ScottishPower has gone live with a new integrated IT platform designed to enhance asset optimisation and dispatch performance.

The company’s Global Energy Management team has replaced a large proportion of its IT systems with an integrated solution supplied by energy market software specialist Quorum.

Having previously used a number of systems provided by different vendors, the introduction of Quorum’s suite has enabled ScottishPower to rationalise its IT provision to reduce complexity and the cost associated with support.

The new system will streamline the user experience for trading and control centre teams and improve interfaces to wholesale and balancing services markets. The change also heralds the introduction of automation to enhance efficiency and manage risk. Together these changes align IT systems and infrastructure to the emerging needs of the business.

Paul Usher, Commercial Director at Quorum, said: “Our team has really enjoyed working with ScottishPower on the design and delivery of a single software platform to fulfil its complex short-term trading, availability forecasting and dispatch requirements.

“Having just connected the new integrated system to the Elexon network, the next phase of the project will see us introduce a battery forecasting and control solution and our short-term trading decision support and automation platform SOLV Trader.”

Neil Stainton, Director, SP Energy Management, added: “The team at Quorum has worked closely with us to deliver a range of systems that enhance the efficiency of key processes and create a clear path for future development that will ensure we stay ahead during a critical period in the development of energy systems and markets.”