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APPA National Conference 2005. APPA National Conference 2005. RP3 A Perspective from Two Systems June 21, 2005 – Anaheim, CA. APPA National Conference 2005. Paul A. Jakubczak, P.E., City of Rock Falls Electric Paul H. Allen, P.E., Nashville Electric Service. APPA National Conference 2005.

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APPA National Conference 2005

RP3 A Perspective from Two Systems

June 21, 2005 – Anaheim, CA

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  • Paul A. Jakubczak, P.E., City of Rock Falls Electric
  • Paul H. Allen, P.E., Nashville Electric Service
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City of Rock Falls

Northwest Corner of Illinois

Population 9,800

Utility Founded in 1895

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City of Rock Falls

5500 Electric Customers

13 Employees

Peak Load 19.2 MW

7 – 1.8 MW Diesel Gensets

2 MW Hydro Facility on the Rock River

20 Miles of Fiber Optic Cable

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City of Rock Falls

All Requirements customer of IMEA

IMEA founded in 1984 with 24 original members

IMEA currently has 29 members with peak load of 630 MW

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Nashville Electric Service

  • 700 m2 service territory -332,800 Customers
  • 12,200 GWh sold in FY04
  • 55.8% of revenue from C&I customers
  • Residential Rates
    • 6.545 ¢ / kWh; $6.01 customer charge
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62 major substations

161 kV and 69kV networked transmission voltages

23.9kV, 13.9kV and4 kV distribution voltages

Secondary network system in downtown

No generation - 22 feed points from TVA

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Nashville Electric Service

  • All-time summer peak 2,474 MW Aug 2000
  • 52,223 new customers added 1994-2004
  • 1,000 employees
  • 5 member volunteer Board
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How To become a

Reliable

Public

Power

Provider

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The RP3 Program Rates Utilities on the following Four Criteria

Reliability

Safety

Training

System Improvement

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RP3 Designations

Diamond 100 %

Platinum 90 %

Gold 80 %

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  • Reliability – 30 %
    • Statistical Tracking
      • SAIDI, CAIDI, ASAI, MAIFI, SAIFI
    • Mutual Aid Participation
    • Disaster Plans
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  • Safety – 25%
    • Safety Manual
    • Safe Work Practices
      • Safety Meetings
      • Safety Incentives
      • AED
    • Benchmarking
      • APPA Safety Contest
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  • Training – 25%
    • Conference and Workshops
    • Continuing Education
      • APPA
      • In-House
      • College, University, On-Line
    • National, Regional, State Committee Memberships
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  • System Improvement – 20%
    • Research and Development
      • DEED, EPRI, IEEE
    • System Betterment
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Rock Falls

Economic Development

Budgetary Justification

Improved Customer Service

Strategic Planning

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Benefits of RP3

  • Nashville
    • Economic Development
    • Provides a level of assurance for Board members
    • Improved Customer Service
    • Employee Satisfaction
    • Management Focus
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Reliability – Nashville

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  • Service Reliability Indices
    • Outage Management System provides data for all indices for monthly reports
    • We participate in APPA’s Reliability Survey
  • Mutual Aid
    • We have signed APPA’s mutual aid agreement and state law covers emergency and disaster assistance
  • Disaster Plan
    • We have current plans for several disaster scenarios and operational areas
  • Our current operation supports the requirements of this section
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Reliability – Rock Falls

  • Service Reliability Indices
    • We use the APPA/DEED Software to generate our Reliability Indices
  • Mutual Aid
    • We have recently revised and resubmitted our Mutual Aid agreement with our State Agency which in turn submitted them to APPA
  • Disaster Plan
    • The City currently has an outdated disaster plan which we will be working on updating
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Safety - Nashville

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  • Safety Manual
    • We have our own safety manual
  • Safe Work Practices
    • Our Safety section supplied the information for the Safe Work Practices section
    • Compilation of the information took an hour or so
  • Benchmarking
    • We participate in APPA’s Safety Contest
  • Our current operation supports the requirements of this section
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Safety – Rock Falls

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  • Safety Manual
    • We use the latest version of the APPA safety manual
  • Safe Work Practices
    • We conduct monthly safety meetings which are attended by all employees
    • Meetings are conducted through our state agency which certifies their trainers
    • We currently have four AEDs and will be purchasing two more this budget year
  • Benchmarking
    • We have not entered the APPA safety contest the past couple of years, but we can supply the required OSHA 300 Form
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Training - Nashville

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  • This section provided the most value for us
  • All the training activities were listed together for the first time!
  • The list provided an insight into some training needs for our training section
  • It also identified some gaps in our current training activities
  • The training section provided focus for NES’ participation in National, Regional and State associations
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Training - Nashville

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  • Conference & Workshops
    • Sections A & B – APPA Conference & Continuing Education was time consuming due to the way we track some of these items
  • Continuing Education
    • We did not keep track of outside training
    • Other than in-house training we had no master list of other training
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Training - Nashville

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  • National, Regional, and State Committee Memberships
    • We also had no master list of committee memberships
  • As a result of RP3, we have recommended changes in our training operation
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Training – Rock Falls

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  • Tracking
    • Currently by Memory
    • Working on Spreadsheet tracking method
  • Value
    • We have found some Gaps in our Training
    • Working with IMUA to fill throughout state
    • Working with other City Departments
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Training – Rock Falls

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  • We attend APPA and State associations as our budget constraints allow
  • Continuing Education
    • State Association
    • In-house expertise
    • Use of Vendors and Manufacturer Representatives
    • Utilize Free seminars as they pertain to our work
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Training – Rock Falls

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  • Membership
    • State Agency
    • Local Boards
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System Improvement - Nashville

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  • Research and Development
    • We are a member of EPRI through TVA. Our Chief Operating Officer serves on EPRI’s Distribution Advisory Council which allocates some EPRI R&D funds
    • We are a member of TVPPA which has an active R&D committee
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System Improvement - Nashville

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  • System Betterment Measures
    • We submitted a copy of our annual capital budget along with a summary of the significant projects or programs – this information was readily available
    • We listed a recent environmental award for alternative fuel vehicles
    • We listed two process improvement projects that are currently underway
  • Our current operation supports the requirements of this section
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System Improvement – Rock Falls

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  • Research and Development
    • Members of DEED
    • Willingness to get involved with Pilot Projects
      • APPA
      • Vendors
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System Improvement – Rock Falls

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  • System Betterment
    • Not as extensive as Nashville
    • Current Budget Year Projects
    • Planning
      • Short Term 1-3 years
      • Long Term 3-7 years
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Summary - Nashville

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  • The RP3 application process provided value to our organization
  • The sections of RP3 are relevant and important to our operation
  • The RP3 application process was fairly easy for our utility
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Summary – Rock Falls

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  • The RP3 program provided valuable insight into our Utility
    • Training
    • Reliability
  • The RP3 Program can be a good comparison tool for smaller utilities
  • The RP3 program was a good to device to gather all pertinent data from multiple sources
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How We’ll Use it - Nashville

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  • The RP3 designation is anticipated to add to our favorable economic development climate – we’ll include it in our economic development activities
  • RP3 will provide our Board an independent assessment our accomplishments in the four disciplines
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How We’ll Use it - Nashville

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  • RP3 will provide recognition for our employees – we’ll include it in our community outreach activities
  • RP3 will assist in maintaining our focus on providing safe and reliable electric service
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How We’ll Use it – Rock Falls

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  • The RP3 program will be a Great asset for Economic Development data requests
  • The RP3 Program will help with Board justification for expenditures on Capital Improvement projects
  • Employee Recognition
  • The RP3 program will provide a tool for all Utilities to do a check up and comparison with industry standards
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How We’ll Use it – Rock Falls

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  • The RP3 program provides an avenue for utilities to compare different aspects of their operations
questions
Questions?

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