Infrastructure

TIBCO Picks Up Reliant, Altra and El Paso

Business infrastructure provider TIBCO Software Inc. announced Wednesday it had contracted with several energy companies — including Reliant Energy Services, Altra Energy Technologies Inc. and El Paso Corp. — to automate their back-office systems. The Palo Alto, CA-based company has four product lines now being used by more than 800 global customers that integrate enterprise applications, provide B2B commerce and deliver personalized enterprise portals.

April 5, 2001

INGAA: Obstacles Hinder Future Pipeline Expansion

Firing a shot across the bow of local distribution companies(LDCs), INGAA Chairman Stanley C. Horton, CEO of Enron GasTransportation Services Co., said yesterday the LDCs are standingin the way of desperately needed interstate pipeline capacity.

February 28, 2001

CA Prices Tight Despite Lifting of ISO Cap

As infrastructure and market functioning problems persistedMonday, the California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO) calledits 14th Stage One power alert since Nov. 1 and the 46th of theyear, signifying its reserves were expected to dip below 7% whendemand peaked between 5-7 p.m. PST. Initial indications were thatCal-ISO’s price cap lifting late Friday brought additional supplybids but had no impact on easing price increases.

December 12, 2000

California Threatens Market Takeover

Threatening takeover of the state’s electric infrastructure,California officials Tuesday continued their unwavering call forthe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide consumerrefunds and cost-based rates to stabilize wholesale markets in thestate and throughout the western U.S.

November 20, 2000

California Threatens Market Takeover

Threatening takeover of the state’s electric infrastructure,California officials Tuesday continued their unwavering call forthe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide consumerrefunds and cost-based rates to stabilize wholesale markets in thestate and throughout the western U.S.

November 15, 2000

Industry Briefs

ExxonMobil Corp. has selected mySAP.com as the primary backbonefor the company’s global business infrastructure project, accordingto the German firm, SAP AG, which bills itself as the world’sleading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions. The systemwill be designed to consolidate systems for the recently mergedExxon and Mobil companies, while improving business processes for100,000 employees worldwide. “We have been customers of SAP sincethe late 1980s, and we are excited to continue to build upon ourinvestment in SAP solutions to meet our business objectives ofmaintaining best-in-class business performance for our BusinessLines,” said Jerry Kohlenberger, president of the ExxonMobil GlobalServices Co. “By consolidating and upgrading all systems tomySAP.com, we will tighten synergies around the globe andstreamline business processes.”

September 25, 2000

Mitchell’s New Projects Boost Sales

Mitchell Energy & Development Corp., which two weeks agoannounced it was increasing its capital budget nearly $50 millionmore this year, said it has completed two system expansion projectsin North Texas, boosting both natural gas sales and gas liquidsproduction.

September 14, 2000

Industry Briefs

PECO’s Exelon Infrastructure Services Inc. (EIS) announced a newservice yesterday in which gas utilities are offered a newcured-in-place relining technology, called starliner, forrehabilitating faulty mains and services. Utilities perform morethan 150,000 gas service line restorations and 4,500 miles of gasmain restoration each year, Exelon said. The majority of this workinvolves the traditional open-cut excavation. Unlike straight orrigid liners, cured-in-place liners can be installed through bends,fully open fittings, and where there may be variations in internaldiameters. This new service minimizes costly tasks like trafficcontrol and digging up and restoring streets, which account for 70%of the cost in gas line restoration work. Starliner has been usedsuccessfully in Europe since 1991 to restore over one million feetof gas main. EIS is the first construction company to offerstarliner to the U.S. market.

April 5, 2000

SoCal Demand Soon May Exceed Supply

A new pipeline may be needed in Southern California to eliminateimpending gas supply and infrastructure constraints, which couldbecome critical in the next few years, according to participants ata one-day roundtable last week in San Diego. Demand is expected tofar exceed supply in the burgeoning southern end of California andon both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, where population,industrial and energy growth are surpassing expectations.

January 31, 2000

SoCal Demand Seen Exceeding Supply in the Near Term

A new pipeline may be needed in Southern California to eliminateimpending gas supply and infrastructure constraints, which couldbecome critical in the next few years, according to participants ata one-day roundtable set up by the California Public UtilitiesCommission (CPUC) Tuesday in San Diego. Demand is expected to farexceed supply in the burgeoning southern end of California and onboth sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, where population, industrialand energy growth are surpassing expectations,

January 27, 2000