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Hartigen Solutions Releases PowerOptix™ Next Generation Independent System Operator and Regional Transmission Organization (ISO/RTO) Transaction Management System

Hartigen Solutions, LLC, has announced that Tenaska Power Services Co. (TPS) has implemented PowerOptix™ to manage transactions in the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) market. TPS plans to roll out PowerOptix™ to manage transactions in other markets starting January 2013.

PowerOptix is built on Hartigen’s LS-Evolution™ rapid application development platform that provides complete separation of core architectural components and business functionality. As a result, new functionality can be delivered immediately, without the traditional months or sometimes years of design iterations that are typical with other solutions.

TPS specializes in physical power marketing and electric asset management for utilities and non-utility generators. A Dallas-based affiliate of energy company Tenaska, TPS is one of the largest marketers of physical power in the United States.

“We selected PowerOptix™ to replace one of the leading third-party solutions because it offers a lower cost of ownership, a cleaner and more intuitive user interface, a newer technology stack and, probably most importantly, its open architecture. The Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) allows us to easily mold the platform into our current customer-centric processes,” said Michael Bohan, TPS Senior Director of Strategic Technology.

Jeremy Carpenter, TPS Vice President of Asset Management and Operations, said, “The Hartigen team worked well with our resources to streamline the transition to PowerOptix and provided great support.”

“Many ISO/RTO market participants struggle with their legacy ISO transaction management systems’ overall cost of ownership including maintenance, infrastructure, and people, as well as critical performance and reliability issues,” noted Hartigen Solutions’ President David Potts. “PowerOptix successfully puts these concerns to rest.”

PowerOptix™ is deployed on a single platform with a centralized data model/mart for all ISOs/RTOs. The application can be delivered on premises or as a secure Software as a Service (SaaS.)

About Tenaska Power Services Co.

Tenaska Power Services Co. (TPS) is the power marketing affiliate of Omaha, Nebraska-based energy company Tenaska, one of the leading independent power producers in the U.S. Tenaska is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 25th-largest private company in the U.S., based on 2010 revenues. TPS specializes in physical power marketing and electric asset management for utilities and non-utility generators, and is one of the largest marketers of physical power in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, TPS operates a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week electricity trading floor. In 2011, the company marketed 5,152 gigawatt hours (GWh) of power and managed more than 21,326 megawatts (MW) for generating assets. For more information about Tenaska, visit www.tenaska.com.

About Hartigen Solutions, LLC

Hartigen Solutions, LLC is a Houston-based technology solutions and services company that has set a new bar for the development, integration, and delivery of performance-centric software technology for North American ISO/RTO market participants Hartigen’s leadership team is highly experienced in the areas of ISO/RTO business process design and evolution, as well as in management, design, development, quality assurance, implementation and testing of ISO/RTO transaction systems and complementary applications. Hartigen delivers professional consulting services and solutions that create accelerated, measurable results. To learn more about its LS-Evolution and PowerOptix solutions, visit www.hartigen.com.

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