Case Studies

Retail Operational Reporting

Issue Our client, a retail electric provider, engaged MidDel Consulting to determine best course of action to improve reporting efficiency and operational business intelligence. MidDel was tasked to identify and build improved data integrations and reporting processes for use by key business areas. After review of current reporting and multiple process reviews, MidDel proposed a […]
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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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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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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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RTO Assessment and System Selection

Issue The client is a fully integrated electric utility in the Midwest, not currently participating in a major organized transmission system. They and other utilities were contemplating entering into an organized system, most likely the Southwest Power Pool. As part of its due diligence for entering into this market, the client requested assistance in understanding […]
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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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In-House System Review and RFP Process

Issue Our client, a mid-sized retail power and gas company, requested that we review their existing internal systems to determine the viability of solutions and if there was cost justification to continue development. The annual development and support budget of their legacy systems was in excess of $1mm per year. Additionally, the client […]
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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 of time. The issue around blending and inventory […]
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ETRM Price Conversion

Issue A client had a program equipped to calculate complex price data conversions between schemas, but it had not been tested. A number of differences had been noted, but the full extent was not known. Our objective was to determine the scope of differences and provide an accurate solution. Solution […]
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