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SoftSmiths Successfully Deploys California ISO ADS Interface

Houston, TX. – March 11, 2009 – SoftSmiths, Inc., a leading energy software solutions and services company, today reported the successful deployment of an automated interface to the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) Automated Dispatch System (ADS) to process award instructions and enable Real-Time schedulers to enter and submit their acknowledgements. The ADS interface is an add-on functionality for customers of SoftSmiths' integrated CAISO market participant solution - SoftSmiths Power and SoftSmiths Market-CAISO - that have hourly pre-dispatched resources. 

The ADS is an application developed by CAISO to communicate real-time dispatch instructions to Market Participants. SoftSmiths Market-CAISO connects to the CAISO ADS server and downloads instructions as they are published. When those instructions are awards, SoftSmiths Power will update the real time operational profile for the generation resource. In addition, a sale to CAISO will be created to record the award of energy sale to the Market Participant. When instructions are pre-dispatch alerts, SoftSmiths Power will display an acknowledgement dialog for Real-Time schedulers to acknowledge that alert by either approving or denying it.

“SoftSmiths Power/SoftSmiths Market-CAISO provides asset-centric market participant in the California ISO a seamlessly integrated solution that is unrivalled in breadth and depth”, said Hugo Stappers, Director of Sales & Marketing at SoftSmiths, Inc. “With little time to respond when ADS dispatches come in, adding the ADS interface as part of SoftSmiths’ single integrated system, improves the analysis and response ability of Real-Time trader/schedulers and thereby reduces the risk of adverse financial impact”.

About SoftSmiths

SoftSmiths, Inc. delivers critical electronic energy trading and operations solutions and services that enable energy industry participants to enhance profitability and reliability in the competitive marketplace. SoftSmiths' proven solutions and in-depth knowledge of the industry's business practices allow its customers to automate manual processes, eliminate redundancies, and increase business visibility across the enterprise to allow faster decision making and more informed decisions, thereby improving profitability, operational efficiencies and cash flow. The company has been successfully delivering e-business solutions to energy service companies since 1997.

SoftSmiths is a registered trademark of SoftSmiths, Inc. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information:

Softsmiths Inc.
Hugo Stappers
Phone:    713.626.9184
Fax:          713.626.0186


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