For years, PSE&G has conducted a successful program for asset management and asset strategy. Now, the utility has begun to leverage newly available Business Intelligence technologies to provide interactive reporting and analytical depth to their asset risk assessment program. Within the PSE&G service area are thousands of substation assets that provide the data required for the condition assessment algorithms used in the program. This data needs to be presented in a concise, actionable manner to enable decision making, i.e. grid operations and engineering, network design, asset strategy, budget planning, etc. In addition, tools that allow users to perform ad hoc analysis within the same presentation environment are essential. Gaining valuable intelligence on how various factors (either time-based or business process-based) that can affect performance can be critical in preventing future failures, supporting continuous improvement and benefit the financial investment of the utility. This talk will describe how PSE&G is using recently available technologies to empower utility asset management team users through enterprise data access and integration, enhanced visualization and analysis in a collaborative environment. Examples will illustrate IT and OT convergence by demonstrating the application of the latest technology with the needs of the business for operational decision making. This approach quickly promotes a better understanding of the vast amount of substation asset condition assessment information to any group throughout the enterprise.
DICK WERNSING is currently Manager of Electric Asset Strategy at PSE&G with responsibilities that include the definition of asset information strategies for the utility, asset risk management, creation of system policies and practices, future systems evolutions, successful deployment and implementation technologies, and providing technical expertise for mobile business development projects. His work draws on the extensive knowledge and technical expertise Wernsing acquired during 40 years at PSE&G in the delivery, transmission and production of electricity, computer and telecommunications support. He has developed a Computerized Maintenance Management System that provides Condition and Criticality Assessment on all major inside plant equipment: transformer, breaker and relays: it leverages mobile work management and wireless technology to collect real time information from inspection crews. Most recently he has been working closely with PSEG LI to develop an Asset Management Model and Asset Risk Management. He has been a member of the Distributech advisory board since 2011. Wernsing began his career at PSE&G as a Substation Mechanic, Relay Technician and has held management positions in the Operation and Maintenance Areas supporting energy delivery, power generation, transmission and information technologies.