ENERGY ACCOUNTING

PCI’s Energy Accounting software solution tracks, calculates, and verifies energy volumes to improve meter data quality and simplify workflows.  It specifically manages, automates, and streamlines the calculation and validation of generation and load meters, interchange schedules (tie-line flows) in and out of defined areas, and helps identify potential meter errors.

PCI Energy Accounting provides an array of benefits that drive high ROI and optimize your organization’s bottom-line.

SYSTEM BENEFITS
  • Increase meter data quality with multiple source comparison capabilities
  • Streamline workflows by automatically identifying potential meter errors
  • Manage ISO communication for meter data submissions and downloads
  • Ensure full utilization of transmission assets
  • Tracking and reduce Unaccounted For Energy (UFE)
  • Extend to PCI’s Transmission Billing solution to produce
    • Invoice and checkout reports to Transmission Customers (TCs)
    • Shadow invoices received from other Transmission Providers (TPs)
    • Integrate with General Leger (G/L) systems
  • View multiple data granularity levels and time zones
  • Record all data revisions for auditing
  • Optimize tie checkouts with quick data comparisons and exception reporting
  • Use simple configuration of time-variant calculations with multi-step input/output
  • Automate month-end reconciliation and true-ups
  • Facilitate external access to data with APIs
  • Hosted or on-premise deployment options are available.

EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS
  • Collect and auto-validate meter data for resources, loads, tie lines
  • Perform detailed calculations
    • Load, Hierarchical, JOU, Aggregate, NAI, NSI
    • Losses and transmission usage
    • Unaccounted For Energy (UFE) / Residual Load (RLA)
  • Meter and schedule/reservation data management
    • Meter data quality (validation, editing, estimation)
  • Checkouts (intraday, day after, monthly)
    • Scheduled and actual interchange
    • Inadvertent
  • Establish simpler, clearer audit trails
  • Optimize handling/accuracy of allocations and billing
  • Support for:
    • ISO/RTO meter data submission (for statements/invoices)
    • Post-analysis
    • Fuel burn analysis
    • Transmission settlements/billing
    • Monitoring/optimizing transmission system utilization
  • Other applications
    • Data auditing and reporting
    • Weather, emissions and fuel data tracking
    • Identify data discrepancies
    • Improve staff communication, coordination, workflow efficiency

USER BENEFITS
  • Reduce over-reliance on staff manual/visual data inspection
  • Customized permission controls by user
  • Specially designed data displays and visualization tools expedite all EA processes
  • User-tailored dashboards
  • “Out-of-the-box” reports and custom reporting wizard

DATA STORAGE & INTEGRATION BENEFITS

PCI Energy Accounting software integrates with our multi-dimensional Data Warehouse provides complete data storage to support analytics and reporting.  It also integrates easily with other related IT systems including those for:

  • Retrieving revenue quality meter data (PI, MV90)
  • SCADA system integration for real-time meter data
  • Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM)
  • Meter data management
  • Weather data management