HOUSTON, Texas, July 16, 2002 — LG&E Energy Corp. has purchased Severn Trent Systems’ (STS) Worksuiteâ„- family of products, including the STORMSâ„- work management, Schedulerâ„- resource management and DataMartâ„- decision support applications.
In 1997 Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas &Electric merged, creating an electric and gas energy provider that services over 1.1 million customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five Virginia counties.
Despite the merger, the companies remained separate distribution companies with separate information systems and business processes. In 1999 the companies carried out a “One Utility” initiative, merging the management of the two companies into a single distribution company.
However, both companies still continued to operate using different business process as well as separate information systems. Finally in 2000, the companies realized that there was a need to develop an integrated business solution supported by technology that could unite the companies across the entire service territory and enable them to meet financial targets identified as part of Powergen plc.’s acquisition of LG&E Energy Corp.
As a result, LG&E Energy Corp. initiated its GEMINI (Geospatial Enterprise Management Information Network Initiative) project to deliver four inter-related systems, implemented in three stages, which will integrate, streamline, and standardize work and asset management within Distribution Operations.
For this initiative, LG&E looked to Worksuite, specifically STORMS and DataMart, to enable the replacement of legacy work and information management applications that were unique to LG&E, and to replace Logica’s work management system, which was in use at KU. LG&E Energy also selected Scheduler to provide resource utilization functionality that was unavailable to the two utilities previously. “We will have the ability to efficiently route, schedule and prioritize work based on geographic location of a job as well as a customer service target time frame. We will also have long term resource planning and productivity and performance reporting which was not available in our old systems”, said John Wolfe, LG&E Distribution Operations Manager and Work Management Project Lead.
Jeff Brown, Vice President of the Work Management business unit of Severn Trent Systems said, “We are pleased to deliver these best-in-class applications to LG&E Energy Corp. and to partner with SchlumbergerSema for the implementation of this GEMINI initiative.”
About LG&E Energy Corp.:
LG&E Energy Corp., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a diversified energy services company that is a member of the Powergen plc (LSE: NYSE: PWG) family of companies. LG&E Energy owns and operates Louisville Gas and Electric Company, a regulated electric and gas utility serving Louisville, Ky., and 16 surrounding counties and Kentucky Utilities Company, a regulated electric utility, based in Lexington, Ky., which serves customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.
About Severn Trent Systems:
Severn Trent Systems (STS) is a software products and services organization dedicated to helping utility clients achieve higher levels of operational efficiency and customer service, through the use of work management, customer information, and marketing information solutions. STS solutions are used by the electric, natural gas, water and telecommunications industries worldwide. STS provides work and asset management software, field systems software, customer relationship management, and a full range of related professional services. Severn Trent Systems, with offices in Birmingham (UK), Houston (TX), Melbourne (AU), Phoenix (AZ) and Swindon (UK), is division of Severn Trent Plc.