SoftSmiths adds Outage Scheduler to SoftSmiths Market-ERCOT
Houston, TX. – May 22, 2008 –
SoftSmiths, Inc., a leading energy software solutions
and services company, today announced the addition of a
standalone interface to its SoftSmiths Market-ERCOT
suite, enabling Market Participants to connect to
ERCOT’s Outage Scheduler to enter, modify, receive and
SoftSmiths Markets is a suite of modular
applications that delivers the functionality for
bidding, Scheduling and Settlement activities, and now
includes the Outage Scheduler interface.
SoftSmiths Market - Scheduling: to
submit plans, offer generation, schedule energy.
Softsmiths Market– Settlement: to
perform Shadow Settlement, settlement verification and
reconciliation, dispute management and analysis.
SoftSmiths Market - LMP: allows market
participants to collect and monitor LMP values published
by regional market operators, displays these values in
graphical and tabular formats, and provides tools to
analyze LMP data. By retaining historical LMP data in a
local repository, SoftSmiths Market - LMP facilitates
trend analysis, and provides a detailed history of
changes to LMP values during the day-ahead, real-time,
and settlement phases.
SoftSmiths Market applications increase
the effectiveness of ERCOT Market Participants’
operations by decreasing the time required to submit
information to ERCOT and resolve billing charges with
The Outage Scheduler interface supports
the critical business process of scheduling planned
generation, load resource, and forced outages that
impact grid reliability and capacity. SoftSmiths
successfully participated in ERCOT’s Outage Scheduler
connectivity and submission testing to verify a Market
Participant’s ability to receive and send outage
requests and receive outage status changes.
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.
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