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SSE Implements ZEMA Enterprise Data Management System

November 2, 2012, VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada -

November 02, 2012 – Richmond, B.C. – ZE PowerGroup Inc. (ZE), the developer of the award winning ZEMA enterprise data management suite, has successfully implemented ZEMA to provide SSE with a centralised data warehouse and analytics environment to support their risk and trading activities. The ZEMA implementation has replaced an SSE in-house system, and will improve business processes.
ZE was selected after a competitive tender process that showed ZEMA could fully meet SSE’s requirements.
Some of the key benefits of the ZEMA implementation include:

  • The capture, centralisation and validation of a large universe of data from both external and internal sources including market data.
  • The automation of the forward curve workflow process within ZEMA forward curve module.
  • The ZEMA open architecture and web services layer provided ease of access to data and ease of integration with existing BI tools and third party systems including the ETRM platform.
  • The comprehensive functionality and high performance of the ZEMA data management system supports the existing requirements and the future growth of the SSE business.

Ian Gordon of ZE Power said “ZEMA has provided SSE with a robust centralised data management and analysis platform that will allow significant improvements in data quality, transparency and workflow, as well as internal resource overhead requirements. ZE is pleased to add SSE to its’ European customer base”.
Julie McNay, ETRM Project Manager at SSE said “the ZEMA system was chosen due to its ability to automatically update market data from a wide range of data providers and integrate seamlessly with our ETRM system. It also provides a central access point for market data across the company whilst enforcing the copyright restrictions required by our data vendors”.
SSE is leveraging the ZEMA Suite’s Data Manager, Market Analyzer, Development Toolkit, Dashboard, Data Validation, Client Connect and Data Direct Excel-Add-In integration components. The ZEMA Suite enables SSE to integrate advanced strategic decision making tools by providing a centralized source for industry data and providing the ability to perform flexible modelling of that data.

About SSE plc

SSE plc is one of the UK’s leading energy companies. Its core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. It is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity; energy trading; the development of major renewable energy projects; the extraction, storage, distribution and supply of gas; electrical and utility contracting; data centres and telecoms.


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