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Allegheny Energy Supply Routine WM

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Background:

  • No standard system-wide process or measures in place to proactively manage asset reliability.Ten generating stations representing approximately 8000 MW of generation capacity
  • EFOR rates exceeding 5% and generally trending negatively system-wide
  • Highly localized workforces following unique work management processes to varying degrees of success.
  • A mix of union and non-union facilities operating in three different states (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland)
  • Regional Directors and Station Managers desired increased head count to get more work completed

Process Results:

  • Improved overall productivity. Average hours per work order from over 10 hours to 4.5 hours.
  • Daily compliance to maintenance schedule from < 40% to over 80%.
  • Established, trained, and coached a planning organization (selected from the existing work force)
  • All scheduled jobs planned.
  • Validated PM work from near zero to over 30% of work completed
  • Improved the participation of operators in maintaining asset reliability.

Bottom-Line Impacts:

  • Increased Productivity à Improve availability while reducing over 75 FTE system-wide
  • Reduced Operating Costs à $6.4 M savings after 2 years

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