Utilities & Munis

Clients profile

These solutions are tailored for utilities and munis, whether integrated with generation, or regulated as distributors, and whether operating within ISOs or bilateral markets. We offer a range of cost effective solutions that can be easily integrated with existing ETRM and financial systems. You can also adopt our platform as your core trading and data analytics platform and leverage our microservice architecture and API services to connect in-house systems while eliminating manual processing and cumbersome legacy system integrations. We offer a range of delivery options: dedicated cloud of your choice, 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.

AI Forecasting

QR AI Forecaster offers a range of preconfigured automated advanced AI forecasting models for consumer load (per category, region etc.), total demand, as well as RTO / ISO and bilateral markets demand and prices (nodal, system and LMP), for intraday, 7 DA and long-term forecasts across a range of resolutions from 5-60 minutes .

Energy Sourcing Portfolio Trading Optimization

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, by up to 40%, the total energy procurement cost of a utility by dynamically adjusting for every (5 – 60 minutes) trading period, the calling or nomination quantities across your 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.

Generation Portfolio Trading & Bidding Optimization

This solution is for integrated utilities with generation assets, wishing to optimize the bidding of these assets in their ISO, while fulfilling demand, contractual, ancillary and regulatory obligations, under various operational constraints.
QR Trading & Bidding Optimizer computes optimal bids that maximize a portfolio of plants’ gross margin or P&L, across all forward (5-60 minutes) trading periods of the day, while fulfilling the energy requirements of the utility via generation versus buy-sell in the spot market or some bilateral contracts, and bidding the excess capacity as merchant. The solution is automatically executed 24/7, for intraday and DA trading.

Generation Portfolio Trading & Optimization

This solution is for integrated utilities with generation assets outside an ISO, perhaps in bilateral markets, and wishing to optimize the generation of these assets while fulfilling demand, contractual and regulatory obligations, and all operational constraints.
QR Trading & Generation Optimizer maximizes profit by dynamically adjusting for every (5-60 minutes) trading period, generation across a portfolio of generation assets versus buy-sell in bilateral spot markets, while taking into account availability, constraints and bilateral contractual obligations, in day-ahead and real-time intraday (5-60 mins) markets as well as long term planning.

ETRM: Trading, Risk, Back-Office, Settlement and Billing

QR ETRM is a light, cost-effective, robust ETRM, offering flexible and scalable microservices managing:
  • Trading: easy and intuitive transaction management for complex fuel, gas and electricity transactions. Automated scheduling to suppliers and ISOs. Regulatory reporting and tagging.
  • Risk computation: positions, market risk (MTM, VaR), and counterparty exposure.
  • Back office: data management, intuitive valuation rule management for a full range of complex wholesale, captive and retail energy transactions. Settlement, rates, and billing data computation.
  • Flexible API based integration with your in-house ERP, billing and accounting systems.

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.

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