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Custom-Assembled Maintenance Forecast Platform

Case Study: One of the leading renewable energy companies was in need of an upgrade to their custom-assembled forecasting platform that predicts future maintenance in order to reduce downtime and costs while optimizing the energy grid layout.

Featured Energy & Utility Management


Technology Used
Spring Framework


Agile | Scrum


Additional Services
Amazon Web Services


Create New System With Energy Forecasting and Diagnostics Tools


Project Requirements

Before contacting Intertech, a leading energy consultancy and operations management company spent millions of dollars per year on third-party software to run a system of forecasting and diagnostic tools. However, these tools were disparate and didn’t fit all the client’s needs. Realizing that for a similar one time investment, they could combine existing software into a custom, proprietary applications with fewer licensing costs and better stability, they evaluated their options and selected Intertech.


In partnership, Intertech and the client’s development team released a highly customizable analytics platform for the industry. Using Docker containers and Amazon Web Services to scale and run the complex simulations in parallel, the containers can now spool down when not in use, saving money through best-practices load optimization.


Initially, the client chose to pursue development internally with its own software team. As development got underway, it became apparent that the internal software team did not have the human resources to complete the applications in a timely manner. The client then contacted Intertech to add experienced consultants to their development team.

Since the client had already begun working on the project, Intertech’s consultants needed to quickly learn the existing codebase and project plan. Four Intertech consultants integrated into the client’s various scrum teams, based on need and expertise. With experience in the technologies, Intertech consultants were able to share knowledge and expertise, benefiting the project.

The result was a highly customizable analytics platform on the cutting edge for the industry, and a proprietary solution that gave the client control over a faster, more robust, and more cost-effective application.

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