Projects, Staff Augmentation & Playbooks

Tilix is a “wheel-turner” with the ability to drive through all obstacles and challenges on the road to winning the fossil fuel end game.

PRINCE 2, TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT and other best practices are the tools of Tilix’s trade.

Tilix Playbook

At Logicor Energy, Tilix led projects are instrumental in setting up an electricity supply business.

Tilix have augmented staff at Telefonica IoT (as the comms hub Technical Lead for SMIP) and at National Grid (as industrial IoT & Analytics architect for the Deeside Project).

Enterprise Architecture

Tilix has helped new entrants like Our Power, OneSelect, Orbit Energy and Logicor Energy architect their enterprises.

Tilix involvement is particularly intense when new entrants establish their initial operating capabilities and execute a controlled market entry. During the full market entry and BAU, Tilix tends to take an advisory role and works on a call off basis.

In architecting retail businesses Tilix consultants often work as a team of three. One is focussed on buying energy. Another leads on selling energy. Whilst the third brings expertise on moving & metering energy.

Brokering Partnerships

It is not surprising that Key Partnerships is the first section of the Business Model Canvas. There is no such thing as end to end or we can do it all.

Tilix works as a partnership broker to help our clients push forwards their commercial success in the transition to smart and digital energy. We find the variety here particularly satisfying: every partnership has different commercial and technical nuances that have to be taken into account.

Leading Innovation

Entrepreneurs looking for the next wave of energy and clean-tech innovation turn to Tilix to help generate ideas, find the most promising options and create tangible results.

The tools and techniques we use include Lean Start-up, pretotyping, prototyping, Business Model Canvas, ideation workshops, natural planning and (good old fashioned) brainstorming.

Licensee Consulting

Tilix regulatory expertise is strongest in energy supply as evidenced by our work for Ofgem in faster and more reliable switching. However, the firm offers experience from across the whole value chain.

For example Become Energy recently turned to Tilix for strategic and tactical advice on licensing spanning generation, distribution and supply.

Digital Engineering

Tilix designs, builds and maintains systems of engagement and systems of intelligence that deliver value across the whole energy value chain.

We are experts in loosely coupling to systems of record from the likes of Gentrack, Utiligroup, Ferranti, AMT-Sybex and CGI. For example, we have integrated with the Junifer Billing & CIS system to form highly cohesive systems of engagement comprising:

  1. Content Managed Websites that act as shop windows to the world.
  2. Acquisition Portals that hook into industry data from ECOES and DES as well as databases of tariff information. At the end of the acquisition journey, a customer is created in the billing and CIS system.
  3. Self-serve Portals which deliver outgoing bills, letters and other communication. These also provide customers a window on their consumption information and a means to submit meter reads.
  4. DRMS Dynamic Relationship Management Systems that track suspects, prospects and leads. They are used to track inbound and outbound industry communications with integration into platforms like Salesforce.com, Hubspot and SugarCRM.

Directing IT

Building on experience of long term IT leadership assignments with Ovo and Good Energy, Tilix provides a range of IT management and IT governance services to SMEs in the energy, sustainability and clean-tech markets. Key areas of focus for Tilix consultants are:

  • Governance & Management
  • Infrastructure & Service Desk & DevOps
  • Systems & Applications
  • Buy or build decisions
  • Data Architecture & Retention Policy
  • Unified Communications
  • InfoSec (governance, pen test, GDPR)

For organisations without an IT Director, Tilix offers a fractional CIO service. In these cases, our clients enjoy the benefit of first class IT governance and management without the overhead of employing a full-time member of staff.

For SMEs with an in-house IT capability, Tilix provides ad hoc advisory, interim management and project based solutions on an as needed basis.

Energy Management

Tilix guides our clients to reducing energy costs and carbon. Using a systems thinking approach, we start with an assessment of the efficiency and CO2 footprint of the value chain. We then present options for moving towards clean, cheap and cheerful energy. Areas where we have expertise include:

  • Investment in renewable generation or energy storage.
  • Demand Side Management (DSM).
  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).

Research has never been more critical in helping government and industry increase the stock of knowledge on local, regional, national and international problems and opportunities in energy.

Tilix couples authoritative views of the energy industry together with modern market research methods which gives our clients a unique perspective on the smart and digital transformation of energy.

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