Snohomish PUD – DMS Implementation Support

Overview

PSC North America worked with Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) to implement their Distribution Management System (DMS).  Snohomish PUD is the second largest publicly-owned utility in Washington State in the USA and provides electricity to over 320,000 customers in the Pacific Northwest.

PSC worked with Snohomish PUD providing business process mapping between their current operating procedures and the DMS.  Subsequently, PSC was awarded a contract for professional services to support Snohomish PUD’s Alstom Grid DMS implementation.  The PUD’s selection criteria included:

  • Our experience in utility operations and support for implementation, upgrades and support engagements;
  • Availability of suitable resources to complete the required roles and project requirements;
  • Service models that are competitively priced;
  • Strong references from clients utilizing similar services

PSC Services

The Alstom Grid DMS enhanced SnoPUD’s grid efficiency and reliability.  PSC supported Snohomish PUD  with the implementation of distribution Volt/Var control and Fault Isolation and Service Restoration (FISR) applications.

PSC brought both global experience and local resources to the project, working closely with Snohomish PUD’s highly skilled Operational Technologies Engineering team to apply our expertise in DMS operations and system implementation. PSC received high praise for our efficiency, responsiveness, and capabilities including data modelling, user interface, and utility operating procedures.