January 21, 2021

Software Re-write

Issue The client is a leading wind energy producer in the US. The IT group inherited a program named Data Shipping from the Wind Operations department. Data Shipping sends meter data at 5- or 10-minute intervals to external customers via SFTP. The program requires high availability si

OSIsoft PI Solutions – PI Audio Alarm

Issue Our client needed to receive audio alerts based on readings from the OSIsoft PI real-time data. OSIsoft has a product that delivers notifications but not in audio format. The client wanted an alert as soon as a limit was exceeded in real-time delivered through audio so it would

Endur Power and Gas Upgrade

Issue MidDel Consulting was approached by a Northwestern Power and Gas utility to assist in upgrading the OpenLink Endur Energy Trading and Risk Management (“ETRM”) system, from version fourteen (“v14”) to version seventeen (“v17”), amidst significa

Allegro ETRM System Physical Gas Implementation

Issue Following the re-implementation of the Allegro ETRM system for trading refined petroleum products, our client, the physical energy trading subsidiary of a large, multi-national financial trading and investment firm, was then tasked with a second phase of the project to capture p

Retail Centric Strategy Evaluation

Issue Our client, a large North America power company that has a presence in over twenty states, desired to pursue a more retail-centric strategy, and consolidate its Wholesale and Retail System Landscape into one platform to gain efficiencies and better align its system architecture

Scheduling and Pathing Support

Issue Our client, a West Coast energy utility company who serves a significant number of natural gas fired power generators and local distribution companies, had difficulty closing their books the prior year due to corrupt storage nominations and schedules. The client reached out to u

ETRM Systems Consolidation

Issue Our client was seeking to consolidate ETRM systems, which would save thousands of dollars a year in license fees if they could migrate to one platform. They had integrated one system used by the front office for deal entry with another system that was being used by mid and back

Custom Invoicing Enhancement

Issue Our client was the first to implement a vendor’s invoicing module, which provided no functionality to apply cash payments. This limitation prevented any type of receivables/payables tracking, aging, or credit reporting. Solution Working

Executive Generation Forecast Dashboard

Issue Our client’s executive managers viewed power generation forecast data based on a series of daily emails and spreadsheets. The information presented was used to base sound judgements regarding generation/load positions, but was difficult to interpret. This client requested a

Refined Products Blending and Inventory Software Demo

Issue Our client, a large refined products blending company, implemented an ETRM system a number of years ago. The original software that was implemented failed to meet the needs around inventory valuation and reporting. This has resulted in manual work arounds for an extended period