Case Studies

Assessment of Commercial Operations Systems and Processes

Issue The client operates an impressive portfolio of assets, consisting of hydro, wind, solar, and one thermal resource, across both the RTO and bilateral North American markets. Management of power markets, requires a wide-ranging combination of different people, processes, technology, and data to support the business objectives and the market requirements. At the beginning of […]
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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 us to help them load and balance their ETRM […]
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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 since one customer uses the data to […]
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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 not be missed.     […]
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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 to meet the business needs of its future portfolio. The current […]
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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 physical natural gas trading activity including trade entry, scheduling, actualizing, and […]
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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 significant market volatility and with an aggressive delivery window required to beat the end-of-year blackout period for any system changes. […]
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Outage Manager - Unit Outage Analysis

Issue A large Midwest retail power and gas company needed a way to monitor and analyze the health of power generation units for the executive level and plant management. The client wanted to determine the current daily, weekly and monthly available generation capacity versus curtailed units. They also wanted to analyze outage types […]
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PCI System Admin Dashboards

Issue Our client requested a dashboard that would display real time readings of all the ISO’s day ahead processes and studies on an internal website. The information would need to be monitored by system admins where appropriate actions could be taken proactively to avoid any issues with submitting timely offers to the power […]
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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 closely with the vendor, MidDel’s consultant was able to rely upon their back office […]
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