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Systems and methods for electric power messaging and settlements including advanced energy settlements, messaging, and applications for electric power supply, load, and/or curtailment and data analytics associated with the same. Systems and methods for providing data analytics and customer or consumer guidance and controls are provided, and coupled with graphic user interfaces for interactive control and command of grid elements, design, specification, construction, management and financial settlement for data centers and/or microgrids, business and residential power consumption, control, management, messaging and settlements, mobile applications, websites, marketing offers, optimal pricing for comparable energy plans, retail electric provider and direct consumer alternatives, network of power architecture, EnergyNet applications, software development kit, and application web- based storefronts.

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1. A method for advanced energy settlements in an electric power grid, comprising: providing an advanced energy settlement platform comprising at least one server computer operable for communication over a network with a multiplicity of distributed computing devices; the advanced energy settlement platform aggregating consumption data from energy customers and aggregating revenue grade metrology data from distributed generators into settlement blocks; aggregating and settling distributed energy charges with the distributed generators for the energy customers during a billing period through a clearing house; and aggregating and settling fixed energy charges with the energy retailer or retail energy provider for the energy customers during the billing period.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the step of aggregating and settling distributed energy charges is initiated via a graphical user interface (GUI) by any of the energy customers or the distributed generators.

4. The method of claim 1, further comprising the advanced energy settlement platform underpinning a settlement process for the billing period based on the settlement blocks.

5. The method of claim 4, further comprising the advanced energy settlement platform mapping the settlement blocks to corresponding energy power purchase agreements.

7. The method of claim 1, further comprising automatically collecting payments from the energy customers.

8. The method of claim 1, further comprising generating a cost for each of the settlement blocks based upon a Time of Use (TOU), a demand, taxes, access fees, and/or the distributed energy charges.

9. The method of claim 1, further comprising integrating the advanced energy settlement platform with an energy market exchange, wherein the energy market exchange provides prices on distributed generation.

10. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing a real-time energy purchasing solution matching the energy customers real energy consumption against energy currently available with an energy market exchange.

11. The method of claim 1, further comprising storing and organizing packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management, and enterprise integration.

12. The method of claim 1, further comprising managing and/or distributing and/or allocating a customer payment for the billing period among multiple distributed generators and the energy customers existing energy retailer.

13. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing intelligent analytics for the distributed generators by capturing and transforming market data for trending, forecasting, planning and maximizing revenue and/or investment opportunities.

14. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing intelligent analytics for the energy customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization, and/or recommendations.

15. The method of claim 1, wherein at least one of the energy customers has a generation capability, an exportable generation capability, and/or function as at least one of the distributed generators.

16. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing an interactive graphical user interface for different participants in the advanced energy settlement.

17. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing a mobile application program for the advanced energy settlement.

18. A system for advanced energy settlements in electric power grid, comprising: an advanced energy settlement platform comprising interactive graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and at least one server computer communicatively connected via a network with distributed computing devices, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to: aggregate consumption data from at least one energy customer and aggregate revenue grade metrology data from distributed generators into settlement blocks; aggregate for settlement distributed energy charges with the distributed generators for the at least one energy customer balance during a billing period through a clearinghouse; and aggregate for settlement fixed energy charges with an energy retailer or a retail energy provider for the at least one energy customer during the billing period.

19. The system of claim 18, wherein the consumption data is measured through sub metering technology in real-time or near real-time and communicated to the advanced energy settlement platform.

20. The system of claim 18, wherein the platform is communicatively coupled with at least one energy management system (EMS), and wherein interconnection points and/or geodetic attachment points determine price and order for the advanced energy settlement.

21. The system of claim 18, wherein the interactive GUIs provide for engagement with the advanced energy settlement platform for the at least one energy customer, the retail electric provider, and/or the distributed generator.

22. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform further comprises a settlement process for the billing period based on the settlement blocks;

23. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is further operable to map the settlement blocks to corresponding energy power purchase agreements; to calculate a cost or pricing of each of the settlement blocks; and to summate the at least one customer balance from the settlement blocks during the billing period.

24. The system of claim 18, wherein the cost of each settlement block includes a Time of Use (TOU), a demand, taxes, a geodetic location, an attachment point, access fees, and/or energy charges.

25. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is integrated with an existing distributed energy market exchange that provides prices on distributed generation of electric power.

26. The system of claim 25, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide a real-time energy purchasing solution matching the at least one consumers actual energy consumption against energy currently available with the existing distributed energy market exchange.

27. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to store and organize packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management, and/or enterprise integration.

28. The system of claim 18, wherein customer payment for the billing period between more than one of the distributed generators and the energy retailer is managed in a single energy bill.

29. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide intelligent analytics for electric power generators by capturing and transforming market data for trending, forecasting, planning, and/or maximizing revenue or investment opportunities.

30. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is further operable to provide intelligent analytics for customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization and/or recommendation.

31. The system of claim 18, wherein the at least one energy customer has a generation capability and an exportable generation capacity, and wherein the at least one energy customer acts as an electric power generator for compensation at a market rate for a time corresponding to its activity to supply power to the electric power grid and/or a microgrid.

32. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide at least one participant-oriented interactive GUI for participants in the advanced energy settlement, the participants selected from the group consisting of: the at least one energy customer, the energy retailer, the retail energy provider, and at least one of the distributed generators.

33. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide a mobile application program for the advanced energy settlement. AMENDED CLAIMS received by the International Bureau on 13 April 2016 (13.04.16) ARTICLE 19 AMENDMENTS - REPLACEMENT CLAIMS The invention claimed is:

1. A method for advanced energy settlements in an electric power grid, comprising: providing an advanced energy settlement platform for advanced energy settlements in the electric power grid comprising at least one server computer operable for communication over a network with a multiplicity of distributed computing devices; the advanced energy settlement platform aggregating consumption data from a multiplicity of energy customers and revenue grade metrology data from a multiplicity of distributed generators into settlement blocks; aggregating and settling charges for distributed energy with the multiplicity of distributed generators based on the settlement blocks during a billing period through a clearing house; and aggregating and settling charges for fixed energy with at least one energy retailer for each of the multiplicity of energy customers based on the settlement blocks during the billing period.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the step of aggregating and settling distributed energy charges is initiated via a graphical user interface (GUI) by any of the multiplicity of energy customers or the multiplicity of distributed generators.

4. The method of claim 1, further comprising the advanced energy settlement platform underpinning a settlement process for the billing period based on the settlement blocks.

5. The method of claim 4, further comprising the advanced energy settlement platform mapping the settlement blocks to corresponding energy power purchase agreements.

7. The method of claim 1, further comprising automatically collecting payments from the multiplicity of energy customers.

8. The method of claim 1, further comprising generating a cost for each of the settlement blocks based upon a Time of Use (TOU), a demand, taxes, access fees, and/or the distributed energy charges.

9. The method of claim 1, further comprising integrating the advanced energy settlement platform with an energy market exchange, wherein the energy market exchange provides prices on distributed generation.

10. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing a real-time energy purchasing solution matching the multiplicity of energy customers real energy consumption against energy currently available with an energy market exchange.

11. The method of claim 1, further comprising storing and organizing packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management, and enterprise integration.

12. The method of claim 1, further comprising managing and/or distributing and/or allocating a customer payment for the billing period among the multiplicity of distributed generators and the multiplicity of energy customers existing energy retailer.

13. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing intelligent analytics for the multiplicity of distributed generators by capturing and transforming market data for trending, forecasting, planning and maximizing revenue and/or investment opportunities.

14. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing intelligent analytics for the multiplicity of energy customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization, and/or recommendations.

15. The method of claim 1, wherein at least one of the multiplicity of energy customers has a generation capability, an exportable generation capability, and/or function as at least one of the multiplicity of distributed generators.

16. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing an interactive graphical user interface for different participants in the advanced energy settlement.

17. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing a mobile application program for the advanced energy settlement.

18. A system for advanced energy settlements in an electric power grid, comprising: an advanced energy settlement platform for advanced energy settlement in the electric power grid; wherein the advanced energy settlement platform comprises interactive graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and at least one server computer communicatively connected via a network with distributed computing devices; wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to: aggregate consumption data from a multiplicity of energy customers and revenue grade metrology data from a multiplicity of distributed generators into settlement blocks; aggregate and settle charges for distributed energy with the multiplicity of distributed generators based on the settlement blocks during a billing period through a clearinghouse; and aggregate and settle charges for fixed energy with the at least one energy retailer for the each of the multiplicity of energy customers based on the settlement blocks during the billing period.

19. The system of claim 18, wherein the consumption data is measured through sub metering technology in real-time or near real-time and communicated to the advanced energy settlement platform.

20. The system of claim 18, wherein the platform is communicatively coupled with at least one energy management system (EMS), and wherein interconnection points and/or geodetic attachment points determine price and order for the advanced energy settlement.

21. The system of claim 18, wherein the interactive GUIs provide for engagement with the advanced energy settlement platform for the multiplicity of energy customers, the at least one energy retailer, and the multiplicity of distributed generators.

22. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform further comprises a settlement process for the billing period based on the settlement blocks.

23. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is further operable to map the settlement blocks to corresponding energy power purchase agreements; to calculate a cost or pricing of each of the settlement blocks; and to summate a balance for each of the multiplicity of energy customers from the settlement blocks during the billing period.

24. The system of claim 18, wherein the cost of each settlement block includes a Time of Use (TOU), a demand, taxes, a geodetic location, an attachment point, access fees, and/or energy charges.

25. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is integrated with an existing distributed energy market exchange that provides prices on distributed generation of electric power.

26. The system of claim 25, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide a real-time energy purchasing solution matching an actual energy consumption from each of the multiplicity of energy customers against energy currently available with the existing distributed energy market exchange.

27. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to store and organize packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management, and/or enterprise integration.

28. The system of claim 18, wherein customer payment for the billing period between the multiplicity of distributed generators and the energy retailer is managed in a single energy bill.

29. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide intelligent analytics for electric power generators by capturing and transforming market data for trending, forecasting, planning, and/or maximizing revenue or investment opportunities.

30. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is further operable to provide intelligent analytics for customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization and/or recommendation.

31. The system of claim 18, wherein at least one of the multiplicity of energy customers has a generation capability and an exportable generation capacity, and wherein the at least one of the multiplicity of energy customers acts as an electric power generator for compensation at a market rate for a time corresponding to its activity to supply power to the electric power grid and/or a microgrid.

32. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide at least one participant-oriented interactive GUI for participants in the advanced energy settlement, the participants selected from the group consisting of: the multiplicity of energy customers, the at least one energy retailer, and the multiplicity of distributed generators.

33. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide a mobile application program for the advanced energy settlement.


Systems and methods for coordinating selective activation of at least one power storage device over a predetermined geographic area to supply a microgrid of electrical power, and automatic, selective disconnect any of the at least one power storage device from providing power supply to a microgrid or a wider area grid.

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1. A method for distributed power storage management, comprising: providing at least one power storage device connected to an electric power grid at distributed locations; providing a controller system connected to the at least one power storage device, wherein the controller system comprises at least one server computer, located centrally or distributed over a network, in network communication with a monitoring device and a controllable device associated with the at least one power storage device; the monitoring device tracking a real-time energy market price; the at least one server computer automatically generating event instructions to the controllable device when the real-time energy market price is at least at a threshold at which point the power generated is directed to be released and sold to the electric power grid; and the controllable device selectively automatically enabling electric power flow from the at least one power storage device to the electric power grid.

3. The method of claim 2, further comprising the at least one power storage device automatically generating power for use locally in the microgrid based upon at least one market-based factor including at least one of energy rates in the market, pricing changes, and power demand within the microgrid.

5. The method of claim 1, further comprising the at least one energy storage device automatically storing power from the electric power grid.

7. A system for distributed power storage management, comprising: at least one power storage device located at predetermined, distributed locations; and a controller system associated with the at least one power storage device; wherein the controller system comprises at least one server computer in network communication with a monitoring device and at least one controllable device associated with the at least one power storage device; wherein a monitoring device is in real-time communication with an energy market; wherein at least one server computer is responsive to market price fluctuation, and operable for generating event instructions to the at least one controllable device when a market price is at least at a threshold at which point the electric power generated is automatically directed by the at least one server computer to be sold to the electric power grid; wherein the at least one controllable device is associated with at least one power storage device, wherein the at least one controllable device is remotely operable for automatically enabling and disabling electric power flow from the at least one power storage device to the electric power grid.

9. The system of claim 7, further comprising a multiplicity of power generation equipment positioned at predetermined distributed locations to supply the electric power grid.

10. The system of claim 9, wherein the multiplicity of power generation equipment is selected from the group consisting of wind turbines, solar arrays, fuel cells, natural gas generators, propane generators, diesel generators, and combinations thereof.

11. The system of claim 9, wherein the at least one power storage device is operable to store energy generated by the multiplicity of power generation equipment.

12. The system of claim 7, further comprising a database for storing wholesale energy market price.

16. The system of claim 7, wherein the at least one server computer is operable to store and analyze data indicative of energy remaining in the at least one power storage device on a per power storage device basis.

18. The system of claim 7, wherein the at least one server computer is distributed over a network.

20. The system of claim 7, wherein the at least one server computer is operable for energy optimization based on microgrid resource and commercial information, user interface information, local microgrid metering information, microgrid island condition alarms, critical alarm signals from utility, commercial and resource information from the energy market and utility, and regulatory and environmental data.


Systems and methods for aggregating and integrating distributed grid element inputs are disclosed. A data platform is provided for a distribution power grid. The data platform provides a crowd-sourced gaming system for identifying grid elements and determining dynamic electric power topology. The data platform also provides an interactive interface for displaying a view of a certain area with identified grid elements. The data platform communicatively connects to the identified grid elements, collects data from the identified grid elements, and manages the distribution power grid.

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1. A system for aggregating and integrating distributed grid element inputs, comprising: a data platform for a distribution power grid in network communication with at least one user device; wherein the data platform provides a crowd-sourced gaming system for identifying grid elements and determining dynamic electric power topology for the distribution power grid; wherein the at least one user device is operable to access and display a view of a certain area; wherein the at least one user device is further operable to identify, mark, and/or tag grid elements over the view of the certain area; wherein the data platform is operable to collect data for the identified and tagged grid elements and manage the distribution power grid.

11. A method for aggregating and integrating distributed grid element inputs, comprising: communicatively connecting at least one user device to a data platform for a distribution power grid, wherein the data platform comprises a crowd-sourced gaming system for identifying grid elements and determining dynamic electric power topology map components over a view of a certain area; the at least one user device accessing and displaying a view of a certain area; the at least one user device identifying and tagging grid elements over the view of the certain area; and the data platform collecting data from the identified grid elements and managing the distribution power grid.

4. The system of claim 1, wherein the grid elements comprise distributed energy resources, loads, standby generation, power plants, transmission lines, distribution lines, and substations.

14. The method of claim 11, wherein the grid elements comprise distributed energy resources, loads, standby generation, power plants, transmission lines, distribution lines, and substations.


News Article | December 6, 2016
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PRTI will utilize Causam’s Energy Net® software platform to sell its distributed energy back to the power grid through local utilities and open regional energy markets across North America. Causam Energy announced the commercial release of its Energy Net® Distributed Energy Resource transactional platform in September, 2016. This multi-year partnership between two rapidly expanding North Carolina companies includes a combination of shared strategic goals and associated investment and vision about the future. Jason A Williams, President and CEO of PRTI said, “We are excited to partner with Causam, their CEO Joe Forbes, and the entire team. Causam are natural partners for us as we implement and expand our green energy creation thesis. From waste, to Watts to cents, the Causam-PRTI team can now truly harness and monetize waste materials, starting with car tires.” Joe Forbes, CEO of Causam Energy , said “The combination of PRTI’s distributed energy resource production of green power and the Energy Net® software suite is one of the first true implementations of transactive energy services for the new distributed electric power grid.” This announcement also confirms the personal investment in Causam by Jason Williams. Jason explained, “while investigating the opportunity for both businesses to work together, it became a natural choice for me to add Causam to my investment portfolio.” The details of the investment were not disclosed. PRTI and Causam look to support the evolution and growth of the distributed energy resource and microgrid industry by creating a pathway to value for energy system producers, consumers, regulators, utilities and de-regulated energy markets. Joe Forbes, CEO of Causam, commented “The continued growth of Causam relies on key partners like PRTI. PRTI’s unique Thermal Demanufacturing is a fantastic way to convert waste into energy, and the Energy Net® transactional platform will enable the easy monetization of PRTI’s environmentally progress production of green power.” Jason Williams is the President and CEO of PRTI. Previously he founded Urgent Cares of America (which became FastMed) in 2001 and developed the initial business thesis. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2001 until October in 2010. He served on the Board of Directors of FastMed through two Private Equity exits. Jason received his BS and BHS from Methodist University in Cellular Physiology and Allied Health Care in 1998, received advanced training in orthopedics and general surgery at Yale University / Norwalk Hospital in 1999 and received his Masters in Allied Healthcare from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine in 2004. He is the recipient of a number of awards and is an active angel investor, including as General Partner of the pre-seed fund Full Tilt Capital, researcher with a number of patent applications pending in demanufacturing and in advanced robotics and board member of several organizations including the Trustee of Methodist University, Louisburg College, PRTI, and is an advisor to Duke University Medical School for their Innovations in Healthcare. Joseph Forbes is the CEO of Causam Energy and Energy Net®, the latest portfolio company of Causam Energy . Causam Energy ’s leadership position in intellectual property, its direct experience with renewables, distributed energy resources and microgrids uniquely positions the company to serve the growing and un-met need for the physical and financial integration of new distributed electric generation assets into the existing energy markets. Mr. Forbes has created five successful technology companies over the past 20 years. Most recently through Causam and Private Equity, he has created four new operating companies focused on the intersection of advanced communications, high availability software, and advanced energy transactions. Causam Energy , Inc. (“Causam”) is a transactive energy platform, intellectual property, and distributed energy resource company focused on the new distributed, transactional electric power grid. Based in Raleigh NC, USA, Causam has created a strategic patent portfolio focused on how the electric power grid and energy markets will inevitably transform. Causam’s operating companies include its interest in Power Analytics Corporation, Energy Net® and EDSA. PRTI is a tire to energy research, technology and deployment company. Based in Franklinton NC, USA, PRTI has taken established research and has created a process to enable waste streams starting with vehicle tires to be processed into valuable commodities including energy with zero residual waste.


Systems and methods for coordinating selective activation of a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to supply a microgrid of electrical power for a substantially similar geographic area.

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1. A method for power generation and management, comprising: providing a central controller and a distributed power generation system for providing emergency back-up power supply for a microgrid; wherein the distributed power generation system comprises at least two types of equipment for providing electric power; communicatively connecting the distributed power system with the central controller; the central controller optimizing power generation timing, management, storage and distribution to the microgrid; the central controller coordinating selective activation of the at least two types of equipment for providing electric power.

3. The method of claim 2, further comprising: tracking wholesale energy market price in real time; storing wholesale energy market price; and analyzing whole energy market price based on predictive modeling; generating power instructions when a predetermined threshold market price is reached based on predictive modeling of real time wholesale energy market price; facilitating and producing communication of power instructions to at least one of the at least two controllable device; and enabling or disabling the power flow from at least one of the at least two types of equipment for providing electric power.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein the at least two types of equipment for providing electric power comprises at least one power generator and at least one energy storage device.

11. A system for power generation and management, comprising: a central controller and a distributed power generation system; wherein the distributed power generation system comprises at least two types of equipment for providing emergency back-up power to a microgrid; wherein the central controller is communicatively connected to the distributed power generation system; wherein the central controller is operable to optimize power generation timing, management, storage and distribution to the microgrid; and coordinate selective activation of the at least two types of equipment for providing electric power.

13. The system of claim 12, wherein the monitor device is operable to track wholesale energy market price in real time; wherein the database is operable to store wholesale energy market price; the analyzing device is operable to analyze whole energy market price based on predictive modeling; wherein the at least one server computer is operable to generate power instructions when a predetermined threshold market price is reached based on predictive modeling of real time wholesale energy market price; wherein the device interface is operable to facilitate and produce communication of power instructions to at least one of the at least two controllable device; and the at least two controllable device are operable to enable or disenable the power flow from the at least two types of equipment for providing electric power respectively.

16. The system of claim 11, wherein the at least two types of equipment for providing electric power comprises at least one power generator and the at least one energy storage device.


A utility employs a method for estimating available operating reserve. Electric power consumption by at least one device serviced by the utility is determined during at least one period of time to produce power consumption data, which is stored in a repository. A determination is made that a control event is to occur during which the supply of power is changed to one or more devices. Prior to the control event and under an assumption that it is not to occur, power consumption behavior expected of the device(s) is estimated for a time period during which the control event is expected to occur based on the stored power consumption data. Additionally, prior to the control event, projected energy savings resulting from the control event, and associated with a power supply value (PSV) are determined based on the devices power consumption behavior. An amount of available operating reserve is determined based on the projected energy savings.

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32. The method of claim 1, wherein determining projected energy consumption is performed on a utility-wide or an electric power grid basis.

1. A method for assisting in providing grid stability for an electric power grid where electric power is supplied to one or more service points, comprising: determining amounts of electric power consumed by at least one device during predetermined time intervals to produce power consumption data, wherein the at least one device is located at the one or more service points; storing the power consumption data in a data repository; determining that a control event is to occur to change a supply of electric power to the at least one device; determining, prior to commencement of the control event, an estimated power consumption behavior of the at least one device for a predetermined future time period based at least on the stored power consumption data; and determining, prior to commencement of the control event, a projected energy consumption resulting from the control event based on the power consumption behavior of the at least one device and a power supply value (PSV) associated with the at least one device.

35. A system that assists in providing grid stability for an electric power grid where electric power is supplied to one or more service points, each service point including at least one device that receives power, the system comprising: an electronic repository; and at least one processor coupled to the electronic repository; wherein the at least one processor is operable to: determine amounts of electric power consumed by the at least one device during at least one period of time to produce power consumption data; store the power consumption data in the electronic repository; determine that a control event is to occur during which a supply of electric power is to be changed to the at least one device even though the at least one device is not in need of a change in electric power, the control event serving to assist in providing frequency stability to the electric power grid; generate, prior to commencement of the control event, an estimated power consumption behavior of the at least one device for a predetermined future time period based at least on the stored power consumption data, wherein the control event is expected to occur at some time during the predetermined future time period; generate a power supply value (PSV) associated with each of the at least one device; and determine, prior to commencement of the control event, projected energy consumption resulting from the control event based at least on the estimated power consumption behavior of the at least one device and the PSV associated with the at least one device.

36. The system of claim 35, wherein the at least one processor is further operable to receive a control message from an Automatic Generation Control subsystem that is coupled to the electric power grid, and wherein the control message requests a change in electrical energy supplied to the electric power grid and indicates a time for commencing the control event.

38. The system of claim 36, wherein the Automatic Generation Control subsystem is operable to monitor a frequency of electric power supplied by the electric power grid and communicate a control message to the at least one processor when the frequency is beyond a threshold frequency, and wherein the control message indicates a time for commencing the control event.

6. The method of claim 1, further comprising reporting the projected energy consumption and the PSV to a control system for an electric power supplier that supplies electric power to the electric power grid.

33. The method of claim 1, further comprising: initiating the control event; determining that a first set of one or more devices is to be released from the control event prior to termination of the control event; and determining a second set of one or more devices to replace the first set of one or more devices, wherein the projected energy consumption and/or the PSV of the second set of one or more devices is substantially equal to energy consumption of the first set of one or more devices.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein an Automatic Generation Control subsystem is coupled to the electric power grid, and wherein determining that a control event is to occur comprises receiving a control message from the Automatic Generation Control subsystem and the control message requests a change in electrical energy supplied to the electric power grid and indicates a time for commencing the control event.

11. The method of claim 10, further comprising determining, prior to commencement of the control event, whether the projected energy consumption is sufficient to meet the requested change in electrical energy supplied to the electric power grid for regulating reserve.

45. A virtual utility system operable to provide grid stability for electric power supplied by a power-generating utility and/or any market participant associated with an electric power grid, the virtual utility system comprising: an electronic repository; and at least one processor coupled to the electronic repository; wherein the at least one processor is operable to: determine amounts of electric power consumed by at least one device during at least one period of time to produce power consumption data, the at least one device being located remotely from the at least one processor; store the power consumption data in the electronic repository; receive at least one control message from the power-generating utility or any market participant associated with the electric power grid, the at least one control message requesting a change in electrical energy supplied by the power-generating utility to the electric power grid; responsive to the at least one control message, determine that a control event will occur, wherein a supply of electric power is to be changed to the at least one device, for providing grid stability for electric power supplied by the power-generating utility and/or any market participant associated with the electric power grid; determine, prior to commencement of the control event, an estimated power consumption behavior and a power supply value (PSV) associated with the at least one device for a predetermined future time period based at least on the stored power consumption data, wherein the control event is expected to occur at some time during the predetermined future time period; determine, prior to commencement of the control event, projected energy consumption resulting from the control event based at least on the estimated power consumption behavior of the at least one device and the PSV associated with the at least one device; determine, prior to commencement of the control event, whether the projected energy consumption is sufficient to meet the change in electrical energy requested by the power-generating utility and/or any market participant associated with the electric power grid; and manage delivery of electric power to the at least one device during the control event to provide grid stability.

43. The system of claim 42, wherein the at least one energy storage device includes at least one electric vehicle.

19. The method of claim 1, wherein determining that a control event is to occur comprises determining that an excess amount of electric power has been produced from one or more renewable energy sources from which the electric power grid receives at least some electric power.

20. The method of claim 1, wherein determining the projected energy consumption comprises: determining a projected amount of energy consumption for each of the one or more service points at which the at least one device is to be supplied electric power during the control event to produce a plurality of projected energy consumption amounts; and aggregating the plurality of projected energy consumption amounts to produce the projected energy consumption.

39. The system of claim 35, wherein the at least one processor is further operable to determine, prior to commencement of the control event, whether the projected energy consumption is sufficient to meet the requested predetermined change in electrical energy supplied to the electric power grid.

42. The system of claim 35, wherein the at least one device includes at least one energy storage device that stores electrical energy received from the electric power grid.

30. The method of claim 1, wherein determining the projected energy consumption resulting from the control event comprises: determining an amount of power expected to be consumed by the at least one device during the predetermined future time period to produce a first estimated energy consumption; determining an amount of power expected to be dissipated in transmission lines as a result of delivering power to the at least one device during the predetermined future time period to produce a second estimated energy consumption; and summing the first estimated energy consumption and the second estimated energy consumption.

31. The method of claim 1, wherein determining projected energy consumption is performed on a service point by service point basis.


Systems and methods for coordinating selective activation of a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to supply a microgrid of electrical power, and automatic, selective disconnect any of the at least one power generator from providing power supply to the microgrid or wider area grid.

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1. A method for distributed power generation and management comprising the steps of: providing a distributed power generation system including at least one power generation equipment for generating electrical power located at predetermined, distributed locations for providing emergency back-up power supply for use at the locations of power generation in the event of a failure of an electric power grid; providing a controller system connected to the at least one power generation equipment, the controller system further including:a monitoring device in communication connection that monitors the at least one power generation equipment;at least one server computer, located centrally or distributed over a network, the at least one server computer in network communication with the monitoring device and a controller connected to a power distribution switch associated with and connected to the at least one power generation equipment, and operable for automatically generating event instructions to a controllable device for automatically releasing and/or preventing release of electrical power to the electric power grid for distribution on the electric power grid when predetermined conditions exist; wherein each controllable device is remotely operable by the at least one server computer for selectively automatically enabling and disabling the flow of electric power from the at least one power generation equipment for distribution to the electric power grid;a device interface for facilitating and producing communication of power releasing and/or preventing power release instructions to at least one controllable device for selective power generation and disconnect of any of the at least one power generation equipment from the electric power grid; andthe at least one server computer automatically selectively activating the power generation equipment to produce electricity for distribution over the electric power grid based upon instructions from the controller.

2. The method of claim 1, further including the step of the at least one server computer automatically coordinating selective activation of a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment during any period wherein power failure on the grid is detected.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the method provides for the selective activation of the power generation equipment to occur at detection of power failure in the electric power grid, and the system server computer automatically requesting curtailment from a utility company controlling supply and billing for power received through the electric power grid.

7. A system for distributed power generation and management comprising: a multiplicity of power generation equipment located at predetermined, distributed locations for providing emergency back-up power supply for use in situs, without distribution of the electrical power beyond the locality where it is generated upon automatic detection of power failure in an electric power grid; and a monitoring device that tracks real time wholesale energy market price; a database for storing wholesale energy market price; an analyzing device for storing and analyzing wholesale market price data, and on a per power storage device basis, data indicative of the electricity remaining in that specific device; at least one server computer, located centrally or distributed over a network, the at least one server computer in network communication for monitoring and being responsive to the market price fluctuation analysis, and operable for generating event instructions to a controllable device for releasing electrical power to the electric power grid for distribution when the market price is at least at a predetermined threshold at which point the power generated is automatically directed by the at least one server computer to be released and sold to the electric power grid; a device interface for facilitating and producing communication of power releasing instructions to at least one controllable device on power storage device by the at least one server computer; at least one controllable device associated with and preferably connected to the at least one power generator and/or electricity storage device, wherein each controllable device is remotely operable by the at least one server computer for executing the communication of power instructions for selectively enabling and disabling or disconnecting the flow of electric power from the electric storage to the electric power grid, for distribution thereby; and selectively activating the power generation equipment remotely by the at least one server computer to produce electricity for distribution over the electric power grid and/or for storage until later distribution via the electric power grid following selective disconnection of the power generation equipment due to a trigger event; wherein the equipment is remotely, selectively, and automatically activatable, and constructed and configured in connection with the electric power grid to produce electricity for local use, for use over the electric power grid and/or for storage until later distribution over the electric power grid.

8. The system of claim 7, further including more than one power generation equipment that is operable for coordinated, selective activation.

9. The system of claim 7, further including a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment positioned apart over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to supply the electric power grid.

11. A system for power generation management comprising: a distributed power generation system constructed and configured for automatically managing electricity generation and releasing by a cell tower emergency power backup generator based on power failure detection, including at least one power generator, the at least one power generator including at least one electricity generator, wherein the at least one electricity generator is selected from the group consisting of solar arrays, natural gas generators, propane generators, diesel generators, and combinations thereof, wherein the at least one power generator is associated with a cell tower for the use of emergency backup during electricity blackout, constructed and configured to be activated remotely by a power control instruction communicated over a network by a server computer to generate electricity for immediate supply through direct connection into an electric power grid distribution system and/or further includes at least one energy storage mechanism for providing temporary power storage for selectively discharging electricity into the electric power grid of distributed power experiences a power failure or disruption that is detected by a monitoring device in networked communication to a controller connected to the emergency power generator, and for any of the at least one power generator may be selectively disconnected or disengaged from providing power supply to the electric power grid.


Systems and methods for coordinating selective activation of a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to supply a microgrid of electrical power for a substantially similar geographic area.

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1. A method for optimized power generation and management comprising steps of: providing a microgrid including at least one power generation equipment for generating electrical power located at predetermined, distributed locations for providing emergency back-up power supply for use at the locations of power generation; providing a Price Resource Management System (PRMS) coupled with the at least one power generation equipment, the PRMS providing predictive modeling; storing, monitoring and analyzing a real-time wholesale energy market price for use with the predictive modeling for optimized power generation timing, management, storage, and/or distribution to the microgrid; at least one server computer, located centrally or distributed over a network, for monitoring and responding to the real-time wholesale energy market price fluctuation analysis for use with the predictive modeling, and operable for automatically generating event instructions to a controllable device based on the predictive modeling of the real-time wholesale energy market price for automatically releasing electrical power to the microgrid for distribution when the real-time wholesale energy market price is at least at a predetermined threshold(s); a device interface for facilitating and producing communication of power releasing instructions to at least one controllable device coupled with the at least one power generator and/or electricity storage device, wherein each controllable device is operable for automatically selectively enabling and disabling the flow of electric power to the microgrid and for distribution to the grid or the microgrid; and selectively activating the power generation equipment to produce electricity for distribution over the microgrid and/or for storage until later distribution via the microgrid.

3. The method of claim 1, further including a step of the at least one server computer coordinating selective activation of at least two emergency power generation equipments over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to the microgrid using a PRMS-based optimization timing.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the method provides for selective activation of the power generation equipment based upon factors including when the real-time wholesale energy market price is at least at a predetermined threshold, changes in energy pricing, peak demand for energy from the microgrid.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the method provides for selective activation of the power generation equipment to supply power to charge a power storage device.

6. The method of claim 1, further including a step of the PRMS generating instructions to at least one controllable device associated with each of the at least one power generation equipment to release power to sell to public power grids.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein the method provides for the selective activation of the power generation equipment on a regular basis at least once per day.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein the method provides for the selective activation of the power generation equipment on a regular basis at least once per week.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein the method provides for the selective activation of the power generation equipment on a regular basis at least once per month.

13. A method for optimized power generation and management comprising steps of: providing a power grid including at least one power generation equipment for generating electrical power located at predetermined, distributed locations for providing emergency back-up power supply for use at the locations of power generation; providing a Price Resource Management System (PRMS) coupled with the at least one power generation equipment, the PRMS providing predictive modeling; storing, monitoring and analyzing a real-time wholesale energy market price for use with the predictive modeling for optimized power generation timing, management, storage, and/or distribution to the power grid; an analyzing device for storing and analyzing the real-time wholesale energy market price with the predictive modeling; at least one server computer, located centrally or distributed over a network, for monitoring and being responsive to the real-time wholesale energy market price fluctuation analysis for use with the predictive modeling, and operable for automatically generating event instructions to at least one controllable device based on the predictive modeling of the real-time wholesale energy market price for automatically releasing electrical power to the power grid for distribution when the real-time wholesale energy market price is at least at a predetermined threshold(s); a device interface for facilitating and producing communication of power releasing instructions to at least one controllable device on the power storage device; at least one controllable device associated with and preferably connected to the at least one power generator and/or electricity storage device, wherein each controllable device is operable for automatically selectively enabling and disabling the flow of electric power to the power grid and for distribution to the power grid; and selectively activating the power generation equipment to produce electricity for distribution over the power grid and/or for storage until later distribution.

14. A system for microgrid distributed power generation and management comprising: a multiplicity of power generation equipment and/or power storage device(s) located at predetermined, distributed locations for providing emergency back-up power supply for use in situs, without distribution of the electrical power beyond the locality where it is generated; and a Price Resource Management System (PRMS) connected to the at least one power generation equipment, and operable for: storing, monitoring and analyzing the real-time wholesale energy market price for use with the predictive modeling for optimized power generation timing, management, storage, and distribution to a microgrid; an analyzing device for storing and analyzing real-time wholesale energy market price, and on a per power storage device basis, data indicative of the electricity remaining in the power storage device; at least one server computer, located centrally or distributed over a network for monitoring and being responsive to the real-time wholesale energy market price fluctuation analysis analyzed for use with the predictive modeling, and operable for automatically generating event instructions to a controllable device based on the predictive modeling of the real-time wholesale energy market price for automatically releasing electrical power to the microgrid for distribution when the real-time wholesale energy market price is at least at a predetermined threshold; a device interface for facilitating and producing communication of power releasing instructions to at least one controllable device on the power storage device(s); at least one controllable device coupled with the at least one power generator and/or power storage device(s), wherein each controllable device is operable for automatically selectively enabling and disabling the flow of electric power from the at least one power generator and/or electric storage to an electric microgrid; and selectively activating the power generation equipment to produce electricity for the microgrid, wherein the equipment is remotely, selectively, and automatically activatable when the real-time wholesale energy market price is at a predetermined threshold.

15. The system of claim 14, further including more than one power generation equipment that is operable for coordinated, selective activation.

16. The system of claim 14, further including a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment positioned apart over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to supply a microgrid of electrical power.


Systems and methods for electric power messaging and settlements including advanced energy settlements, messaging, and applications for electric power supply, load, and/or curtailment and data analytics associated with the same. Systems and methods for providing data analytics and customer or consumer guidance and controls are provided, and coupled with graphic user interfaces for interactive control and command of grid elements, design, specification, construction, management and financial settlement for data centers and/or microgrids, business and residential power consumption, control, management, messaging and settlements, mobile applications, websites, marketing offers, optimal pricing for comparable energy plans, retail electric provider and direct consumer alternatives, network of power architecture, EnergyNet applications, software development kit, and application web-based storefronts.

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1. A method for advanced energy settlements in an electric power grid, comprising: providing an advanced energy settlement platform comprising at least one server computer operable for communication over a network with a multiplicity of distributed computing devices; the advanced energy settlement platform aggregating consumption data from energy customers and aggregating revenue grade metrology data from distributed generators into settlement blocks; aggregating and settling distributed energy charges with the distributed generators for the energy customers during a billing period through a clearing house; and aggregating and settling fixed energy charges with the energy retailer or retail energy provider for the energy customers during the billing period.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the step of aggregating and settling distributed energy charges is initiated via a graphical user interface (GUI) by any of the energy customers or the distributed generators.

4. The method of claim 1, further comprising the advanced energy settlement platform underpinning a settlement process for the billing period based on the settlement blocks.

5. The method of claim 4, further comprising the advanced energy settlement platform mapping the settlement blocks to corresponding energy power purchase agreements.

7. The method of claim 1, further comprising automatically collecting payments from the energy customers.

8. The method of claim 1, further comprising generating a cost for each of the settlement blocks based upon a Time of Use (TOU), a demand, taxes, access fees, and/or the distributed energy charges.

9. The method of claim 1, further comprising integrating the advanced energy settlement platform with an energy market exchange, wherein the energy market exchange provides prices on distributed generation.

10. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing a real-time energy purchasing solution matching the energy customers real energy consumption against energy currently available with an energy market exchange.

11. The method of claim 1, further comprising storing and organizing packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management, and enterprise integration.

12. The method of claim 1, further comprising managing and/or distributing and/or allocating a customer payment for the billing period among multiple distributed generators and the energy customers existing energy retailer.

13. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing intelligent analytics for the distributed generators by capturing and transforming market data for trending, forecasting, planning and maximizing revenue and/or investment opportunities.

14. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing intelligent analytics for the energy customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization, and/or recommendations.

15. The method of claim 1, wherein at least one of the energy customers has a generation capability, an exportable generation capability, and/or function as at least one of the distributed generators.

16. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing an interactive graphical user interface for different participants in the advanced energy settlement.

17. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing a mobile application program for the advanced energy settlement.

18. A system for advanced energy settlements in electric power grid, comprising: an advanced energy settlement platform comprising interactive graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and at least one server computer communicatively connected via a network with distributed computing devices, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to:aggregate consumption data from at least one energy customer and aggregate revenue grade metrology data from distributed generators into settlement blocks;aggregate for settlement distributed energy charges with the distributed generators for the at least one energy customer balance during a billing period through a clearinghouse; andaggregate for settlement fixed energy charges with an energy retailer or a retail energy provider for the at least one energy customer during the billing period.

19. The system of claim 18, wherein the consumption data is measured through sub metering technology in real-time or near real-time and communicated to the advanced energy settlement platform.

20. The system of claim 18, wherein the platform is communicatively coupled with at least one energy management system (EMS), and wherein interconnection points and/or geodetic attachment points determine price and order for the advanced energy settlement.

21. The system of claim 18, wherein the interactive GUIs provide for engagement with the advanced energy settlement platform for the at least one energy customer, the retail electric provider, and/or the distributed generator.

22. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform further comprises a settlement process for the billing period based on the settlement blocks;

23. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is further operable to map the settlement blocks to corresponding energy power purchase agreements; to calculate a cost or pricing of each of the settlement blocks; and to summate the at least one customer balance from the settlement blocks during the billing period.

24. The system of claim 18, wherein the cost of each settlement block includes a Time of Use (TOU), a demand, taxes, a geodetic location, an attachment point, access fees, and/or energy charges.

25. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is integrated with an existing distributed energy market exchange that provides prices on distributed generation of electric power.

26. The system of claim 25, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide a real-time energy purchasing solution matching the at least one consumers actual energy consumption against energy currently available with the existing distributed energy market exchange.

27. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to store and organize packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management, and/or enterprise integration.

28. The system of claim 18, wherein customer payment for the billing period between more than one of the distributed generators and the energy retailer is managed in a single energy bill.

29. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide intelligent analytics for electric power generators by capturing and transforming market data for trending, forecasting, planning, and/or maximizing revenue or investment opportunities.

30. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is further operable to provide intelligent analytics for customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization and/or recommendation.

31. The system of claim 18, wherein the at least one energy customer has a generation capability and an exportable generation capacity, and wherein the at least one energy customer acts as an electric power generator for compensation at a market rate for a time corresponding to its activity to supply power to the electric power grid and/or a microgrid.

32. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide at least one participant-oriented interactive GUI for participants in the advanced energy settlement, the participants selected from the group consisting of: the at least one energy customer, the energy retailer, the retail energy provider, and at least one of the distributed generators.

33. The system of claim 18, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide a mobile application program for the advanced energy settlement.


Systems and methods for advanced energy settlements in electric power grid are proposed. At least one energy customer, at least one retail electric provider and at least one distributed generator connect to an advanced energy settlement platform communicatively. The advanced energy settlement platform is operable to summate a customer balance from all the settlement blocks during a billing period and collect payments from the at least one energy customer automatically; aggregate and settle distributed energy charges with distributed generators and fixed energy charges with the energy retailer or retail energy provider for the at least one energy customer during the billing period. The advanced energy settlement platform also provides interactive graphical user interface for different participants in the advanced energy settlement and for advanced energy settlements application development kit (ADK) for access to functionality within the advanced energy settlement platform.

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1. A method for advanced energy settlements in electric power grid, comprising: providing an advanced energy settlement platform; aggregating consumption data from energy customers and revenue grade metrology data from distributed generators into settlement blocks; underpinning a settlement process for a billing period based on the settlement blocks; mapping settlement blocks to appropriate energy power purchase agreement in effect; calculating the cost of each settlement block; summating a customer balance from all the settlement blocks during a billing period and collecting payments from energy customers automatically; aggregating and settling distributed energy charges with distributed generators for energy customers during the billing period through a clearing house; and aggregating and settling fixed energy charges with the energy retailer or retail energy provider for energy customers during the billing period.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the cost of each settlement block includes Time of Use (TOU), demand, taxes, access fees and energy charges.

4. The method of claim 1, further comprising integrating the advanced energy settlement platform with an existing distributed energy market exchange, wherein the existing distributed energy market exchange provides prices on distributed generation.

5. The method of claim 4, further comprising providing a real time energy purchasing solution matching the consumers real energy consumption against energy currently available with the existing distributed energy market exchange.

6. The method of claim 1, further comprising storing and organizing packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management and enterprise integration.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein customer payment for a billing period between multiple distributed generators and the customers existing energy retailer is managed in a single energy bill to the customer.

9. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing intelligent analytics for customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization and recommendation.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein the energy customers has generation capability, wherein the energy customers has exportable generation capability, and wherein the energy customer acts as generators.

11. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing an interactive graphical user interface for different participants in the advanced energy settlement.

12. The method of claim 1, further comprising providing a graphical user interface for advanced energy settlements application development kit (ADK) for access to functionality within the advanced energy settlement platform.

14. A system for advanced energy settlements in electric power grid, comprising: at least one energy customer, at least one retail electric provider, at least one distributed generator, and an advanced energy settlement platform; wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to:aggregate consumption data from the at least one energy customer and revenue grade metrology data from distributed generators into settlement blocks;underpin a settlement process for a billing period based on the settlement blocks;map settlement blocks to appropriate energy power purchase agreement in effect;calculate the cost of each settlement block;summate a customer balance from all the settlement blocks during a billing period and collect payments from the at least one energy customer automatically;aggregate and settle distributed energy charges with distributed generators for the at least one energy customer during the billing period through a clearing house; andaggregate and settle fixed energy charges with the energy retailer or retail energy provider for the at least one energy customer during the billing period.

16. The system of claim 14, wherein the cost of each settlement block includes Time of Use (TOU), demand, taxes, access fees and energy charges.

17. The system of claim 14, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is integrated with an existing distributed energy market exchange, wherein the existing distributed energy market exchange provides prices on distributed generation.

18. The system of claim 17, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide a real time energy purchasing solution matching the at least one consumers real energy consumption against energy currently available with the existing distributed energy market exchange.

19. The system of claim 14, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to store and organize packet level information for forecasting, data mining, revenue extraction, event detection, sophisticated energy management and enterprise integration.

20. The system of claim 14, customer payment for a billing period between multiple distributed generators and the customers existing energy retailer is managed in a single energy bill.

21. The system of claim 14, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide intelligent analytics for generators by capturing and transforming market data for trending, forecasting, planning and maximizing revenue/investment opportunities;

22. The system of claim 14, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide intelligent analytics for customers by capturing and transforming energy data for energy management, forecasting, procurement, profiling, bill optimization and recommendation.

23. The system of claim 14, wherein the at least one energy customer has generation capability, wherein the at least one energy customer has exportable generation capacity, and wherein the at least one energy customer acts as a generator.

24. The system of claim 14, wherein the advanced energy settlement platform is operable to provide interactive graphical user interface for different participants in the advanced energy settlement.

25. The method of claim 14, further comprising providing a graphical user interface for advanced energy settlements application development kit (ADK) for access to functionality within the advanced energy settlement platform.

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