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Cleco Power Uses PCI’s Cloud Platform to Meet Technology Needs for MISO Requirements

NORMAN, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#pciplatform--PCI is pleased to announce the successful transition of Louisiana-based utility Cleco Power (Cleco) to its industry leading cloud platform for the company’s Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market participation requirements.


The transition to the secure PCI Cloud allows Cleco to streamline and simplify its information technology landscape. The migration was accomplished successfully with zero down-time. PCI’s cloud-hosted services cover the following:

  • Industry certified security compliance
  • Managed services for software maintenance
  • High-availability for disaster recovery and business continuity
  • 24x7 system health check

“PCI has been a proven partner and a reliable software provider for our MISO market requirements. Transitioning to their leading cloud platform has proven to be key in managing costs while maintaining a highly reliable software ecosystem,” said Tal Walker, Manager of Energy Operations at Cleco.

“Cleco has been a valued client of PCI’s for over 15-years and has continued to expand the software footprint by adding various software modules. PCI is proud to have Cleco as our long-term client and appreciates the trust it has placed in PCI,” said Jason Hebert, Vice President at PCI.

PCI is the leading software provider of market operating and analytics solutions for MISO market participants. PCI clients in the MISO market represent more than 75 percent of power generation capacity and rely on PCI for their mission critical operations.

The PCI platform for MISO participants comes out-of-the-box with all the required data interfaces, embedded analytics, business process automation, and reporting capabilities that offer unparalleled “end-to-end” support for various business functions including Energy Trading & Risk Management. It allows clients to streamline operations through both forward-looking optimization strategies and post-analysis.

About Cleco

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns 10 generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,360 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 MWs, with contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility. For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com.

About Power Costs, Inc. (PCI)

PCI is the leading, worldwide provider of enterprise software, superior customer support, and value-added services to energy market participants (and non-participants). Clients that leverage the PCI Platform include utilities (investor-owned, public power and cooperative), federal power marketers, independent power producers and energy marketers and traders. More than half of all the power generated in North America is optimized using the PCI Platform and more than 60% of Fortune 500 Utilities in the U.S. are PCI clients. The firm is privately held and based in Norman (OK) with offices in Houston (TX), Raleigh (NC) and Mexico City. To learn more, please visit PCI’s website.


Contacts

Media Contact: Stuart Wright
Power Costs, Inc. (PCI)
swright@powercosts.com
303-917-3565