Outage Management Software: Arm Chair Dispatching

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This is a power outage management system focused presentation from Milsoft's 2009 User Conference. It was originally presented by Jason Settle. The Milsoft Electric Utility Solutions Users Conference is the premier event for both our users and vendors offering interoperable utility management services that enhance Milsoft Smart Grid Solutions. If you’d like to be on our mailing list, just email: missy.brooks@milsoft.com.

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Outage Management Software: Arm Chair Dispatching

  1. 1. Arm Chair Dispatching 24 Hour DisSPatch Without a Dispatch Center Jason Settle
  2. 2. Is this your dispatch chair?
  3. 3. Objective • • • • What? Why? When & Who? How?
  4. 4. Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. • System – – – – – 13,000 meters 2,700 miles of line 4,900 sq miles of territory 2 Offices / Districts Porche / Calls Manager / DisSPatch • Communication – Two-way radio – SouthernLinc
  5. 5. Arm Chair Dispatching • What? – Using DisSPatch 24 hours a day without a Dispatch Center.
  6. 6. Arm Chair Dispatching • Why? – History behind choice
  7. 7. Arm Chair Dispatching • When & Who Dispatches – Work Hours • Engineering Coordinators – After Hours • E&O Staff – V.P. of E&O, Operation Supervisors, System Engineer, and Engineering Techs
  8. 8. Arm Chair Dispatching • How? – Laptop – Connection to Office – Communication to Crew – Standby Supervisors
  9. 9. Connection to Office • Preferred – DSL Service • VPN Client – Will allow you to work as in office • Will Work – Wild Blue • Remote Desktop to Server or PC – Server allows for Multiple Clients
  10. 10. Communication to Crew • Two-way Radio – 35 watt Base Station – Handheld • SouthernLinc – Radio / Cell Phone
  11. 11. Standby Supervisors • One Supervisor for System • Daily Rotation – Mon. – Thur. – Fri. – Sun. Weekend days taken together • Reimbursement – Daily Pay – Phone / Internet Bill
  12. 12. Arm Chair Dispatching • Demo • Discussion – Why and Why not
  13. 13. Arm Chair Dispatching • Questions?
  14. 14. Jason Settle jsettle@pioneerelectric.com

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