ELECTRICITY MARKET OPERATIONS
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 EDAMS Solar – Electricity Market Operations & Energy Planning 

EDAMS Energy Market Operations cover all requirements related to the continuous operation of the Electricity Market. An aspect of this is the comparison of production with supply and perform all required reconciliations, both energy (kWh) and monetary wise, relating to (a) market arrangements as well as (b) Supplier vs Producer contractual arrangements.

Regulations

EDAMS Energy Market Operations System allows the extensive parametrisation of Regulation settings covering: (a) Basic Purchase Prices (b) Fuel Adjustment Rates (c) Calculation of Losses (d) Fines (e) Production Load Factors (f) Efficiency Deterioration and (g) Bilateral Contracts.

Tariff Structures

Tariff Categories are user-definable, enabling changing of tariff structure as required.

Producers / Production Forecasting

Production Records Management

  • Historical Analysis of all production records are carried out to calculate Monthly Load Factors per park.

Production Forecasting

  • Production/ Purchase Cost rates are forecasted and compared. Production is forecasted monthly as per Monthly Load factors adopted.

Customers & Consumption Forecasting

Customer Records Management

  • “Customers” imply both connected and to be connected in the future customers that have signed a preliminary agreement with Supplier and whose last year’s monthly consumption records have been entered in the Billing system.

Consumption Forecasting

  • Consumption is forecasted using the Consumption rates (MWh/h) per customer connected/ to be connected and the Calendar number of hours corresponding to each Consumption rate. The forecast is finalized using Energy Balancing Optimisation.

Energy Balancing Optimisation

Energy Balancing Optimisation implies matching Consumption (including losses) with Production (including losses).

The system guides the user by always calculating an Overall deviation index [Sales/ Production (year ahead) ratio] for the next 12 months to be used as guideline in allocation.

PLANNING – Performance Forecasting

  • Monthly selling and purchasing rates are compared to indicate areas of profit and loss.
  • Detailed Monthly Reconciliation is carried out using Optimal Declaration levels.

Declaration – Declaration Level Calculation

Declaration Level

  • Production (with losses) and Sales (with losses) are forecasted for the declaration period (month) in the same manner as with Planning forecasts. The Supplier optimal overall declaration level is calculated. History of forecasted amounts is kept for comparison with actual amounts.

Declaration Allocation

  • Each Production Unit is allocated a declaration level. This is done pro-rata their forecasted production for the month.

Reconciliations

Reconciliation Matrix

  • Reconciliation Matrix per Production Unit and Overall used for producing settlement forms. Reconciliation Matrix must be approved by authorized person prior to proceeding with settlements.

Reconciliations

  • Sales Analysis: Compares Market Operator totals with Supplier Billing totals and produces report. Production Analysis: Compares Production amounts and production losses from own figures and Market Operator figures and produces report.

Settlements

The system produces:

  • Supplier vs Producers Settlement
  • Supplier vs Market Operator Settlement
  • Production Unit vs Market Operator Settlement Summary

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