Three of the world’s top energy companies honored for excellence in
Development Corporation, a leading provider of commodity risk
management software, today announced that EOG Resources, Hydro Tasmania
and Neas Energy are the winners of its 2015 Customer Innovation Awards.
Allegro’s Customer Innovation Awards were created in 2014 to recognize
customers with a commitment to excellence and innovation, who have
achieved quantifiable benefits through the use of industry best
practices and used the Allegro 8 platform for commodity risk management.
These customers were nominated by Allegro customers, partners, employees
and members of the Allegro user community.
A leading third-party analyst, Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech),
was responsible for judging the nominations to select winners from each
region where Allegro has a major presence including the Americas,
Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. From the twelve
nominations, ComTech selected three winners, each representing a broad
range of companies transacting in energy and commodity markets,
including the power & utilities and the oil & gas sectors. There were
also two honorable mentions awarded, for customers TECO and Repsol.
“The Innovation Awards recognize customers who have applied creativity,
critical thinking, problem solving and innovation to their use of the
Allegro 8 Platform to successfully transform their businesses,” said
Frank Brienzi, Chief Executive Officer for Allegro. “The customers
selected were recognized for their ability to innovate and produce
greater returns in dynamic markets with increasing transaction volumes,
complex pricing, intricate deal types, and in some cases, sub-hourly
Here are the specific achievements of the winners:
EOG Resources, one of the largest independent crude oil and natural
gas companies in the US with reserves in the US, Canada, Trinidad, the
UK and China, utilized Allegro 8’s fundamental logistics component and
underlying tables and Allegro's extensive, customizable extension
functionality involving class events and custom front end views to
improve efficiency, lower costs, minimize volume losses and reduce
Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s leading renewable energy company,
generating hydropower and wind power in Tasmania, and trading
electricity and energy-related environmental products in the
Australian market. It is also the largest water manager in Australia.
Hydro Tasmania implemented Allegro’s commodity management system,
which was customized for the Australian market to meet its specific
requirements. The key benefits Hydro Tasmania achieved with Allegro
were the consolidation of all the data sources into one and process
improvements to manage market exposures and contract position across
wholesale and retail operations.
Neas Energy, an independent energy asset management company operating
in power, gas and energy certificate markets across Europe, is
continuously seeking to optimize its gas portfolio and exploit the
cross border opportunities that occur at a rapid pace. The
availability of gas transport capacity is a critical factor in
utilizing such short term opportunities and the Allegro solution
provided a smart way of presenting these cross border flow options
while at the same time allowing Neas to exploit market opportunities.
“We continue to be impressed with how Allegro customers are able to
demonstrate innovation and quantifiable business benefits with the
system,” said Patrick Reames, Managing Partner of ComTech. “Companies
that effectively utilize commodity management technologies can make
smarter, faster business decisions and improve profitability. It’s good
to see Allegro reward these users for leadership in setting industry
The full list of nominees: Genesis Energy, Occidental Energy Marketing,
TECO, Neas, Repsol, Hydro Tasmania, Plains, Devon Energy, Racetrac,
Range Resources, EOG Resources and Mitsui.
About Allegro Development
Allegro is a leading provider of commodity management software for power
and gas utilities; refiners, producers and traders of crude oil, refined
products, soft commodities and ags; and industrial energy consumers.
With more than 30 years of industry expertise, Allegro’s software
provides the global intelligence companies need to manage physical and
financial positions, and to optimize their assets and portfolios using
tools that quantify and mitigate risks. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
Allegro has offices in Calgary, Dubai, Houston, London, Singapore,
Zurich, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta along with a global network of partners.
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