Leading projects to a safe road of success is a demanding challenge. The increasing complexity of tasks and the organizational structure complicates determining the optimal project team, gearing this team towards a common goal and achieving stakeholder-satisfaction by keeping deadlines, on agreed quality and budget.
Category: Energy IT
The energy sector is subject to constant change. Digitzation intervenes in operational processes and by that, offers a wide range of opportunities. Along with trending topics such as Blockchain, Smart Meter and IoT, another trend is proliferating in the energy sector: B2B trading platforms.
Thyssengas GmbH, a natural gas transmission system operator with headquarters in Dortmund, Germany, transports up to 10 billion cubic meter of natural gas via 4,200 kilometers of grid securely every day. The high level of cross-linking demands complex requirements towards efficient business processes and how to integrate into the IT-environment of Thyssengas. Since 2009, EXXETA has been the TSO’s IT service provider. Primarily, Thyssengas uses MTS TSO standard software for its initiation and operation of transport network capacities.
Thyssengas GmbH is a transmission system operator (TSO) for natural gas based in Dortmund. The company uses the EXXETA software products “Contract and Capacity” and “Nomination” from the MTS TSO Suite. Dr. Carsten Leder, head of the department for process development and fundamental issues at Thyssengas, has taken the time to answer EXXETA 3 questions on the general quality of IT solutions and the satisfaction of EXXETA software products.
So far it is not possible to estimate the future impact and business models of Blockchain technology. On March 30 2017 two EXXETA colleagues traveled to Frankfurt/ Main to attend the BDEW Forum “Blockchain – an opportunity for the energy industry” to discuss with other participants on viable business models with the Blockchain technology in the energy industry.
Constant and rapid change places new challenges to companies in the energy industry every day. External influences, such as changing customer needs, new and regulatory requirements or new data formats are only a small fraction of the reasons for these challenges. Therefore, the IT infrastructure and the application landscape are growing to a complex structure making efficient enhancements more difficult. In the early stages of an IT project, it is crucial to prepare a good basis for successful project implementation.
E-Point is a digital marketplace for buying, selling, exchanging and sharing energy and services. The target groups of this innovative and interactive platform are public utility companies, redistributors and industrial customers.
In the first part of our report on blockchain, we claimed that the blockchain is an innovative technology that allows users to perform direct, fast, and forgery-proof transactions. While there are already some wellknown commercial applications in the financial sector, the use of Blockchains in other sectors, such as energy has so far been limited to a few pilot projects.
Blockchain technology experienced an explosive attention rise in 2016 and was placed by IT experts at the top of the trend curve, the so-called peak of inflated expectations. Analysts from Gartner Inc. are confident that the Blockchain technology is not just a hype but promises numerous potential applications for the future. Can this technology meet indeed these high expectations? At the moment, companies from different sectors are wondering whether it is worth to invest in this trend.