Arizona Public Service Company’s Use of IT Monitor Scott Griffith IT Supervisor Arizona Public Service Company
About Arizona Public Service Co. APS is the regulated distribution subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. We are the State's largest electric utility, providing reliable power with quality service at a reasonable cost for over 118 years. We serve over 1,200,000 customers in 11 of 15 counties in Arizona.
About Arizona Public Service Co. APS has a Generation mix consisting of Nuclear, Coal, Gas, Solar and Wind generation.
PI was selected as our corporate standard data historian in 2001.
We now have PI used throughout our Generation fleet.
We use IT Monitor, RT Alerts, PI ACE and Highly available PI.
APS and IT Monitor While IT Monitor is utilized at Palo Verde, Four Corners, West Phoenix, Red Hawk and Cholla This presentation will deal with the use of IT Monitor at the Cholla Power plant. Located in North East Arizona.
APS and IT Monitor When we purchased our first IT Monitor system we were licensed on a per point basis. We will be upgrading to the new licensing model which is based on a per device basis. This will help us to capture more data without worrying about the point count.
IT Monitor Package Components Yes No No Traceroute, Cisco IP Phone, Data Access Package, Universal File Loader, Batch File, XML and HTML data collection Yes Yes No IP Flow, Packet Capture, Syslog, Windows Mgt Instrumentation, Windows Event Log, SNMP Trap, RDBMS data collection Yes Yes Yes Ping, SNMP, TCP Response, Windows Performance Monitor data collection Yes Yes No* Advanced Computation Engine Yes Yes Yes RtAlerts Yes Yes Yes Template Packages Yes Yes Yes IT Organizer and IT Overview Enterprise Enterprise Enterprise PI Server Professional Advanced Basic Component IT Monitor Package
Capital project to install Single Mode Fiber throughout the plant and upgrade network switches.
By showing capacity of the network and load with hard trends we were able to sell the fact that a network upgrade and infrastructure upgrade was needed before any additional systems were added to the process network.