Energy Trading System tools
The Energy Trading System (ETS) is used to participate in the wholesale energy market. Market participants use ETS to enter energy supply offers and demand bids. The system also includes metering data, settlement and billing.
Participants are required to apply for and receive a digital certificate to gain access to the confidential information residing on the ETS. A digital certificate assures that the website you access is the secure AESO ETS. It also allows the ETS to recognize authorized system users and allow access to appropriate information.
For security integrity, certificates require renewal on or before the anniversary date of the installation. Symantec VeriSign will automatically notify you one month prior to the annual renewal date.
For fast facts on digital certificates, the application form, and instructions on applying, renewing, importing/exporting, and troubleshooting digital certificates, read the following documents.
- Energy Trading System (ETS) digital certificate enrolment procedure[Posted: January 17, 2018]
- ETS user access request[Posted: January 17, 2018]
- Applying for a Digital Certificate[Posted: January 17, 2018]
- AESO remote support tool[Posted: January 17, 2012]
- ETS Root Security Certificate[Posted: February 26, 2019]
- Symantec PKI Client V8 for Digital Certificate[Posted: January 17, 2018]
File upload examples and templates
Download templates and examples to help you submit or restate an energy offer, submit or restate dispatch down service, operating reserves, or report an upcoming outage.
Energy submissions definitions for file upload [Posted: December 3, 2012]
Energy submission, restatement and historical offer control
Dispatch Down Service (DDS) submission
- For Use Before Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS Submission File Upload Format Template
- For Use Before Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS Submission File Upload Example
- For Use Before Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS Restatement File Upload Format Template
- For Use Before Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS Restatement File Upload Example
- For Use Effective Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS submission file upload format template
- For Use Effective Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS Submission File Upload Example
- For Use Effective Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS Restatement File Upload Format Template
- For Use Effective Nov. 27, 2019 - DDS Restatement File Upload Example
- DDS historical offer control file upload format template
- DDS historical offer control file upload example
Operating Reserves submission
Helpful tips: using acknowledgements for file upload
Participants may use acknowledgements that they receive when restating through the ETS user-interface to perform a restatement file upload. Log in to the ETS and follow the steps below:
1. Submission -> Energy Submission
a. Select Restatement
b. Edit Existing
c. Today’s date
2. Result tab select an asset for restatement
3. Data Entry tab click ‘Submit’ button
4. An acknowledgement window pops up
5. Save the acknowledgement in a file (.txt or CSV)
ETS training environment
The ETS training environment gives new and existing pool participants the opportunity to practice transactions in a sandboxed environment.
To access the ETS training environment, you need an ETS training digital certificate. Digital certificates cost $100 plus GST per certificate, per year. This cost will appear on your monthly pool statement.
Read our procedures guide, with step by step instructions on how to complete the enrolment process, here:
To request access to the ETS, email the application form above to firstname.lastname@example.org.