|Control System Integration Study
||A review of existing SCADA facilities
and user requirements was undertaken as background information for a value management
study. The study was used to plan the integration of two full-graphics SCADA systems used
to control 12 hydro power stations.
||Study co-facilitator, project engineering,
||A project evaluation spreadsheet was developed
to allow options for implementing a GIS system for a power distribution company to be
|Automation / Remote Control Project Evaluation
||A detailed review of progress with a
large hydro power station automation project was undertaken. Contracts and systems
reviewed included communications, SCADA, interface design and project management,
reporting and scheduling.
||Project Manager and report writing.
|Control & Instrumentation refurbishment
||Detailed review of existing
documentation and interviews with station staff were undertaken to establish the
methodology for upgrading the C&I systems at a large thermal power station.
||Project engineering and report writing.
|Short-term dispatch hydro scheme dispatch
||Formulation of model specification,
including equations, for short-term dispatch of 32 unit hydro scheme with multiple storage
reservoirs. Review of international tenders and recommendation for purchase of a
|SCADA system contract management
||Progress meetings, outstanding
problems resolution and preparation of contract documentation associated with completion
of a full-graphics hydro power station SCADA system contract.
|Generation Control System Commercial Contract
||Preparation of conditions of contract
for procurement of a Generation Control System (GCS) for monitoring and control of a 32
hydro generator power scheme. Scope of supply includes SCADA system, unit controllers,
AVRs and governors. Contract covers development, installation and commissioning of system.
|Remote Control Architecture Review
||Advice on reliability and
architecture for a large hierarchical automation and remote control scheme. Work included
an analysis of the relative merits of PLC and RTU technologies.
|Power Distribution Company IT Project Management
||Project team member to specify, test
and commission an enterprise wide IT solution for the management of a medium size power
distribution company. Modules include CIS, maintenance management, job cost, FIS.
Interfaces are provided to GIS and SCADA. Role includes justifying IT spend on PC
||IT Project management, Board reporting, Cost
benefit study, Project management system setup
||Development of a software simulator for
modelling hydraulic and economic behaviour of a multi reservoir catchment. System has a
user customable full graphics front end
and has interfaces to the realtime data acquisition and optimiser systems.
||System architect and software developer.
|Utility SCADA and Energy accounting System
||Specification, procurement, contract
management and system engineering of a 250 site, four region SCADA system. System design
to centrally collate and verify revenue metering information for hand-off to billing
||Project and contract management, data
interface design and software development.
|Wholesale Market System Software Commissioning
||Technical supervision and project
management to install and commission software to settle the wholesale electricity market
in New Zealand.
||Site project Management.
|Wholesale Market System Testing
||Review of testing procedures to be
used for the commissioning of the Australian Wholesale Market settlement software packages
and inter-regional SCADA systems.
||Reviewer and Report preparation
|Electronic Dispatch Software
||Project Management, software
development and commissioning of a client server system to automate the dispatch of
generation on a National basis. System developed provides automatic backup configuration
and provides realtime links to the results of wholesale market settlement solutions
||Project manger, software development.
|Year 2000 Software Audit
||Systems audit and testing of realtime
and support software systems used to control and monitor multiple plant generating system.
||Audit and Tester.
|Database Management System
||Systems analysis, design and
programming of an Oracle database used to consolidate data from three separate Hydro power
station control systems. System was developed as a client-server model with users able to
view and edit data common to the three systems. An extensive set of rules where developed
to ensure points added to the system adhere to physical and configuration programming
||Analysis, software development and
|Asset Maintenance Management System
||Development of an asset maintenance
management system for recording planned work on Hydro generation plant. Database
originally developed in Access and then ported to Oracle.
|Telephone Exchange Upgrade
||System specification and contract
management for the installation of a medium-size telephone exchange for a Power
Distribution Company. System features included interfaces to Call Centre management
systems and IVR capability.
||Project Management and System
|Control Centre Relocation
||Relocation of all Control Centre
facilities to new premises while maintaining operational control of large Power
distribution network. Systems include SCADA system; all communication system interfaces
and operating support facilities.
||Project management and system
|DMS/ SCADA System Specification
||Preparation of user requirements and
system specification for a SCADA / DMS system for control of a large Power Distribution
||Project Management and System
|Distribution Utility Customer Switching Applications
||Specification of user requirements
and business process for development of database to manage customers switching
Distribution Utility retailers. Work included evaluating commercial products and setting
up a temporary system to meet immediate needs.
||Process definition, project
management, system selection
|AGC Application Development
||Procurement and customisation of an
Automatic Generation Control (AGC) software application to run on a Hydro Power Station
centralised EMS. A detailed design specification was required in order for software
development to be undertaken. Management of both Contract and client resources was
||Design Engineering, Project and
|AGC Application Extensions
||Preperation of detailed design
documentation for modifying an AGC application to work with the wholesale electricity
market & systems.
||Detailed design and software
|Wholesale Power Market System Review
||This Project involved a detailed
review of the processes used to manage the failure of the New Zealand Wholesale Market
scheduling and Dispatch Computer system together with recommendations for improvements.
||Process Review and Report