March 13, 2018

NaturEner USA Goes Live on the PCI Cloud Platform to Manage Contract Settlements for its Renewable Wind Balancing Authorities in the Northwestern U.S.

NORMAN, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NaturEner USA has deployed PCI’s secure, integrated, web-based cloud
platform to manage its unique contract settlement workflows for its
Balancing Authorities and operating wind projects in the Northwestern

“Our wind-only Balancing Authorities operating in the Western
Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) region present a unique set-up
that provides stable and robust support for our renewable energy
integration activities,” said Marc DeNarie, Chief Information Officer of
NaturEner USA. “PCI proved itself to be our desired agile software
partner that could effectively deploy a flexible, scalable platform for
not only our current business requirements but also our future needs.”

PCI Vice President Jason Hebert noted, “We are proud to have NaturEner
as part of our growing list of clients that manage renewable portfolios
in North America. The secure, high-availability cloud platform that
NaturEner selected facilitates rapid deployment of all PCI value-added

PCI Contract Settlements allows buyers and sellers to automate the
settlement and billing process for complex bilateral contracts, such as
Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) or Tolling agreements, and to perform
the settlement of bilateral transactions. With a built-in powerful
allocations engine, PCI’s solution can operate on a set of predefined
variables that are fully configurable to fit client-specific business

About NaturEner

NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada develop and operate utility-scale
renewable projects in North America. Using advanced renewable
integration solutions and leveraging ownership of strategic transmission
positions, we unlock and optimize renewable generation. NaturEner owns
and operates three wind farms in Montana, two NERC certified Balancing
Authorities (Wind Watch and Power Watch), and has Canadian based
projects in development. To learn more, please visit

About Power Costs, Inc. (PCI)

PCI is the leading provider of energy supply management software,
superior customer support and value-added services for energy focused
companies. Founded in 1992, PCI continues to refine and develop new
software solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of its clients
which include investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities,
independent power producers as well as energy marketing and trading
organizations. More than half of all the power generated in the United
States is optimized using PCI software solutions and over 60% of the
Fortune 500 Energy and Utility firms in the U.S. are PCI clients. PCI is
a privately held company based in Norman, Oklahoma with offices in
Houston, TX; Raleigh, NC and Mexico City, Mexico. To learn more, please

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