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Power & Gas

We know power & gas.

Opportune understands the intricacies of deregulated utility power and natural gas markets.

Success depends on complex commercial strategies, systems, controls, financial reporting and oversight.

North America power generators, wholesale supply and trading companies all benefit from our deep industry expertise in

  • Commodity Risk Management
  • Organizational & Policy Design
  • Operational Execution

We know liquified natural gas.

Opportune knows LNG project development and commercial execution expertise is utilized on a global scale among existing and new LNG buyers and LNG suppliers seeking access to new markets.

Expertise also includes working with LNG-to-Power, onshore and floating single-user and multi-user LNG import terminals, and greenfield export project development.

We are risk management experts.

Opportune excels at helping clients in the power and gas segment:

  • Develop Growth Strategies
  • Manage Commodity Volatility
  • Drive Productivity
  • Technology Transformations
  • Support Transactions
  • Implement Systems
  • Create Pipeline Scenarios
  • Streamline Trade Entry
  • Setup Risk Reports
  • Review Mark-To-Market Positions
  • Review Physical Positions
  • Identify Imbalances

Case Studies

POWER & GAS: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: ORGANIZATION & IT STRATEGY

The client engaged Opportune senior professionals to serve as an advisor to review their organization and IT strategy. The company had recently reorganized to create more separation and autonomy between supply and marketing organizations. This created the potential for significant changes to strate... [...]

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POWER & GAS: COMPLEX FINANCIAL REPORTING/PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: EARNINGS & RISK ASSESSMENT

Natural Gas Trading and Asset Management Co. (“NG TradeCo”) is a natural gas wholesaler who captures arbitrage opportunities primarily by managing physical assets. NG TradeCo is involved with natural gas marketing, trading, pipeline transport and capacity management, storage and asset management ag... [...]

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POWER & GAS: ENTERPRISE RISK: TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY: RISK MANAGEMENT STABILIZATION

The Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”), a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA consumes about $4.5 billion of coal, gas, nuclear fuel and purchased power on an annual basis, serving its customers through its f... [...]

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POWER & GAS: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: UNDISCLOSED: SYSTEMS STRATEGY TO SUPPORT ASSET-BACKED TRADING

Super Major LNG Co. (“LNG Co.”) is the LNG production and marketing business unit for a super major oil company. LNG Co. has global production and sales activities. Historically, the LNG business model has been long-term sales (20 years) tied to the development of specific LNG production facilities... [...]

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POWER & GAS: RESTRUCTURING: UNDISCLOSED: RESTRUCTURING & FINANCIAL FORECASTING

“NG Retail Distributor” is an unregulated natural gas retail distributor that captures arbitrage opportunities primarily by managing physical assets. NG Retail Distributor is involved with natural gas marketing, trading, pipeline transport and capacity management, storage and asset management agree... [...]

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POWER & GAS: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY/COMPLEX FINANCIAL REPORTING: ESSENTIAL POWER: RECONSTRUCTION OF POLICIES/PROCESSES

Essential Power (the Company) is a merchant power company that operates a fleet of natural gas-fired plants in PJM and ISO-NE. The Company’s ability to realize the inherent optionality embedded in its plants is dependent on strong commercial skills and market knowledge, supported by accurate views ... [...]

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POWER & GAS: RESTRUCTURING: ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES: CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION/FINANCIAL

Alpha Natural Resources (the Company) was the second-largest coal supplier among publicly traded coal producers with $4.3 billion of revenues in 2014 and 8,900 employees. The Company filed for bankruptcy in August 2015 with $4 billion of funded debt and emerged in July 2016 whereby certain assets o... [...]

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POWER & GAS: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: ALLEGRO NATURAL GAS IMPLEMENTATION

North American Power (NAP) is a retail power and natural gas supplier based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Founded in 2009, NAP has over $250 million in revenues and has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Most Promising Companies, and by Inc. 5000 as one of America's Fastest Growing Private C... [...]

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POWER & GAS: COMPLEX FINANCIAL REPORTING: POWER CONTRACTS

A large foreign multinational corporation (the Company) invests in power plants and renewable energy ventures in addition to its businesses in the manufacturing, trading, and financial services. The Company had recently invested in a U.S.-based wind powered electricity generation facility (the win... [...]

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POWER & GAS: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: NODAL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is an independent systems operator that manages the flow of electric power to 24 million Texas customers, representing close to 90 percent of the state’s electric load. Total capacity in the ERCOT market exceeds 74,000 megawatts. Initially, ERCOT en... [...]

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POWER & GAS: PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY: STRATEGIC PLANNING

A fully integrated North American energy retailer and services provider engaged Opportune to assist in the development of a 15-month set of goals, objectives, and plans for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Opportune began by conducting a careful background assessment and analysis of the current o... [...]

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