This article includes all the information related to the configuration of supplies and contracts in DEXCell Energy Manager. It is divided into the following sections:
1. Creating a supply
In order to create a supply, we need to have price configures. To learn how to configure a price, check this article.
In order to create the supply, we click on "Supplies" and we click on "New Supply"
- We fill the basic gaps of the supply (Country, CUPS and distinctive name). Also, write the Point of Delivery (POD) number for your supply. You can find this code in your bill. We can fill the other concepts, optionally. Click on "Save and add contracts".
Then, we have the option of creating a new contract or a simulation contract. Both contracts can be created in the same way. For more information, click here.
2. Create a Contract
Before assigning a Pricing Strategy to a Supply, once you've created a Supply, it's time to create a new Contract. The Contract is the entity that relates Supplies and Prices.
Click on "New Contract" (under the corresponding Supply selected).
- Name: write a distinctive name for the contract
- Dates: we indicate the dates of our contract
- Prices: here we have to select the Prices created previously or those we have created in another moment
- Currency: we select the currency of our contract
- Periods: we indicate the contracted load per period
We save and that's all! Now, we have to assign this supply to our locations. For more information, click here.
3. Create a simulation contract
The DEXCell Energy Manager’s “Rate Simulation” feature, which is available with our professional license version, lets us simulate the cost of our contracts so we are better able to control costs.
To create a new rate simulation, we go to “Supplies and prices,” edit the utility supply we want to simulate a rate for and click “Simulation contracts” tab. Then, we click on "New rate simulation".
To set up a rate simulation, we go to the “Analysis” menu and then to the “Cost” screen, where we see the option “Simulate with”.
We select a contract and click "Update" to view a summary table indicating the final price after this contract’s rate has been applied. The system states if the final cost will decrease or increase with this simulated rate.