PSE&G goes live in the middle of an ice storm

In an industry and time where many large projects suffer from inordinate delays and costly overruns, PSE&G has implemented the solution effectively, smoothly and without setback. The conversion was extremely complex and included aspects such as digitizing 845 circuits from paper maps for their ESRI-based GIS system, geo-locating over 500,000 customers and assigning them to transformers, and verifying customer and circuit connectivity through an exhaustive QA/QC process. The company also placed a high degree of focus and attention on change management, training, reports and business metrics to ensure a successful rollout of the system. “This could not have been done as accurately and efficiently as we did it, if it were not the cross functional and dedicated team we had on this project,” said Michael Schmid, PSE&G’s distribution business systems leader.

FOLSOM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 15, 2001–The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) declared a Stage Two Emergency Sunday, January 14, 2001, for Northern California only. The brief emergency lasted from 7:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. after participation thinned in the ISO real-time market and resources became scarce in the northern portion of the state. The peak demand on the California ISO grid was 27,959 megawatts at 6:13 p.m.

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