2014 Transmission & Distribution Benchmarking Insights Conference. Capital Projects & Portfolio Management. June 24-27, 2014 Nashville, TN. Agenda. Portfolio Management Project Management Outcomes Practices. DILBERT. The Capital project process.
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2014 Transmission & Distribution Benchmarking
Capital Projects & Portfolio Management
June 24-27, 2014
Role of asset management is described in the individual practice sections
2013 Survey results
Most companies are forecasting level capital spending
Note: compare to current year data
Source: Questions CP125, DF70, TF65, Page 36
#35 Transmission Only. Very large scale increase in spending
( CP125.1 + CP125.2 + CP125.3 ) / ( DF70.1 + DF70.2 + TF65.1 + TF65.2 ) * 100 , ( CP125.4 + CP125.5 + CP125.6 ) / ( DF70.1 + DF70.2 + TF65.1 + TF65.2 ) * 100 , ( CP125.7 + CP125.8 + CP125.9 ) / ( DF70.1 + DF70.2 + TF65.1 + TF65.2 ) * 100
( CP125.3 ) / ( DF70.1 ) * 100 , ( CP125.6 ) / ( DF70.1 ) * 100 , ( CP125.9 ) / ( DF70.1 ) * 100
#35 Transmission sub only; very large increase projected.
( CP125.2 ) / ( DF70.2 + TF65.2 ) * 100 , ( CP125.5 ) / ( DF70.2 + TF65.2 ) * 100 , ( CP125.8 ) / ( DF70.2 + TF65.2 ) * 100
#35 large scale transmission capital spending
( CP125.1 ) / ( TF65.1 ) * 100 , ( CP125.4 ) / ( TF65.1 ) * 100 , ( CP125.7 ) / ( TF65.1 ) * 100
“Walked in” is terminology from one of our clients that refers to projects that are not in the original annual budget (usually approved prior to January 1 or sooner), but are added during the year. Usually these rush
projects do not always get the same degree of planning and vetting.
All projects (5)
37 Distribution Projects - 100%
22 Distribution: Major overhead, URD and Street Light have individual
Division managers. Substation: All projects have a project coordinator
35 All capital funded projects have PMs. Serve New > 500KVA, Serve
Existing such as large road widening & system improvement type projects.
26 All projects are assigned a PM.
17 PMs are assigned to all capital construction projects regardless of size.
Less complex capital projects may be assigned to engineers, designers
or planners to fill the role of PM
Complex projects (3)
38 Complex, cross -functional and/or highly political projects and programs that usually spend >$5M.
32 230 kV and 500kV and UG Transmission Projects; these are outside consultant PMs.
31 345kV transmission line builds
Projects > $500k
39 Projects that have a budget greater than $500,000 and have an engineering component have Engineering PMs. Line construction projects driven by private new business, public agencies,
system integrity and system reinforcement have RMT PMs.
27 Over $100,000
Source: Question, Page 12
#32 reported a very high number of project managers
( CP60.1 ) / ( (Total T&D Capital FERC) / 100000000 ) , ( CP60.2 ) /
( (Total T&D Capital FERC) / 100000000 ) , ( CP60.3 ) / ( (Total T&D Capital FERC) / 100000000 ) , ( CP60.4 ) / ( (Total T&D Capital FERC) / 100000000 )
2013DRC = 3.5 FTEs/$100M
2012 = 5 FTEs/$100M
2011 = 3 FTEs/$100M
Note: the inverse is Budget Managed per PM
Source: Question CP60, page 13
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