Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
PCI Product Training
Monday, April 16
In Focus Conference
Tuesday, April 17 – Thursday, April 19
Join us in sunny Newport Beach to discover all the latest software solutions from PCI. Hear presentations from fellow customers and PCI experts as well as senior ISO/RTO representatives.
The In Focus Conference allows PCI’s valued customers the opportunity to come together and share experiences, insights and know-how on transformational events and trends shaping markets as well as the systems required to participate successfully in them. Insightful, timely presentations from PCI experts, clients and ISO representatives deliver a wealth of valuable information. Among the topics showcased in Newport Beach will be:
All PCI In Focus 2018 sessions, presentations and their corresponding times are subject to change. PCI will notify any affected attendees of modifications to the agenda.
There will be 30-minute breaks starting at 10am and 3pm
This class will present an overview of PCI’s GenTrader optimization platform along with concepts, techniques and applications.
This course will cover the capabilities of the PCI ETRM suite to:
This course will discuss how the PCI’s EIM Suite can be used to support the complete Bid-to-Bill workflow for both Merchant and BA groups in CAISO EIM. Included will be deep dives on:
PCI experts will explain how to utilize our Energy Accounting solution to import and validate meter data for resources, tie lines and loads. They will also cover the need for maintaining 5-minute meter data for generating resources to support FERC Order 825.
Front-Office Business Users:
This course provides hands-on training on how to use PCI Front Office tools including:
This course provides training on best practices for support of PCI GenManager. It will make use of existing functionality with a focus on simplifying workflows and maintenance. The main topics covered will be:
Hands-on training for System Administrators will cover configuring both security for PCI’s GSMS as well as high availability installs (HA).
This course provides training on how to use the PCI Transmission Billing System to manage the workflow for tariff based Transmission, as well as Grandfathered and Wholesale contracts. Exercises will get users familiar with the billing process for:
This course will provide training on how use tasks to extend PCI software functionalities. Hands-on exercises will educate users on extracting data and creating custom reports using Data Sets, Excel Plug-in and PCI’s reporting database.
Many market participants in Mountain West are now preparing to enter the SPP Integrated Marketplace. Key lessons-learned will be summarized. PCI will describe a typical “Day-in-the-Life” of SPP participants and use the PCI platform to walk-through the major workflows including:
This course provides training for market participants in the new Mexican Electricity Market (MEM). The class will cover key workflows for generation and qualified suppliers, including:
Note: The course will be conducted in Spanish.
Curso de capacitación práctica:
Este curso se enfocará en el uso de las herramientas de PCI en el mercado mayorista de México, y está diseñado tanto para generadores como para suministradores. Los siguientes procesos de negocio serán cubiertos en la capacitación:
Este curso se impartirá en idioma español.
This course covers how to use PCI’s Back-Office platform to:
Learn how to use PCI GenTrader to:
Offsite Dining for Training Attendees and PCI Colleagues
Fred Lee – PCI Chief Executive Officer
New PCI Initiatives & Road Map
Jason Hebert & Javier Martin (PCI)
Using PCI Platform to Manage Bid-to-Bill, Outage Management, Portfolio Optimization and Deal Management Workflows in RTO Markets
Using PCI Platform to Manage Merchant & BA Workflows in the CAISO EIM Market
Experience with Using PCI Platform to Optimize Market Operations
Leaders from the following ISOs will discuss the latest market changes and developments.
Khai Le – PCI Moderator
KCP&L Experience Achieving High Availability by Upgrading PCI Suite
David Compton and Barron Oshima, KCPL
Installer and High Availability Best Practices and Troubleshooting
PCI’s Engineering Team will discuss tips for IT Administrators regarding GSMS upgrades and patches.
Using PCI GenTrader to Optimize Generating Assets in RTO Markets
Using PCI GenTrader to Optimize Cascaded Hydro Operations
Using PCI GenTrader® to Simulate Operations of Generating Assets in RT Markets
Benefits of Using of PCI Energy Accounting System to Validate Meter Data
Using PCI Energy Accounting to Manage Meter Data for Multiple Balancing Authorities
Using PCI Energy Accounting to Validate Meter Data and Tie-Line Schedules for Electric Cooperatives
Installer and High Availability New Features
PCI’s Engineering Team will discuss current and upcoming installer features.
GSMS Best Practices for Maintaining PCI Systems
PCI’s Engineering Team will discuss best practices for hardware, configuration, and upgrade workflows.
PCI’s Engineering Team will discuss current and upcoming security features for IT Administrators.
Implementing 5-Minute Settlement in the MISO Market
Using PCI Transmission Billing Software to Generate Invoices for Transmission Customers in the Energy Imbalance Market
Using PCI Contract Settlements to Manage Invoices for Power Purchase and Tolling Agreements
Using PCI P&L Analyzer to Provide Feedback to Front Office and Plant Personnel in SPP Market
Experience with PCI Back Office to Validate MISO Settlement
Benefits and Lessons Learned from Deploying PCI Energy Accounting to Validate Meter Data
Implementation and Use of PCI Market Systems Software in SPP Market
Lessons Learned from CAISO EIM Go-Live
Improving Operations in PJM Market
Benefits of Using PCI P&L Analyzer to Improve Operations in SPP
Implementation and Use of PCI Tools for Asset Operations and Post Analysis
Experience Using PCI Asset Operations to Improve Plant Operations in CAISO EIM
Experience Using PCI Asset Operations to Manage Plant Operations in the SPP Market
Running PCI Post Analysis to Monitor KPIs
Delivering Change Through the PCI Development Pipeline Into Client Production
PCI’s Engineering Team will provide insights to current and future development processes.
PCI Release Processes and Versioning
PCI’s Engineering Team will show recent and future changes for publishing releases, patches, and hot patches.
Experience with Using PCI Back Office to Validate MISO Settlement and Perform Month-End Closing
Deploying PCI P&L Analyzer to Provide Market & Settlement Feedback
Using PCI Contract Settlement to Manage Settlement for Tolling Agreements
Deploying PCI Gas Management
Understanding GSMS Logs and Performance Monitoring Utilities
PCI’s Engineering Team will discuss info available in various logs, tools for viewing information, and tips for interpreting common patterns.
Join us for drinks and snacks while PCI experts walk you through all our software applications at individual demo stations. See PCI solutions for:
PCI conference round tables afford our users the opportunity to give valuable product feedback and enhancement requests, review recently implemented product features and hear the road map for future development. Round tables in this time slot include:
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