Managing Pricing Uncertainty for Renewables

POSTED BY Joseph Collins ON November 22, 2017 IN Blog

Especially in Europe, renewable energy generation—specifically, wind and solar energy—comprises a significant percentage of the overall energy-generation mix. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, newly installed renewable capacity was at 138.5 gigawatt (GW) in 2016—an increase from 127.5 GW in 2015 and 106 GW in 2014. Electricity prices, which already exhibit large intraday variations because …

First Question Answered By CTRM Analytics: Where Am I Making Money?

POSTED BY Scott Creed ON November 15, 2017 IN Blog, CTRM

Commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) systems are data rich but information poor. They do a great job of capturing detail and ensuring transactional fidelity—meaning that you have clean, accurate data that can be used across the lifecycle of each transaction, including accounting, settlements, invoicing, and payables. However, it can be difficult to obtain meaningful …

We’re Hiring Technical Software Consultants! Learn More about a Career with capSpire

POSTED BY Megan Coger ON October 30, 2017 IN Blog

capSpire is a global consulting and solutions company that creates, customizes, and implements meaningful technology for commodity-focused organizations. Since 2013, capSpire has been recognized on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. It is with this foundation and this same energy level that we expand our European team as well. At capSpire, …

The Top 5 Areas of Digitalization That Will Impact Commodity Trading

POSTED BY Amrik Sembi ON October 24, 2017 IN Blog, CTRM

Earlier this month, capSpire participated in the EMART Energy Conference 2017 in Amsterdam. A premier educational and networking event for traders from utilities and energy companies across Europe, EMART is a platform for disseminating the latest industry news, trends and market insights to help traders thrive in the dynamic power and energy markets Held on …

4 Reasons Why Allegro Users Should Upgrade to Allegro Horizon

POSTED BY Larry Loocke ON October 17, 2017 IN Blog, CTRM

Right now, it’s a great time to upgrade to Allegro Horizon. This newest version of the software has been through several successful implementations since it was introduced more than a year ago. A big differentiator for Allegro Horizon is that the software lets you buy modules in a piecemeal manner so that you only get …

capSpire Excited to Sponsor at Allegro User Group Event

POSTED BY Kimberly Janicki ON October 10, 2017 IN Blog, CTRM, Events

The month of October offers several opportunities to network with capSpire.  We look forward to seeing Allegro customers at the User Group meeting this month, and will also be hosting a webinar devoted to the topic of upgrades.  Tulsa residents can visit us at the Oktoberfest Corporate Night Event. capSpire is pleased to sponsor a …

How Midstream Companies Can Profit in Today’s Challenging NGL Market

POSTED BY Mike Scharf ON October 3, 2017 IN Blog, Optimization

Over the last few years, the U.S. market for natural gas liquids (NGLs) has undergone significant changes that have introduced complexity and compressed margins for NGL midstream companies. Let’s discuss four of the most significant changes in the market and how NGL midstream companies can maintain healthy margins in this landscape. 1. More shale production …

Join Us for The Tulsa Energy Professionals Fall Networking Mixer

POSTED BY Emily Fixter ON September 25, 2017 IN Blog, Events

Doesn’t the idea of spending a crisp fall evening in the open air with a smooth bourbon and a juicy burger sound great? Then you should be at the Tulsa Energy Professionals (TEP) Burgers & Bourbon Mixer, featuring a bourbon tasting by Jim Beam. You’re invited to join us at The Penthouse Bar at the …

cAST Simplifies Day-to-Day Allegro Use Without Additional Support

POSTED BY Rob Parker ON September 19, 2017 IN Blog, CTRM

Need to diagnose a problem, reduce time spent on administrative tasks, or have controlled back-end access to your Allegro system? We created the capSpire Administration Support Tool (cAST) just for you. A single application that you can download and run for free, cAST enables you to work with your full Allegro system and gain back-end …

The Value of a Managed-Services Partner Post-Launch of CTRM Platforms

POSTED BY David Barrett ON September 12, 2017 IN Blog, CTRM

When implementing or upgrading to a new commodity-trading-and-risk-management (CTRM) platform, many companies understand the value in partnering with a technical consultancy that has the in-depth skill set, knowledge, and experience to get the job done right. But it can be easy to overlook the value of maintaining this partnership once the platform is live. Launching …