Georgia Transmission Corporation Improves Project Management Precision with Enterprise Solution
 
 

Georgia Transmission Corporation Improves Project Management Precision with Enterprise Solution

Georgia Transmission Corporation operates as a cooperative transmission services provider in Georgia. It provides electric transmission services to 39 electric distribution cooperatives that distribute power to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company also provides its services to power suppliers, power marketers, and independent power producers.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

  • Ensure effective management of projects for co-op members—such as building new power substations, installing new transmission lines, conducting infrastructure upgrades, and  completing routine maintenance projects
  • Improve project status update cycle time
  • Ensure on-time and on-budget project completion
  • Improve ability to efficiently allocate human resources—whether hard matrixed to a specific team or floating—to optimize resource utilization and avoid project delays

Solutions

  • Deployed Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management to gain visibility across the enterprise including more than 300 electric infrastructure projects, both large and small, underway at any given time
  • Gained new agility in mapping projected costs to actual cost and in importing actual costs from the accounting system nightly to proactively manage cost trends
  • Leveraged Primavera P6’s time sheet capabilities to functional managers, group leads, and associates, giving 150 team members real-time visibility into their schedule commitments
  • Acquired the ability to effectively and centrally track, capture, and analyze time that team members spend on specific projects—optimizing resources and avoiding over allocation that might delay projects or increase costs
  • Gained enterprise visibility to manage and reduce project risk
  • Used automated reporting to publish nightly status updates and added scheduled reporting  to resources
  • Enabled Web-based access to the system to provide project managers with system access when and where they need it
  • Worked with Oracle Partner Evans Technology for training and on-site consulting to ensure a smooth deployment and knowledge transfer

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