Case Studies

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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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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ETRM Demo Scripts

Issue Our client, a municipal electric provider, solicited a request for proposal to replace an outdated ETRM system to better manage their power portfolio. They had limited internal resources to manage the RFP process and required assistance in developing scripts for vendors to follow during webinar and onsite software demos. […]
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Retail Gas System Integration

Issue MidDel Consulting was approached by a large East Coast natural gas utility and marketing company to assist in integrating a newly acquired retail business into their existing systems. MidDel conducted a bottom-up analysis of their existing two-system solution, with interfaces moving data between their trade capture/scheduling system to their risk management/accounting system. MidDel was […]
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Endur Support

Issue MidDel Consulting was approached by a large Midwestern natural gas and power company to assist in reducing their ongoing Openlink Endur support costs. This client recently completed an Endur implementation. They then faced the challenges of creating required reports not completed during the initial implementation, as well as on-boarding a new business […]
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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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