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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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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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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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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ETRM for Power Retail

Issue Our client, a retail provider of power and gas to commercial, industrial and residential energy customers required an improved solution to manage their retail power operations. Their legacy processes relied heavily on structured database tables and spreadsheets for position monitoring and other key reporting needs. The legacy setup, however, offered little in […]
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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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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 office for […]
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Trading Book Valuation

Issue A mid-size Northeast retail power and gas company had the opportunity, as part of their organizational strategic portfolio growth plan, to bid on two books of business that were up for auction. Books included power and gas, residential and commercial contracts, and fixed and variable price volumes. The client wanted to determine […]
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