This module is used to produce invoice and checkout reports to each Transmission Customer (TC), shadow invoices received from other Transmission Providers (TP) and integrate with General Leger systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft, etc.

TRANSMISSION OUTAGE MANAGEMENT

  • Provides a comprehensive solution for meeting NERC requirements and managing all transmission and generation outages – while reporting them to one or several ISOs.
  • PCI‘s Outage Management module is a subset of a larger, mulitple-module Asset Operations solution which supplies a coordinated stream of outage event and status data from plant to front office then to the ISO.