Calpine Corporation Discusses the Benefits of Using Allegro

Calpine Social“We work with Allegro because it provides an automated platform which can grow with us and also be flexible for our future needs.” –Hari Chandrasekaran, VP Information Systems, Calpine Corporation

We are excited to share with you our most recent customer video testimonial from Calpine! But first, we want to provide some background on the company and our long-standing relationship with their team.

Calpine is America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with robust commercial, industrial, and residential retail operations in key competitive power markets. The company’s fleet of 79 power plants in operation and under construction represents approximately 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through wholesale power operations and its retail business, Calpine serves customers in 24 states, Canada, and Mexico.

Prior to choosing Allegro’s commodity management software, the Calpine team was using multiple legacy energy trading and risk management systems (also known as CTRM software or ETRM software) that did not have the flexibility to grow with their business. As Calpine began to expand its business from strictly wholesale to include retail, the company decided to search for an enterprise ETRM software solution that would provide both out-of-the-box functionality and the flexibility to build.

“Allegro had replaced multiple legacy systems. Now all the data is coming from one system for all reporting, eliminating all of our reconciliation efforts.” –Vinatha Gollapudi, Manager, Commercial Information Systems, Calpine

Allegro’s flexible software aligns with Calpine’s growth strategy by enabling agile commodity trading and risk management processes as the company continues to grow. 

“Allegro understands Calpine’s business functionality and processes. Whenever there is a market change or a challenge in the software, Allegro is quick to turn around a solution. Allegro acts as more of business partner rather than a vendor, which has helped Calpine in a lot of ways.” –Hari Chandrasekaran, VP Information Systems, Calpine

Check out their video testimonial below:

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