ISO Settlements Summit

November 14-15, 2016


AGENDA

Monday, November 14, 2016

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Program Overview

1:15 – 3:15 p.m. :: ISO Settlement System Re-designs

ERCOT:  Marc Ruane, Director – Settlements, Retail and Credit

ISO New England (ISO-NE): Shannon Carey, Director – Market Analysis and Settlements

Midcontinent ISO (MISO): Chris Delk, Manager of Market Services – Settlements

New York ISO (NYISO): Christopher Russell, Manager – Customer Settlements

PJM Interconnection (PJM): Ray Fernandez, Manager – Market Settlements Development

Southwest Power Pool (SPP): Don Shipley, Director – Settlements

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Settlements Related to Sub-hourly/5 Min Settlements

Moderator: Christopher Russell, Manager – Customer Settlements NYISO

Shannon Carey, Director – Market Analysis and Settlements, ISO New England (ISO-NE)

Chris Delk, Manager of Market Services – Settlements, Midcontinent ISO (MISO)

Ray Fernandez, Manager – Market Settlements Development, PJM Interconnection (PJM)


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Supporting Contract Settlements

Dustin Huff, Senior Settlements Analyst, DTE Electric Company

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: Settlements Related to Flexible and Fast Response Resources

Marc Ruane, Director – Settlements, Retail and Credit, ERCOT

Shannon Carey, Director – Market Analysis and Settlements, ISO New England (ISO-NE)

Ping Wang, Manager – Settlement, The Energy Authority

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. :: Best Practices and Challenges of ISO/RTO Shadow Settlements – Panel Discussion Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Back-Office Challenges for Market Participants in California EIM Market

Theresa Burch, EIM Program Manager, Puget Sound Energy

James Reschke, Senior Settlements Analyst, NV Energy

Khai Le, Senior Vice President, PCI

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Settlements Related to Distributed Generation and Storage

Ping Wang, Manager – Settlement, The Energy Authority

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Optimizing the Statement Validation and Disputing Process

Alishan Mansourian, Senior Manager – Energy Settlements and ISO Market Analytics

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. :: Settlement Analytics and Reports

Ryan Trushenski, Manager – RTO Settlements & Analysis, Entergy

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. :: New North American Electricity Market: Mexico

Jeff Pavlovic. Managing Director of Electric Industry Coordination – Undersecretary of Electricity, Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) invited


WORKSHOPS

Pre Conference Workshop: How to Develop a Training Program for Settlements Analysts Post Conference Workshop: Challenges and Lessons Learned for Implementing 5-min Settlement

How to Develop a Training Program for Settlements Analysts

Monday, November 14, 2016

Overview

The skill-set and disciplines that a settlements analyst must master go well beyond what many industry generalists would think.  Basic accounting knowledge is welcome and foundational, but it scarcely scratches the surface of the more analytical talents that a market participant will find compelling to inform its operational and management requirements.  This workshop includes experts from ISOs, market participants and system designers who will provide a helpful set of “best practices” that will form a blueprint for assembling a team of settlement analysts and designing a systematic training program to ensure optimum performance.

Learning Outcomes

Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 11:45 a.m. :: Workshop Timing

Topics Covered

Instructors

  Henry Chu, Senior Analyst – RTO Settlements & Analysis, Entergy Henry Chu has over 20 years of experience in the Utility/Energy industry.  He started his career at Bank of Montreal Data Center in computer operation. After 7 years, he joined BC Hydro’s Network Computing Services. During that time, he transitioned into the BC Hydro’s subsidiary POWEREX where he performed various positions regarding wholesale electricity market.  After 10 years, Mr. Chu took an opportunity with MISO where he worked in Market Settlements and Market Quality where provided various Market Settlements training to Market Participants.  In addition, he served as the Client Advisor during the Southern Integration into MISO by addressing ISO Markets issues. In 2014, He joined Entergy in RTO Settlements & Analysis Team Entergy where he provided several MISO Settlements and Market training.  Mr. Chu has a Bachelors of Business Administration concentrating in Accounting and Management Information System from Simon Fraser University, Canada and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Gina Crann, Manager – Market Training, NYISO Gina Elizabeth Craan is the Market Training Manager for the NYISO. She and her team are responsible for educating energy industry stakeholders and policy makers on the processes and functions of the New York Energy Markets. She brings 15 years of wholesale energy industry experience, and 10 years of professional training instruction to NYISO’s market training team. Christopher Russell, Manager – Customer Settlements, NYISO Chris Russell is the Manager of Customer Settlements for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).  As such, he is responsible for the timely and accurate settlement of all market participant transactions.  Additionally, he administers the billing and meter data challenge process and has participated in numerous dispute resolution proceedings at the NYISO as well as at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Mr. Russell joined the NYISO in 2007 as Supervisor of Market Accounting and was promoted to Manager in July 2009. Before joining the NYISO, he worked as a Fund Controller for a Venture Capital fund, as a Senior Manager for Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and as a Supervisor at Brown Brothers Harriman. Mr. Russell also served as an Officer in the United States Army.  He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administrations from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.  He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Challenges and Lessons Learned for Implementing 5-min Settlement

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Overview

A very big change to the settlement environment in a market participant’s back office department is the forthcoming requirement to settle its “real-time” energy market transactions in 5 minute increments, rather than the more customary one hour (and in some cases 15 minute) increments that have prevailed to date.  This workshop will provide an in-depth orientation on what the operational changes and how they can be managed for the least disruptive transition to this accelerated and more complex process.

Learning Outcomes

Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Why Implement 5-min Settlement?
Impacts of 5-min Settlement on Bid-to-Bill Workflow
IT Infrastructure to Handle 5-min Settlement

Course Review & Round-Table Discussion

Instructors

Khai Le, Sr. Vice President, PCI:    Over the past 40 years, Khai Le has conducted over 700 seminars on market-based operations, bidding strategies, portfolio optimization, and shadow settlement for utilities and ISOs worldwide. He is currently working with market participants in MISO, SPP, PJM, ISO-NE, CAISO, and ERCOT to deploy the PCI Generation Supply Management System (PCI GenManager, PCI GenTrader and PCI GenPortal) to automate their bid-to-bill workflow.    Mr. Le has authored over 100 technical papers on unit commitment, hydro-thermal coordination, emission dispatch, optimization of ancillary services, post analysis, and short-term planning.  Five of his papers received prize awards.  He received his BS from Harvey Mudd College and his MS from Carnegie Mellon University.  Mr. Le is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. Tony Delacluyse, Senior Director, PCI:   Tony Delacluyse has over 29 years of experience that includes power plant operations, origination, pricing, deregulated retail, settlements, RTO operations.  After joining PCI in 2005, he managed the PCI team to develop back-office software for MISO, SPP, ERCOT, CAISO and PJM markets.  Mr. Delacluyse participates in RTO market meetings, monitors the industry and FERC for market impacts and works with markets participants on planning, software, and strategy. He received both his BA and MBA from St Ambrose University. Justin Shearer, Manager, PCI: Justin Shearer actively manages all phases of CAISO product development including analysis, design, development, testing, support and training. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Ken Lukowski, Senior Manager, PCI:  Ken Lukowski manages the deployment of the PCI GSMS suite for market participants in the US.   He has over 10 years of settlements experience.  He chaired the MISO Market Settlements Working group.  Mr. Lukowski received his BS in Accountancy & Finance from Southern Illinois University and his MBA from Lindenwood University.

SPEAKERS

Theresa Burch, EIM Program Manager, Puget Sound Energy

Shannon Carey, Director – Market Analysis and Settlements, ISO New England (ISO-NE)

Chris Delk, Manager of Market Services – Settlements, Midcontinent ISO (MISO)

Ray Fernandez, Manager – Market Settlements Development, PJM Interconnection (PJM)

Dustin Huff, Settlements Supervisor, DTE Electric Company

Khai Le, Senior Vice President, PCI

Alishan Mansourian, Senior Manager – Energy Settlements and ISO Market Analytics

Jeff Pavlovic. Managing Director of Electric Industry Coordination – Undersecretary of Electricity, Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) invited

James Reschke, Senior Settlements Analyst, NV Energy

Marc Ruane, Director – Settlements, Retail and Credit, ERCOT

Christopher Russell, Manager – Customer Settlements, NYISO Don Shipley, Director – Settlements, Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Ryan Trushenski, Manager – RTO Settlements & Analysis, Entergy

Ping Wang, Manager – Settlement, The Energy Authority


LOCATION

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel 163 E. Walton Place Chicago, IL 60611 [show_map]

To reserve your room, please call 1-312-751-8100 Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:
The room rate is $199.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of November 13 - 15, 2016.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to October 24, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
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