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    Market Tools User Group

    Purpose

    The purpose of this engagement is to better understand the operational needs of AESO market tool users. We will establish and work with a market tools user groupto build this understanding, improve and evolve our market tools. *For the purposes of this engagement, a “user group” is defined as the community of users of a software solution.

    Scope

    The scope of this engagement will be focused on all software solutions the AESO provides to support and enable market tools to market participants.

    Engagement schedule

    • Kick-off Session <br>Sept. 21, 2021

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of this session is to engage stakeholders in a conversation of the concept of the Market Tools User Group, the AESO’s roadmap for the existing market tools and on the data portal enhancements. The specific objectives include:

      • Introduce the concept and overall purpose of the Market Tools User Group
      • Present the roadmap for ETS, ADaMS, and the data portal
      • Present potential enhancements to the data portal
      • Gather input from stakeholders on the parameters of the Market Tools User Group, the roadmap and market tool improvements
    • Planned Activities<br>2022

       Targets

      • Launch Market Tools User Groups "Focus Groups" as needed to dive deep into topics where participant needs should play a strong role in setting goals. Each focus group:
        • Will have a clearly defined scope targeting a specific audience and will be open to all market participants
        • Will use a variety of tools, from online surveys to live brainstorming sessions, as best suits the topic under discussion and the progress on the topic.
        • Will report out on its progress and findings to all participants and accept comments from those not actively contributing to the focus group.
      • Publish quarterly updates including summary of focus group activities and promoting any upcoming activities.
    • Ext. Data Access Focus Group<br>March 30, 2022

      Purpose

      The purpose of the virtual session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of their current and future data needs and to offer insight into the AESO’s current focus on data and the methods of data access. This discussion will aid prioritization of initiatives to expand external data access, how to share the data (e.g., reports, Application Programming Interfaces, or Portals), and the development of metadata.

    • ETS & ADaMS Focus Group<br>May 17, 2022

      Purpose

      The purpose of the session is to engage users of ETS (Energy Trading System) and ADaMS (Automated Dispatch and Messaging System) in a discussion of their current and future needs regarding offer and dispatch management to help AESO shape the three to five-year roadmap for these functions, currently managed by the ETS and ADaMS solutions.

      Registration will open in April 2022.

    • User Conference<br>September 2022

      Targets

      • Host a Market Tools User Conference
    • ETS & ADaMS Focus Group May 17, 2022

      Purpose

      The purpose of the session is to engage users of ETS (Energy Trading System) and ADaMS (Automated Dispatch and Messaging System) in a discussion of their current and future needs regarding offer and dispatch management to help AESO shape the three to five-year roadmap for these functions, currently managed by the ETS and ADaMS solutions.

      ETS & ADaMS Focus Group materials

    • Ext. Data Access Focus Group | March 30, 2022

      The AESO hosted a virtual stakeholder engagement session on March 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

      Purpose

      The purpose of the virtual session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of their current and future data needs and to offer insight into the AESO’s current focus on data and the methods of data access. This discussion will aid prioritization of initiatives to expand external data access, how to share the data (e.g., reports, Application Programming Interfaces, or Portals), and the development of metadata.

      Request for feedback

      We value stakeholder input, and we invite all interested stakeholders to provide their feedback to the AESO via the questions set out in the Stakeholder Comment Matrix on or before April 15, 2022.

      External Data Access Focus Group materials

    • Kick-off Session | Sept. 21, 2021

      The AESO held a virtual stakeholder engagement session for the Market Tools User Group Kick-off Session on Sept. 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of this session is to engage stakeholders in a conversation of the concept of the Market Tools User Group, the AESO’s roadmap for the existing market tools and on the data portal enhancements. The specific objectives include:

      • Introduce the concept and overall purpose of the Market Tools User Group
      • Present the roadmap for ETS, ADaMS, and the data portal
      • Present potential enhancements to the data portal
      • Gather input from stakeholders on the parameters of the Market Tools User Group, the roadmap and market tool improvements

      Stakeholder comments

      We value stakeholder feedback and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. View all stakeholder comments received on the Kick-off Session Survey in the materials below.

      Kick-off session materials

    Materials

    If you have any other questions, please contact MarketTools@aeso.ca and subscribe to our stakeholder newsletter for updates.