News Releases

Call to Schedule Demo
315.635.1695 x111

31 Oct 2014


Convergence Solutions LLC announces the completion of its Gas Tracking System version 4 UI refresh with Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

Convergence Solutions LLC (CSLLC) has successfully completed a year-long UI refresh of its Gas Tracking System (GTS) version 4 with Fortis Inc.'s operating company, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson) located in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The completion of this project allows users of Central Hudson's implementation of GTS version 4 to now use all aspects of GTS on current browser technologies and technology platforms such as smartphones. This upgrade enables Central Hudson to continue to use its implementation of GTS as its Customer Choice/Natural Gas Transportation Services management software without the costly investment of replacing the application while moving forward with new technologies.

Diane Seitz, Manager Energy Resources at Central Hudson Gas & Electric, has this to say about working with CSLLC during the UI refresh project and over the years in support of GTS at Central Hudson.

"It was a pleasure to work with Convergence on the upgrade of our GTS system. Their experience and knowledge of our Retail Access program, as well as other programs in New York State, allowed us to increase the functionality of the system without interfering in our day to day business needs. Over the years we have found that we can always count on Convergence to work with our group or our IT department to quickly resolve problems. We appreciate all they have done for us!" - Diane Seitz

CSLLC's Gas Tracking System was implemented at Central Hudson in 2007 to manage its Customer Choice/Natural Gas Transportation Services program. Prior to this implementation, CSLLC personnel (operating under Bridge Technology, Inc.) completed business requirements and functional design definition analysis and prepared a proposal for Central Hudson to create a Gas Retail Access/Customer Choice management software solution. Upon approval of Central Hudson"s rate case submitted to New York State's Public Service Commission, CSLLC was awarded the contract for the Construction and Implementation of a Gas Retail Access/Customer Choice management system for Central Hudson.

In 2008, Central Hudson's GTS was updated to include a reconciliation module, in 2011 and 2012 updated with minor business and regulatory changes, and most-recently updated with a UI refresh. During all of these projects - analysis, construction, implementation and updates - CSLLC (Bridge Technology, Inc.) has delivered every project on time and within the budget.

Central Hudson's GTS implementation has been maintained and supported by CSLLC since 2007.

About Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson) is part of the Fortis Inc.'s federation of utility companies. Central Hudson is a regulated transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 78,000 natural gas customers in a defined service territory of New York State's Mid-Hudson River Valley that extends from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City north to the Capital District at Albany. Central Hudson's territory is serviced by 5 pipelines that deliver natural gas to 1 citygate.

About Convergence Solutions LLC
Formed in 2011, Convergence Solutions LLC is a leading provider of Natural Gas Transportation and Customer Choice Management solutions bringing together the most experienced software development team in the industry. Since 1995, Convergence Solutions’ team has worked together applying proven software development processes and professional utility expertise to analyze business operations to develop Natural Gas management solutions.

Gas Tracking System (GTS) is a secured web solution providing natural gas utilities and suppliers a seamless way to manage their Natural Gas Transportation and Choice programs. GTS provides the channel for tracking, accounting and billing of natural gas delivered through interstate pipelines serving millions of natural gas customers being managed by utilities, energy suppliers and pipelines. GTS SaaS managed services provide the security, reliability, performance and highest level of support utilities expect and require.

Convergence Solutions works extensively with their clients in managing their solutions to meet the continuously changing business and regulatory requirements along with providing support for the solutions they have developed and integrated over the past decade.

Take GTS for a Test Run
Are you interested in seeing first hand the features and capabilities of GTS? Schedule a time to view a software demonstration or call 315.635.1695 x111 to speak with a representative.

speak with a representative.