Blackstone Technology Group Announces DTE Energy Goes Live with Trellis

Detroit, Mich. – 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.