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RECENT NEWS

June 28th, 2023: Hartigen Successfully Incorporates Florida Members Into the SEEM Platform

Hartigen facilitated the successful integration of Duke Energy Florida, JEA, Seminole Electric Cooperative and Tampa
Electric Company (TECO) into the SEEM Platform at 9am central time on June 28th, 2023.  With the addition of these Florida companies, the SEEM footprint would include 23 entities in parts of 12 states with more than 180,000 MWs (summer capacity; winter capacity is nearly 200,000 MWs) across two time zones. These companies serve the energy needs of more than 36 million retail customers (nearly 60 million people).

June 2023: Intersect Power Goes Live with PowerOptix® for ERCOT and California

Intersect Power develops and owns some of the world’s largest clean energy resources providing low-carbon electricity, fuels, and related products to customers across North America. Intersect Power brings innovative and scalable low-carbon solutions to its customers in retail and wholesale energy markets.

April 1st 2023: Black Hills Transmission & GDPM Goes Live with PowerOptix® SPP WEIS

Hartigen facilitated Black Hills successful SPP WEIS Go-Live using PowerOptix®.  PowerOptix® is utilized to automate the creation of Resource and Reserve Offers, Forecasts, Meter Data, Unit Commitment, Tagging, Margin and Shadow Settlements.

April 1st 2023: ACES 2nd CAISO EIM Go-Live

ACES and Arizona Electric Power Cooperative went live with PowerOptix® utilizing generation offer automation, base schedule balancing and dashboard, dispatch management and shadow settlements for CAISO EIM.

December 2022:  PPL Goes Live with PowerOptix® for PJM

Utilizing Hartigen’s flagship product PowerOptix®, PPL is now utilizing advanced deal entry, contract management, and invoicing functionality to reconcile Zonal Load Settlements and issue Provider of Last Resort (POLR) invoices to their suppliers.  PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, is an electric distribution company that currently serves about 1.4 million customers in 29 counties in central and eastern Pennsylvania.  PPL owns and maintains more than 48,000 miles of power lines. PPL Electric Utilities responds to more than 6 million customer interactions each year and has consistently won awards and ranked high among electric utility companies in the United States for customer service and satisfaction.  PPL Electric Utilities is regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC). Please visit www.pplelectric.com for additional information.

November 9th, 2022: Hartigen Successfully Launches the SEEM Platform for Market Go-Live

“Today marks a significant milestone for SEEM following months of preparation for this first of its kind
energy market in the region,” said Noel Black, Southern Company’s senior vice president of
governmental affairs. “The SEEM platform will help save customers money and better integrate
renewable resources, while ensuring all customers across th
e region realize the promise of renewables.”  

SEEM is a 21st-century solution designed for the incredible pace of change resulting from the clean
energy transition. This advanced platform improves energy trading volumes, which will lower fuel costs
for customers and reduce solar curtailments.

July 2022, Hartigen Achieves Certification as a Trade Capture Vendor with Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE)

The ICE program conformance testing, in which third party vendors are allowed to create standard software applications that connect to the FIX Trade Capture API, has been successfully passed by Hartigen.  This certification allows Hartigen customers to utilize PowerOptix® to capture physical and financial ICE transactions in ICE Production without further conformance testing.

December 1st, 2021: SEEM Selects Hartigen As Market Platform Provider

The Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) member board today approved a contract with Hartigen to build and deploy the SEEM Market Platform. SEEM members issued a request for proposal (RFP) earlier in 2021 to provide the electronic platform on which SEEM will function.
"With the selection of Hartigen, SEEM can continue moving forward building an advanced technology platform to deliver on its goals and mission by the third quarter of 2022," said Corey Sellers, general manager of Transmission Policy and Services for Southern Company, a SEEM member.  "Hartigen is a highly qualified vendor and SEEM members are excited to work with them to develop and implement the software platform on which SEEM will function.  Hartigen is well positioned to provide continued maintenance and support for the platform into the future."

SEEM Press Release link

September 30th, 2021: Trafigura Select PowerOptix® For All US Power Markets

Trafigura has selected PowerOptix® for ERCOT, PJM, CAISO, MISO, SPP, ISO-NE, NYISO & Bilateral Markets (Tagging).

September 1st, 2021: Hartigen Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Hartigen Solutions, LLC was formed on September 1st, 2011 with the vision to deliver software solutions to the Power Industry that add measurable value, leverage cutting-edge technology, provide exceptional customer service, and be a company where the brightest minds in the industry would thrive.  Hartigen's PowerOptix® platform has evolved to become the most advanced platform for all North American Power Markets.  The Hartigen family celebrates this important milestone and recognizes what Hartigen and our flagship product, PowerOptix®, has accomplished over the last ten years.  The best is yet to come!

  • Assembled an amazing team of power market and technology experts that are passionate about customer service​​

  • Delivered 54,000 hours of measurable efficiency gains for our customers

  • Recognized as the gold standard in the industry for customer service and integrity

  • Implemented over 85 production installations

  • Scheduled over 1,150 Market Participants across 48 unique companies

  • Optimized over 205,000 MW of Generation per Hour

  • Earned references from 100% of all Hartigen customers (think about that)

August 12th, 2021: BPA Customer Billing System Will Increase Automation, Improve Efficiency

BPA's Customer Billing Center is responsible for processing nearly $4 billion of annual power and transmission sales to its utility customers each year.  A team that includes members from Customer Billing, Information Technology and the Business Transformation Office is making way for a modern system named PowerOptix®.  Consolidating billing and metering under one system will expedite the transfer of meter data between the Metering Services and Customer Billing teams. Ultimately, working within the PowerOptix® system will streamline business processes, eliminate data discrepancies and provide enhanced visibility between work groups.  For more details, please use the following link on BPA's website: BPA Article

April 6th, 2021: OSAKA Selects PowerOptix® for PJM & MISO

OSAKA Gas USA has selected and deployed PowerOptix® on Hartigen's Private Cloud to support their business activities in PJM & MISO.

March 25th, 2021: CAISO EIM Go-Live

ACES and City of Roseville went live with PowerOptix® utilizing generation offer automation, base schedule balancing and dashboard, dispatch management and shadow settlements for CAISO EIM as part of Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC) Phase 2.

February 1st, 2021: SPP WEIS Go-Live

The Energy Authority (TEA) and Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) participated in the successful launch of SPP's Western Energy Imbalance Service Market (WEIS) utilizing PowerOptix® for front-office, real-time operations and settlements.

January 18th, 2020: PowerOptix® Deployed on Azure FedRAMP (SaaS)

Hartigen has been deploying PowerOptix® on Hartigen's Private Cloud successfully for production customers since 2012.  To support Hartigen customers that have a requirement to meet the FedRAMP NIST800-53 rev4 standard, Hartigen deploys PowerOptix® on Azure.  

November 11th, 2020: BPA Meter Data Management & Customer Billing Replacement

After successfully completing the planning phase of the project, Hartigen & Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) initiated the execution phase of the project to replace their legacy meter data management and customer billing system.  BPA manages over 3,000 meters and 700 monthly invoices. 
Parallel testing is expected to start by the end of June 2021.

November 1st, 2020: Black Hills Bilateral Market Go-Live

Black Hills Energy transitioned to PowerOptix® to support all of their Bilateral Market business processes for both their Transmission and Generation Dispatch business units.  PowerOptix® is utilized Black Hills Energy utilized for trading, trade-2-tag, eTag Agent, unit commitment optimization, meter data management, customer billing, energy accounting, data visualization reporting, position management and margin calculation.

November 1st, 2020: Exelon Transformation Project Go-Live

Exelon utilizes PowerOptix® to automate front-office and real-time operations for their large generation portfolios in PJM, ERCOT, ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, AESO, CAISO & SPP.  Hartigen played a key role in delivering bi-directional integration between Edur (ETRM) and PowerOptix® to automate the aggregation and creation of ISO/RTO schedules and to book trades related to ISO/RTO awards to support Exelon's Transformation Project go-live on November 1st, 2020.

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