Distributed Network Management System Replacement Solution (Simulation Phase)


Project Overview

The Distributed Network Management System (DNMS) replacement project was Ausgrid’s strategic initiative to replace its existing DNMS with a new advanced Distributed Management System (DMS) that modernises the operational capability of the organisation. GE’s PowerOn Fusion was the DMS selected for the trial. 

The DMS is a key capability enabler, addresses the monitoring and management requirements of Ausgrid’s highly complex power distribution system and integrates with Ausgrid’s Outage Management System (OMS), SCADA environment, operator switching functions and drives the architecture and process design for future technologies. 

The first phase of the project was the simulation phase which: 

  • Assessed the new DMS system’s DMS, SCADA and other capabilities
  • Assessed the functional compliance with Ausgrid’s design requirements
  • Assessed the capability to integrate with Ausgrid’s target OTE architecture
  • Assessed the ability to integrate with Ausgrid’s OMS system
  • Assessed the alignment between Ausgrid processes and vendor use cases
  • Enabled understanding of the scope of any customisation required
  • Developed the overall usability index of the new DMS system
  • Defined scope, schedule and implementation methodology for second phase of the project


TBH’s Role

TBH was engaged to an extensive provide project management office (PMO) service, which included the following: 

  • Establishment of integrated project controls throughout the program
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Cost reporting
  • Change management
  • Risk and issues management
  • Vendor liaison
  • Creating a deliverables traceability matrix, and monitor the project work accordingly
  • Schedule trend analysis and future trend reporting
  • Project closure

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Project Overview

Client Ausgrid
Services Project Programming, Cost Management and Integrated Project Controls
Value $10 million
Duration 2011 - 2012
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