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Power Generation Management

Advancing the growth of power generation with hosted software solutions, expertise, and service since 1998.

WHY CES?

  • Our 24 hour performance-guaranteed Market Operations Center provides backup and customized procedures
  • Hosted solutions for monitoring and control
  • Price-risk management strategy and execution. Optimization of assets.
  • ISO curtailment management
  • Expertise & service for market entry, interconnection assistance, REC compliance, and regulatory monitoring

Features and Benefits

CES’s 24 hour Market Operations Center and Operations Control Center is fully staffed with ISO/RTO certified, experienced operators who perform day-ahead offering, real-time generation offering, scheduling and monitoring, curtailment management, and reserve and regulation offering and monitoring.

Our exclusive hosted software solutions allow you instant access to all of your data and customized reports.

The experts at CES offer end-to-end asset operations and expertise, including assistance with: settlement analysis and dispute management, risk management, fuel management, financial positioning, environmental attributes, renewable energy projects, emerging technologies, demand response, economic analysis, regulatory compliance, and market entry.

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Market Entry & Emerging Technology

CES assists clients to enter and capture opportunities in ever more complex ISO/RTO markets with both standard and emerging technology resources. The growth of intermittent renewable resources onto the grid is creating unique opportunities for flexible generation and the addition of flexible storage resources. The world of energy is on the edge of a new technological revolution.

Features and Benefits

CES offers guidance and analysis in understanding the power markets, developing a business plan, performing feasibility analysis, and understanding the value proposition of integrating current and next-generation technologies.

We assist organizations with every aspect of energy storage, renewable energy, and Smart Grid, as well as with other technologies, including compressed air energy storage (CAES), advanced batteries, flywheels, photovoltaics (PV), wind, pumped hydro, biomass, biogas/landfill gas, electric vehicles, and thermal storage.
Our experts can assist you in securing partners and venture capital, evaluating environmental attributes such as RECs and carbon offsets, and understanding and complying with federal, state, ISO/RTO, and utility regulations.

CES’s cross-market analysts will assist with selecting interconnection locations for new projects, as well as providing expert guidance through the ISO/RTO Interconnection Processes and market participation registration and testing processes.

Why CES?

  • CES has the deep expertise you need to achieve success
  • Dedicated and proven team of specialists whose encyclopedic knowledge spans the full spectrum of US power markets
  • Focus on maximizing the value of your investment
  • Proactive monitoring of market and policy changes

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24 Hour Real-Time Market Services

HOSTED SOFTWARE AND SERVICES SOLUTIONS
Our 24 hour Market Operations Center (“MOC”) and Operations Control Center (“OCC”) provides options to customers that need a full service scheduling coordinator or a more specific asset monitoring service. Our services include: Real Time Markets, Operations Strategy, RT Dispatch, Curtailment Management, Outage Coordination, Wind Turbine Monitoring, Wind Generation Forecasting, Optimization Strategies, and Solar Monitoring

Features and Benefits

CES’s 24 hour MOC is fully staffed with ISO/RTO–certified, experienced employees. We offer an uptime performance guarantee of 99.9% over a calendar year. The MOC performs day-ahead offering, real-time generation scheduling, curtailment management, reserve and regulation offering and monitoring, and daily meter verification. Our experts have extensive experience with traditional and non-traditional assets, such as storage and renewable intermittent assets. Our systems have more than 3 TB of market data, growing by over 100GB per year.

CES’s 24 hour OCC

We can monitor plant status through our in-house Siemens Generation Management System, communicate plant status changes to RTOs and O&M contractors, advise your generation sites on dispatch to maximize revenue and minimize risk, and pass telemetry information to ISO. Our customized service adapts to your site-specific requirements.

In the event of a complete distribution system outage, we have you covered, with two separate power feeds coming from separate distribution feeders and on-site generation feeds.

Serving over 95 generation assets and 5,900 MWs in PJM, MISO, SPP, ERCOT, NYISO, NEPOOL, CAISO, and IESO.

Why CES?

  • Our MOC and OCC provide 24 hour coverage to ensure performance and security
  • Our hosted data warehouse connects to the Siemens Generation Management System
  • Reduce uplift costs via forecast updates
  • Active support of ISO dispatch
  • Transaction tagging and scheduling services
  • Customizable reports for monitoring & reporting

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Telemetry Services

Features and Benefits

CES | SecureNet is a scalable, flexible, integrated voice and data communication solution. By creating an encrypted Internet connection to transmit all data, CES | SecureNet allows for secure point-to-point VoIP communications and provides a low-cost alternative to MPLS and other private networks—without sacrificing quality, speed, or security.
Get the CES advantage with real-time voltage monitoring, real-time or day-ahead locational marginal pricing information, and dispatch instructions with wholesale market operations (ISO/RTOs).

CES | SecureNet also feeds information into CES’s 24 hour operations centers and dispatch systems as well as the CES | GOLD data management system.

CES | SecureNet makes use of bidirectional telemetry to provide usage data and other information, including: kilowatts and kilowatt hours, vars, breaker and alarm status, dispatch signals, frequency and voltage regulation, synchronous reserves.

More than 60 installations and growing.
Available for MISO, PJM, ERCOT, CAISO, ISO-NE, NYISO, and SPP.

Why CES?

  • Data security and performance
  • Integrated hardware and software solutions
  • Easy and quick installations and maintenance

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Forward and Ancillary Service Market Services

HOSTED SOFTWARE AND SERVICE SOLUTIONS

Features and Benefits

Operating reserve savings: Reduce operating reserve costs by monitoring output vs. dispatch instructions and real-time management of unit parameters.

Fuel management: CES offers management of daily gas purchases and pipeline capacity and handles selling of excess fuel.

Hedging strategy development and execution: Our market experts analyze and evaluate bilateral contracts to minimize risk and maximize project revenue, as well as providing day-to-day management of executed hedges.

Spin and regulation market optimization: CES offers Ancillary Services Market Optimization and Dispatch and will assist you in developing strategies for Synchronized Reserve, Regulation, and Non-Synchronized Reserve. Implement strategy with hourly offers and automated dispatch based on clearing results, .

Serving over 95 generation assets and 5,900 MWs in PJM, MISO, SPP, ERCOT, NYISO, NEPOOL, CAISO, and IESO.

Why CES?

  • Develop long and short-term hedging strategies to support risk protocols
  • Develop and execute day-ahead, real-time, and reserve offering strategies
  • Develop and execute Ancillary Service market offering strategies
  • Unique asset communications via CES | SecureNet for synchronous reserve-market optimization

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Settlement Services and Reporting

Features and Benefits

CES offers full settlement analysis of your ISO/RTO statements and invoices, using both market and internal data to pinpoint areas where you might be leaving money on the table. We’ll also provide you with potential disputes and business actions that can reduce your costs and increase revenues.

Settlement service provides the following: preliminary billing statements, verification of ISO statements, issue resolution if statements or invoices are incorrect, feedback on generation offer and participation strategy, and additional reports and information.
Data is provided via CES | GOLD, our hosted solution that offers easy-to-use access to your company’s entire market interaction history, including market reporting, load forecasting, client-specific reports, and more. View trends, access tabular data, export reports, and drill down into the specifics for a detailed picture of your daily operations.

More than 5,900 MWs of generation and 1,600 MWs of demand response actively supported.

Why CES?

  • All your generation and market data available on-line
  • Settlement validation and reporting
  • Bilateral hedges and ISO physical power
  • Dispute analysis and management
  • Settlements feedback to improve future operations

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Market Intelligence Reporting

CES | MarketIQ keeps you ahead of the game on ISO rules changes, freeing you from the labor-intensive process of attending multiple meetings and analyzing ISO trends and activities. CES | MarketIQ provides you the tools you need to compete in a dynamic environment, ensuring you have the most up-to-date ISO data and analysis to avoid errors in generation planning, basis risk management or compliance due to regulatory changes.

Features and Benefits

Comprehensive market coverage, including: CAISO, MISO, SPP, ISO-NE, NYISO, ERCOT, PJM, Mexico, and IESO (Ontario).

CES | MarketIQ services tailored to client needs including succinct, informative reports. Schedule a one-on-one call to review stakeholder activity for timely analysis and discussion.
Get access to subject-matter experts on all covered topics including: resource adequacy, capacity, demand response, financial transmission rights, intermittent resources, system planning, ancillary services, and settlements.

Why CES?

  • CES | MarketIQ provides emailed reporting and analysis of nearly all ISO rules, initiatives, and stakeholder meetings
  • Hosted portal with all reports, including historical files
  • CES’s unparalleled team of experts, many of whom have led ISO committees

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Renewable Resource Management

Maximize market opportunities associated with renewable energy generation resources with CES’s comprehensive suite of services tailored to renewable and alternative energy technologies.

Features and Benefits

CES’s experts offer market and financial analyses addressing development, investment, and operation. Financial modeling and market forecasting keep you ahead of the game. Make better decisions with our economic project modeling, technology assessment, site selection, interconnection, and feasibility analysis.

Entering the renewable energy markets? CES provides development, implementation support, and ongoing project analysis. We’ll optimize new and existing assets and market opportunities, and take care of project registration and certification.

Call on CES to handle your renewable power and attribute management, including REC sales management (identifying counterparties, negotiation, contract development), settlement, and compliance, and developing your supply portfolio, pricing analyses, and risk mitigation strategies.

Why CES?

  • Cross-technology expertise – wind, solar, LFG, biomass, CHP, storage, emerging tech, and conventional resource types
  • Experienced market experts – approximately 1 million RECs transacted annually
  • Comprehensive state, regional, and ISO knowledge

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MANAGED PORTFOLIO SERVICES

Hosted Software Solutions

RISK MANAGMENT, FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS

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CES’s industry experts provide you with a clear, precise, and actionable view of your financial positioning and energy market exposure through market-lending Risk Management and FP&A services

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Historical cash and accrual margin analysis
  • Forward cash and accrual margin forecasting
  • hedge strategy/risk management
  • Position tracking and reporting
  • Wholesale load to metered usage reconciliation
  • Revenue to cash reconciliation
  • Collateral tracking and forecasting
  • Market-to-market analysis

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WHY CES

  • Comprehensive portfolio management service offering
  • Requisite knowledge, experience, and platform to provide tools that facilitate strategic decision-making
  • Ability to combine all energy market activity into a clear financial picture
  • On demand market analysis and intelligence
  • Fundamental understanding of the inter-relationship between wholesale and retail

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