Real-time P&L / Shadow Settlement
PowerP&L is designed to deliver vital operational and financial information continuously from the day-ahead and near real-time perspective to the final ISO-settlement perspective; interface data is collected as soon as it becomes available and are calculations are updated continuously as the data quality improves.
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PowerP&L provides data in four perspectives
- Day-Ahead shadow settlement data
- Real-Time shadow settlement data ( updated every five-minutes )
- Day-After shadow settlement data
- Final Settlement/Bill Module
Data is updated as frequently as every five minutes and includes day-ahead and real-time LMP, energy and ancillary service revenues, costs and margins. Estimated Operating Reserves and Credits as well as performance measures such as lost opportunity revenues are also calculated.
This provides a powerful tool for real-time analysis and decision making as well as a tool for review of historical data. The tool also provides lost profit analysis for each hour due to various reasons such as inability to follow dispatch, outages, etc. The key goal is to understand periods where profit is not maximized, so that companies can best evaluate internal processes to capture lost margin and maximize profits.
All of the financial data analysis using known and forecast market data, internal data, and costs are rolled up along with the shadow Profit and Loss and presented real-time. Along with our core metrics, the system is designed to allow addition of client specific metrics that are critical to each unit or fleet.
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Shadow Settlement in trading helps verify the official clearinghouse records, thereby identifying any discrepancies quickly and enhancing the accuracy of profit and loss tracking.
Real-time P&L allows for immediate identification of discrepancies in settlement prices, volumes, or trades, thereby minimizing financial risk.
Real-time P&L improves operational efficiency by enabling quicker dispute resolution and providing more control over financial data.
Setting up a Real-time P&L system involves establishing an internal system that mirrors the clearinghouse’s procedures, tracking and cross-checking all transactions, settlements, and adjustments in real-time.
Real-time updating in Shadow Settlement ensures that the internal records are instantly updated with every transaction, settlement, or adjustment made by the clearinghouse, ensuring accurate and current financial tracking.