Blackstone Technology Group Announces DTE Energy Goes Live with Trellis

  Blackstone Technology Group Announces DTE Energy Goes Live with Trellis

  Web-Based, Easy-To-Use, and Configurable Solution for Natural Gas Pipeline

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DETROIT -- May 2, 2013

Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm, and DTE
Energy announced a “go live” of Trellis. Trellis will allow DTE Pipeline and
Bluestone Gathering, wholly owned subsidiaries of DTE Energy, to efficiently
manage all natural gas transactions and grow their transportation and
gathering businesses.

Blackstone’s unique Trellis solution is a web-based, single-platform natural
gas pipeline and transaction management solution that helps energy service
providers stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing and unique world of
natural gas transportation management. Trellis is the most configurable
platform in the industry for the complex energy delivery business, allowing
users to resourcefully manage assets and perform business functions. Trellis
will significantly enhance Bluestone’s ability to manage all commercial
activity such as contracts, nomination, scheduling, allocation, billing, and
invoicing in addition to, creating business intelligence reports and providing
first-class customer service.

“We researched the market for an IT solution and concluded that Trellis best
fit our needs in terms of the unique and advanced technology that allows us to
quickly respond to our changing business needs as we grow our asset
portfolio,” said Steve Richman, DTE Energy Manager – Business Development. “We
are pleased with the configurability, implementation, and ease-of-use of
Trellis. We look forward to continued development with Blackstone Technology
Group as we grow our Midstream portfolio.”

“DTE’s implementation of our Trellis solution showcases Blackstone’s long-term
strategy and commitment to transforming the energy and utilities industry with
state-of-the-art technological capabilities,” said David Mysona, Chief
Executive Officer of Blackstone Technology Group.

For more information on Trellis or Blackstone Technology Group, visit

About Blackstone Technology Group

Blackstone Technology Group ( is a 275+ person,
privately-held, global IT services and solutions firm founded in 1998.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Sacramento, Denver,
Houston, San Jose, and Washington DC, our mission is to implement innovative
IT and business process solutions that help our clients address industry
challenges, achieve cost containment, and transform their business models
within their respective commercial and public service marketplaces. Blackstone
has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results, with
a noteworthy client list that includes many Fortune 1000 businesses and US
Federal Government and California State Agencies.

About Trellis™

Trellis™ ( is a feature-rich, web-based,
single-platform natural gas transaction management software platform that
allows Utilities, LDCs, Storage, Hub, Gathering, and Pipeline Companies to
manage the full spectrum of their complex business and ensure regulatory
compliance with ease, efficiency and security. The Trellis solution helps
energy service providers contain cost, drive operational efficiencies and
achieve greater revenue potential through its configurability and full suite
of integrated business processes. Some of Trellis’ features include
counterparty, contracts, customer choice, nominations, scheduling,
measurement, allocation, trading, billing, and credit and risk management
business functions.

About DTE Energy

DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved
in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services
nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1
million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving
1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes
non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects and
energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at, and


Blackstone Technology Group
Katherine An, 415-837-1400 ext. 134
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