Commodity Markets

The Energy Commodity markets are going through a broad spectrum of changes. The multiple influences of gas prices, evolving regulations such as Dodd-Frank are driving supply side to adopt risk adjusted decision making. The downward trend in speculative risk combined with increasing performance imperatives are driving our partners to focus on new avenues of investment while driving lower operational cost to serve. Plantek provides experience in enabling our customers business strategy and compliance programs.

  • Compliance Programs: SOX, Dodd-Frank and Governance Risk & Compliance.
  • ETRM system implementation: Evaluation, Implementation & Customization of Trading platforms from leading partners.
  • Back Office operations support: Financials integration, Billing, ISO and Market Integration, Commodity logistics system.
  • Mid Office: Commodity Logistics systems, Data Governance and Business Intelligence (Data warehousing and analytics).
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Retail Energy

Energy retailers are facing stiff competition and market consolidation. The emphasis is on new market entry to acquire customers and optimize asset to load value chain. The evolution of retailers to savvy product management and sales organizations requires implementing a strong follow the customer strategy. Plantek enables optimizing your retail value chain platforms for pricing, marketing, sales and digital media strategy. Improve your cost to acquire and retain your customers with the following and more:

  • Implementation and customization of leading Partner and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
  • Marketing systems and Business Intelligence platforms for executing campaigns, understanding trends and defining opportunities.
  • Extension and development of platform to support new market entry execution (Plantek – Retail Market Entry Map below).
  • Retail Transaction Management support and outsourcing.
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Merchant Utilities

Merchant Generators and Utilities are under significant compliance mandates from NERC CIP. This Energy Management Systems (EMS) of yesteryears were designed to keep the honest out. Cyber security threats and compliance mandates necessitate the implementation of compliance programs designed to address an evolving threat. Plantek can help:


    • Follow established procedures and support mock audit and pre-audit exercises by preparing data for auditor requests. Assist in adherence to CIP standards by developing and modifying business processes.

SCADA Solutions

    • At Plantek, we provide practical, reliable and sustainable solutions to manage everyday operations in real-time, real-world environment. Our SCADA solutions include design, integration and implementation of control and data acquisition (SCADA), and other remote monitoring/control systems utilizing various brands of master station hardware and software, providing dependable support service to meet the needs of our clients. We provide the latest tools, support, and technology that ensure our clients have the highest quality of data delivery capabilities with seamless integration into existing platforms. Plantek’s team of experienced engineers and professionals work closely with our clients in order to meet their needs and ensure a complete and seamless project implementations and transitions.

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Project Management
  • PLC Control Systems
  • Web Based Monitoring
  • HMI Design & Interface
  • System Installation & Maintenance
  • Custom Software Design and Development
  • Remote Communication and Management
  • Communications and SCADA Network Infrastructure Design
  • Business Continuity
  • Training
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Energy LRSO Program

Plantek’s Low Risk Shared Opportunity (LRSO) program is designed to squarely address the supply shortage in qualified energy industry professionals. This program demonstrates our commitment to the energy industry in action. We also know this program will delight our customers and prospect customers in line with our mission statement.

As part of our LRSO program, Plantek will onboard fresh and bright talent and align them with current or future energy industry demands. LRSO candidates are provided full time and gratis for first 1 to 3 months (depending on skillset) to Energy Industry clients. An option to extend or decline, after first 1-3 months, based on performance and quoted contract rate (Low Risk) provides a win-win win situation for candidate, client and Plantek (Shared Opportunity).

Industry References

  • Keeping the Talent Pipeline Filled in the Energy Industry, written by Howard Muson, July 2004, by The Conference Board, No. E-0008-04-RR;
  • Aging Workforce and Utilities Report, March 2004, UTC Research;
  • 2003 Workforce Survey, Findings and Recommendations January 2004, Nuclear Energy Institute;
  • Occupational Employment Projections to 2012: The Graying of the U.S. Workforce, by Mitra Toossi, published in Monthly Labor Review, February 2004, Bureau of Labor Statistics;
  • Regulatory Reform and Labor Outcomes in the U.S. Electricity Sector, by M. Scott Niederjohn, published in Monthly Labor Review, May 2003, Bureau of Labor Statistics;
  • Employment and Other Trends in the Electric Services Industry, by David McDermott, published in Monthly Labor Review, September 1999, Bureau of Labor Statistics;
  • Capturing and Using High-Value Undocumented Knowledge in the Nuclear Industry: Guidelines and Methods, June 2003, Electric Power Research Institute, No. 1002896;
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