Modernizing the Energy Accounting Business
How can modernized applications be beneficial in energy accounting? An OATI expert provides an experienced look at the limitations of spreadsheets and how new solutions can resolve them.
Role of Reliability for the Energy Industry
Reliability is one of the most critical concerns for the energy industry. This blog highlights the latest announcements by FERC to ensure reliability standards and outlines a few of these notable changes.
Impacts of FERC Order 1000 for Public Utility Transmission Providers
FERC Order 1000, issued in 2011, had multiple impacts on electric transmission planning and cost allocation requirements for public utility transmission providers. Get a brief overview of the impacts and how OATI can help organizations meet these requirements.
Western EIM Gross Benefits Hit Half a Billion Dollar Mark
The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) surpasses half a billion dollars in gross benefits for the first time in the third quarter of 2018. Find out the monthly savings by each region, environmental benefits, and how OATI’s powerful market solution helps participants make the most of these great benefits in our new blog.
Simplify Western EIM Complexities with a Complete Market Solution
The successful growth of the Western EIM is creating opportunities and challenges for stakeholders. See how OATI’s market solution can simplify the complexities surrounding the EIM for merchant generators and help them succeed.
Why You Should Upgrade to a Newer Energy Accounting Software
Energy accounting is a tool that you do not want to be outdated. While old systems may still work, they are not as efficient and effective for business. Find out how updating your software can save money, streamline operations, and increase productivity.
Managing Variable Generation
With the increase of Variable Energy Resources (VERs) in today’s energy market, how can utilities and energy markets utilize automation to meet those challenges?
Energy Accounting and Reporting Flexible for your Needs
Need a flexible toolkit to handle your accounting needs? Learn about the OATI’s energy accounting software with a free brochure to gain knowledge of its crucial features and see how webAccounting handles complexities in today’s energy industry.
Record-Breaking Success for Western EIM
During Q2 of 2018, the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) earned its greatest achievement in cost savings and CO2 emission reductions yet. Find out how participants in the market can capitalize on these great benefits through powerful software such as webEIM, all in OATI’s latest blog.
Xcel Energy (MN) Introducing TOU Rates to Conserve Energy and Reduce Peak Usage
Like California Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Minnesota Xcel Energy customers’ bills will reflect how and when they use energy through a time-of-use (TOU) program. OATI expert Glen Fisher offers insight on what this pilot could mean for the energy industry.
Get an Overview of Best Market Practices with Navigating Western-EIM Standard Operating Procedures e-Book
Are you considering joining the Western EIM? We know the decision can be overwhelming for utilities, but OATI’s e-Book can help! It offers an overview of operational expectations and best practices for market participants and checklists of major required functions to help you successfully comply with requirements.
Western EIM Entities Garner Huge Benefits
Historical evidence, supported by the analysis of 2017 Q4 EIM report, continues to show that participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) is highly beneficial. These benefits provide cost savings through the utilization of surplus renewable energy that displaces conventional generating resources.
OATI Presents Solutions at Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA)
The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) has served Texas and the Gulf Coast area for more than 30 years and is dedicated to improving the understanding of issues and opportunities impacting contemporary power markets. OATI will present solutions to enhance and streamline processes and operations at GCPA’s 2018 Spring Conference.
Top Content for Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)
The success of the Western EIM has continued to attract entities across the Western Interconnection extending south to Mexico and north into Canada. For many Balancing Authorities (BAs), the learning curve is very stiff. That is why OATI has curated its top content to make this search for knowledge seamless.
A Bright Future for Western EIM Entities
The publication of Western EIM Q3 benefits report shows a wholesale power market that is stable, highly successful, and exceedingly beneficial to all its stakeholders and the society at large.
Achieve Sustainable Growth with a Robust Western EIM Software
Western EIM entities and other market participants need a benefits-driven solution that is built to seamlessly respond to present and future industry challenges whether driven by the increasing adoption of renewable resources, the explosion of IoTs at the grid-edge, and/or the expansion of the EIM.
Achieving Operational Optimization in the Western EIM
Mehdi describes how to achieve operational optimization in the Western EIM by showing how OATI flagship software solution, webEIM, is helping the different market participants achieve their business objectives.
Benefits-Driven Energy Market Management Software for BAs.
Without an advanced energy market management software, a balancing authority—especially one participating in the Western Energy Imbalance Market—is likely going to fail.
Simplify Data Exchange with External Systems
External system guidelines and regulations shift, entities are burdened with sending, monitoring, and updating their outage data to coordinate with external systems. Outage Management Systems simplify this process to facilitate ease of data synchronization.
Maximizing Generation Fleet Profitability
The ability to run a profitable power generation business means much more than maximizing capacity output from a generation fleet. It demands best-in-class generation planning and a bid-to-bill enterprise software solution to minimize generation costs and maximize profits.
Meeting the Obligation to Serve in Era of Rising Temperatures
As utilities prepare for summer, and the subsequent rising temperature, it is important that both bulk power and distribution system operators have the advanced technologies that give them the ability to forecast, perform advanced demand response management, and more, to make sure they can meet their service obligations to customers.
Transmission Management in an Evolving Electricity Ecosystem
Whether it is managing congestion, taking advantage of competitive power prices, or navigating scheduling power around outages or unusable lines, it is increasingly apparent that a changing transmission landscape demands sophisticated management and pricing tools.
Master Compliance RSAW Reporting in Six Simple Steps
Mastering compliance tracking is no easy feat. To help, NERC has developed a series of Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAW) to manage and track the process. Here are six key steps to help you master compliance tracking using the RSAWs.
Top 4 Outage Management System Headaches and How to Solve Them
Outage coordinators need the support of a sophisticated Outage Management System to ensure that lines of communication stay open and that any potential risks don’t go unnoticed. Today we’re sharing the four major system headaches almost every outage coordinator faces, along with some practical solutions.
Western EIM Delivers Major Benefits
As we head in to 2017, and start to see 2016 year-end reporting from major industry entities, it is clear to see that the western Energy Imbalance Market is delivering major benefits to its participants.
Tips and Tricks for GADS Data Reporting
As you work towards completing data submittals, here are some tips and tricks to help you streamline the process:
Key Components of California Greenhouse Gas Regulations
Greenhouse Gas compliance is integral to the energy business in California, but for many aspiring EIM Market Participants navigating these regulations can seem daunting. To get you started, here are some of the key components of these regulations.
Navigating Western-EIM Standard Operating Procedures
Those looking to participate in the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) must master its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to navigate the market successfully. Here’s why:
Top 5 Things to Consider When Evaluating an Outage Management System
Looking to upgrade your Outage Management System? Here are the top five things utilities should consider when evaluating an OMS.