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PCA has designed and developed several custom Internet database applications for clients in the Energy & Utilities sectors. Our worked involved economizing operational performance, analyzing and decreasing production costs, improving quality of service, developing of new revenue models, and creating new planning and forecasting standards.
 Unitil
Unitil is a public utility holding company headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire that provides local distribution of electricity and natural gas in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Unitil serves more than 100,000 electric customers and 70,000 natural gas customers, and provides energy brokering and advisory services to large commercial and industrial customers in the United States.
PCA was engaged by Unitil to provide SQL Server engineering audit and remedial engineering services to optimize the performance and reliability of its core meter data management, reporting and billing system.
 National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG.; NYSE:NGG) is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. Its core business is the delivery of electricity and natural gas.
PCA was engaged by National Grid to provide MS Access engineering services for its Gas Capacity Request system.
Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc. (CERA) Logo
Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc. (CERA), an IHS company, is a leading adviser to international energy companies, governments, financial institutions, and technology providers. CERA delivers critical knowledge and independent analysis on energy markets, geopolitics, industry trends, and strategy.
PCA designed and developed a custom Liquid Natural Gas Sourcing and Pricing Analytics application that allows CERA analysts to provide comprehensive LNG Value Chain analytics to their customers worldwide.  The solution incorporates a Smart Client application for CERA Analysts to manage data, integrated with an ASP.Net website and IHS Active Directory.
United States Aluminate Company (USALCO) Logo
United States Aluminate Company (USALCO) is a chemical manufacturer that produces high quality sodium aluminate, aluminum sulfate and other aluminum-based products.
PCA designed and developed a comprehensive ERP Smart Client suite, including: Inventory, Purchase Order, Quotation, Distribution and Procurement Management applications.
Custom PCA database solutions can encompass many aspects of the energy value chain, from upstream energy exploration, extraction and production, thru midstream pipelines, storage and transport, to downstream energy refinement and associated distribution and retail activity.  We view opportunities for greater operational efficiency along the entire value chain, especially in the following areas that are considered ancillary to the core production process:
  • Accounting & financial reporting for energy industry operations
  • Construction, supply and maintenance of machinery and equipment
  • Electric utility SCADA operational reporting and analysis
  • Field service resource provisioning, scheduling and QOS tracking
  • Energy and utility data tracking, charting and reporting for multiple locations
  • Utility cost and consumption data analysis and forecasting
  • Generating unit operational performance analysis
  • Energy trading and scheduling operations, load forecasting and power market analysis
  • Industrial energy consumption, billing, settlement, revenue management, usage and transaction management
  • Bill tracking, verification, allocation, targeting, budgeting, bill validation and auditing
  • Collect, manage, view, analyze and distribute energy market intelligence data
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