Avista Corporation Selects PCI EIM Enterprise Cloud Platform for its Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) Participation
June 2, 2020 – PCI is pleased to announce that Avista Corporation (Avista) will deploy the PCI EIM Enterprise Platform to facilitate its participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM). Avista previously announced its intentions to join the WEIM by April 2022. Avista is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy, as well as other energy-related businesses. Its service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.7 million.
Avista plans to consolidate its legacy IT infrastructure onto PCI’s WEIM platform that will be used by Balancing Authority and Merchant Group mission critical functions, which will each receive turnkey, 7×24 support from PCI’s renowned Client Services Group.
“Avista selected PCI after a thorough evaluation of available market solutions via a competitive request for proposal. Ultimately, Avista’s decision was based on PCI’s extensive experience working with multiple WEIM participants, as well as their broadly capable hosted technology platform,” said Scott Kinney, Avista Director of Power Supply.
“PCI values Avista’s trust in our industry leading platform. We look forward to working with their team as we deploy PCI’s EIM solution and work toward a seamless go-live,” said Khai Le, Sr. Vice President at PCI.
About Avista Corporation
Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is the operating division that provides electric service to 393,000 customers and natural gas to 361,000 customers. Its service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.7 million. Avista plans to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market by April 2022. For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.
About Power Costs, Inc. (PCI)
PCI’s CAISO EIM platform is a complete solution set that provides benefits to EIM Entities, Transmission Service Providers, Entity Scheduling Coordinators, and Participating Resource Scheduling Coordinators. PCI is the leading provider of generation supply management software, superior customer support and value-added services for energy companies worldwide. We build and refine software tools to meet the ever-evolving needs of energy market participants (and non-participants) that include utilities (investor-owned, public power and cooperative), energy marketers and traders, as well as independent power producers. More than half of all the power generated in North America is optimized using the PCI Platform and over 60% of the Fortune 500 Energy and Utility firms in the U.S. are PCI clients. The firm is privately held and based in Norman (OK) with offices in Houston (TX), Raleigh (NC) and Mexico City. To learn more, please visit PCI’s website.