MCG Energy

Control Area Scheduling System (CAS)

A fully featured interchange and transmission scheduling system integrating MCG Tagging and OASIS interfaces to automatically create, categorize, and track interchange and transmission schedules for reliability entities.

Transmission Reliability Management Software (CAS)

MCG Control Area Scheduling (CAS)

Provides multiple levels of checkouts (preschedule, post hour, midnight, after the fact, etc.) for schedules and actuals, calculates and tracks inadvertent, and matches schedules against limits for tag validation and curtailment management. CAS handles multiple wheeling tags, detect skip scheduling, validate tag physical paths, account for horizontal and vertical transmission stacking, and track ramping information for end of hour and mid hour ramp changes. The system also makes use of various types of application interfaces such as EIDE to send and receive schedules and actuals between internal systems.

MCG’s CAS for the EIM module performs a number of critical functions for the California ISO’s Energy Imbalance Market implementation for the BA, and together with our Energy Accounting and TransBill systems, provides a comprehensive solution for scheduling, operating, settling, and billing in the EIM market.

MCG Energy’s Hosted Data Services (HDS) product merges data from CAS and other MCG software products into one hosted platform for reporting and data warehousing.

MCG Energy’s Control Area Scheduling (CAS)
Key Features and Benefits

Creates schedules

automatically with a fully configurable rules engine to determine interface and path assignment

Allows checkouts

at multiple time periods (Pre-schedule, Pre-hour, Post-hour, ATF, etc) and at multiple rollup levels

Produces alarms

both visually or audibly for any user, subscribed for a variety of events related to tags, schedules, limits, and transfers

EIDE, web services

and other communication methods including HTTP and SFTP are supported