Clean Energy Provided to Iowa Customers through Midcontinent Independent
Transmission System Operator
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. today announced the completion of an integration project with Consulting
Engineers Group (CEG) and RPM
Access (RPMA) that increases the availability of electricity from
wind power for Iowa customers. The heart of the company’s integration
solution, LiveData RTI Server provides the key digital linkage between
the wind generation plants and the energy services markets run by the
Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO).
LiveData Real-Time Integration (RTI) Server captures, transforms, and
delivers real-time data streams across diverse systems and protocols,
facilitating the process of bidding and transmission of electric power
reserves between generation plants and regional distribution utilities.
With LiveData’s technology%2F&esheet=50733152&newsitemid=20131021006225&lan=en-US&anchor=RTI+Server&index=4&md5=459b1c7be7b798611c287a3b6159375b" rel="nofollow">RTI
Server integration platform, three recently-completed RPMA wind
farms in Iowa’s Delaware, Fayette and Greene counties provide power to
the Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO).
An independent developer, owner, and operator of wind projects, RPMA
developed the wind farms with design and engineering support from CEG.
In addition to providing integration technology, LiveData worked closely
with CEG to enable RPMA to comply with MISO’s energy market requirements.
MISO is one of several ISOs that are establishing markets
for operating reserves, or ancillary services, as part of their
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission charter. Ancillary services
comprise reserve generation used to maintain the stability of the
electric power supply when a primary generator or transmission line has
an outage, caused by a sudden load, storm, or other event. ISOs detect
these conditions immediately and send dispatch signals, using the
Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP), to ancillary
generators. The ancillary markets enable power generation utilities to
bid their reserves to dynamically satisfy this demand.