LSE & Utilities Sourcing Trading Optimization

  • Load forecasting: consumers, total & net load.
  • Intraday and DA power portfolio trading optimization.
  • Minimize total energy sourcing cost.
  • ETRM, front, middle back-office solutions.

Clients profile

  • Traders and portfolio managers of load serving entities (LSE), utilities and munis with a diverse power sourcing portfolio composed of bilateral physical PPA and callable contracts, together with the possibility of buying (respectively selling) the shortfall (respectively excess) capacity in spot markets. These can be regulated, deregulated power markets / ISO and bilateral markets.
  • LSE seeking the flexibility to use parts or our entire advanced AI trading platform as their core data management, load forecasting and trading optimization, while leveraging our microservice architecture and API services to connect in-house legacy systems and do away with manual processing and cumbersome legacy system integration.
  • Our solutions can be implemented on dedicated clouds of your choice, on our cloud platform, or on-site.

Data management

QR Data Hub is especially designed to streamline and automate the data pipeline across utility operations: centralized data platform ready to fetch, clean, insert and manage all your data, from 5 to 60 min resolution, consumer meter, SCADA, generation, weather, prices (system, nodal, LMP, real-time and DA), outages, bids & offers, schedules, trades, settlement, billing, etc. Once data fetching and migration are accomplished, you have all your data in a robust and modern data management system. You can then disseminate your data to other applications via our flexible API service.

QR AI Load & Price Forecaster

  • A range of automated advanced AI forecasting services.
  • Total & net load forecasting, load nodes, substations, consumers and smart meters.
  • Price forecasts: nodal, Locational Marginal Price (LMP), zonal or trading hub prices for world electricity markets, ISOs & RTOs.
  • The forecasts are intraday and DA at 5 to 60 minutes resolutions.
  • Intraday forecasts are refreshed every 10 mins 24/7.

Energy Sourcing Portfolio Trading Optimizer

  • This solution is for utilities that act as distributors, have no generation assets, and source their energy through a portfolio of callable financial and physical bilateral contracts and a spot market.
  • QR Trading & Sourcing Portfolio Optimizer minimizes the total energy procurement cost of a utility by dynamically adjusting for every (5 – 60 minutes) trading period, the scheduling or nomination quantities across your callable and bilateral sourcing contracts, along with the corresponding buy-sell of the imbalance in the spot market, while meeting demand, contractual and regulatory constraints.
  • The solution is automatically executed 24/7, for intraday and DA trading, as well as long-term planning.

Business Intelligence

QR Reporting offers many ready-for-use executive web dashboards enabling real-time access to your financial and operational data and key performance indicators such as load, market data, energy and other rates, P&L, and various risk and position reporting.