Many of the most important settlement charge codes in the CAISO model depend directly on dispatch and unit commitment instructions scheduling coordinators receive from CAISO.
In particular, recovery of unit startup and minimum load costs depends on the interplay between energy schedules, ancillary services and unit commitment instructions. These are captured in the Expected Energy quantities and the Unit Commitment flags published by the CAISO. The Dispatch and Energy Validation Module calculates all EE quantities, types and unit commitment flags. It compares shadow quantities with CAISO values, highlights discrepancies and provides rapid drill down into the supporting data.
The Dispatch and Energy Validation Module can locate discrepancies and recover revenue that shadow settlements calculations miss.