AltaGas’ vision is to be a leading North American diversified energy infrastructure company. Their strategy is to execute opportunities created by the renaissance of natural gas in North America and the increasing global demand for clean energy by owning and operating a diversified mix of assets in gas, power, and utilities. The company focuses on maximizing the profitability of its assets, adding services that complement existing business segments, and growing through acquisition and development of energy infrastructure.
Founded in 1994 with the vision of building the first major independent Canadian midstream company, AltaGas has evolved into a diversified operator and developer of gas, power, and utility infrastructure. The company’s gas infrastructure touches more than 2 Bcf/d of natural gas in Canada. Its gas business gathers, processes, transports, stores, and markets natural gas and natural gas liquids.
By 2004, AltaGas’ gas segment had grown dramatically through acquisitions of gas plants and midstream business assets. Each newly acquired gas plant introduced new customers with diverse financial and commercial arrangements. And after 10 years of acquisitions, AltaGas needed to automate its processes for handling customer information, contracts, and billing.
“We were using a combination of spreadsheets and databases to manage a lot of acquisitions andlots of customers,” said Paul Puscasu, Controller Gas at AltaGas. “There was a manual aspect to the work that raised concerns about control issues, data integrity issues, efficiency, and contract storage.”