NaturEner USA Goes Live on the PCI Cloud Platform to Manage Contract Settlements for its Renewable Wind Balancing Authorities in the Northwestern U.S.
NORMAN, Okla. — NaturEner USA has deployed PCI’s secure, integrated, web-based cloud platform to manage its unique contract settlement workflows for its Balancing Authorities and operating wind projects in the Northwestern U.S.
“Our wind-only Balancing Authorities operating in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) region present a unique set-up that provides stable and robust support for our renewable energy integration activities,” said Marc DeNarie, Chief Information Officer of NaturEner USA. “PCI proved itself to be our desired agile software partner that could effectively deploy a flexible, scalable platform for not only our current business requirements but also our future needs.”
PCI Vice President Jason Hebert noted, “We are proud to have NaturEner as part of our growing list of clients that manage renewable portfolios in North America. The secure, high-availability cloud platform that NaturEner selected facilitates rapid deployment of all PCI value-added solutions.”
PCI Contract Settlements allows buyers and sellers to automate the settlement and billing process for complex bilateral contracts, such as Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) or Tolling agreements, and to perform the settlement of bilateral transactions. With a built-in powerful allocations engine, PCI’s solution can operate on a set of predefined variables that are fully configurable to fit client-specific business rules.
NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada develop and operate utility-scale renewable projects in North America. Using advanced renewable integration solutions and leveraging ownership of strategic transmission positions, we unlock and optimize renewable generation. NaturEner owns and operates three wind farms in Montana, two NERC certified Balancing Authorities (Wind Watch and Power Watch), and has Canadian based projects in development. To learn more, please visit http://www.naturener.us/.
About Power Costs, Inc. (PCI)
PCI is the leading provider of energy supply management software, superior customer support and value-added services for energy focused companies. Founded in 1992, PCI continues to refine and develop new software solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of its clients which include investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities, independent power producers as well as energy marketing and trading organizations. More than half of all the power generated in the United States is optimized using PCI software solutions and over 60% of the Fortune 500 Energy and Utility firms in the U.S. are PCI clients. PCI is a privately held company based in Norman, Oklahoma with offices in Houston, TX; Raleigh, NC and Mexico City, Mexico. To learn more, please visit www.powercosts.com.