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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Retail Power Systems Assessment

Issue Our client, a retail electric provider, 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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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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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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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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