Case Studies

End-to-End Unit Outage Analyzers

Issue Our client had a large amount of generation unit data in silos. Unfortunately, there was not any integration in place to review the status of a generation unit over its lifetime. There were questions by the client about the life-cycle performances of some of the combined cycle units. Solution […]
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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 simple dashboard to present outage information by ISO and region. […]
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Retail Power Systems Assessment

Issue A retail electric provider in Texas engaged MidDel Consulting to assess their current systems and processes landscape. MidDel was engaged to provide a recommended course of action to improve their systems capabilities, streamline current operations, and lay the foundation for future profitable growth. MidDel conducted top-down and bottom-up analyses by meeting with management and […]
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ZEMA Implementation

Issue A client had pricing data stored among multiple databases, ETRM systems and spreadsheets. There were too many sources of pricing data to support, which created issues in the daily P&L due to overwriting price data across systems. Solution Our consultants combined extensive trading and risk management experience to […]
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BOBJ Deployment

Issue Our client did not have an operational user-friendly Business Intelligence tool. Two years earlier they had attempted to install SAP Business Objects incorporating Active Directory with Single Sign On. Without a viable tool, users were only given the option to work with BEx queries in a limited portal and without flexibility. Access […]
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ETRM - Deal Capture Allegro

Issue Our client replaced two internally developed trade entry systems that were used by wholesale power and natural gas traders. The applications were the primary deal entry systems that were integrated with SunGard’s Aligne ETRM system. The client chose to use Allegro’s ETRM system as their replacement deal entry system with an interface […]
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Multiple Time Zone Data Integration Issues

Issue The client operated its business in two different time zones and experienced difficulty integrating the data to maintain the accuracy of the daily P&L, value at risk (VaR), and invoicing reports. In attempting to standardize the trading position, the client entered the transactions as one time zone. This created a problem when […]
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MidDel Muffin Fridays

On Friday of last week, we made a special delivery to several of our energy clients.  Not only can MidDel Consulting help with energy trade risk management, integration and software implementations, we also take great care of our clients and team! Fresh baked blueberry orange muffins were delivered last Friday to some very happy folks. We […]
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A Success for Team MidDel

During the recent system merger activities, which resulted in the largest Power Generator in the United States, the MidDel team was selected as lead Subject Matter Experts for the integration of the combined company’s separate ETRM systems. Numerous challenges had to be identified, solved, and implemented including multiple databases and reporting engines requiring to be […]
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