OATI to Sponsor and Present at 2014 EUCI Conference

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) to provide expertise at the EUCI-hosted Fast Ramp and Intra-hour Market Incentives Conference.

Minneapolis, MN: January 08, 2014 — OATI is excited to participate in the upcoming EUCI-hosted conference, which will examine what California and other markets are doing in order to define, incentivize, and acquire services and products that allow faster and more flexible ramping capacity to serve a grid with accelerating penetrations of wind, solar, and other variable energy generation resources.

The EUCI Conference: Fast Ramp and Intra-hour Market Incentives Supporting High Penetration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources takes place January 29-30, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Farrokh Rahimi, Vice President of Market Design and Consulting at OATI, will analyze the challenges of power system operations with increased levels of variable generation, discuss the role of Demand Response (DR) in expanding the pool of resources for provision of conventional ancillary services and flexibility reserves, and explore the impacts of FERC Orders 764 and 784 on the industry.

“Demand response, if properly structured and deployed, can provide conventional and new types of reserves and imbalance energy to mitigate impacts of variable generation,” said Dr. Rahimi. “OATI will detail our solutions to address the emerging  power system operational challenges in the face of increased variable generation, including tools for end-to-end integration of distribution and demand-side resources with bulk power system operations.”

As a sponsor, OATI is extending a special 15% discount off the original registration price to those who would like to attend. To receive the OATI discount code needed when registering, please contact

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,300 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines.

OATI ( is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact