Largest Electric Generator in New York State to Benefit from Real-Time Data Access across All Levels of Organization
Transpara Corporation today announced that KeySpan Corporation (NYSE:KSE) has chosen Transpara’s Visual KPI operations intelligence software to deliver on-demand, decision-support information to employees using mobile devices. Visual KPI enables KeySpan to easily create, customize and distribute real-time Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Scorecards on any web browser to a broad spectrum of users throughout the enterprise, from executives and plant managers, to watch supervisors and technicians.
“Our employees, no matter what their role in the organization or whether they’re at their desktop or on a cell phone, need access to certain business-critical information,” said John Ragone, automation manager, Electric Production Department of KeySpan Corporation. “By putting on-demand KPI data in the hands of these employees, we’re enabling more efficient and smarter decision-making. That translates to reduced risk, and ultimately a significant competitive edge.”
KeySpan is targeting two key groups for immediate deployment: operations managers, who need access to data after-hours and in off-site situations, and technicians, who can use Visual KPI as a ‘tech toolbox’ to get specific data about remote locations and site areas. KeySpan is also exploring the use of Visual KPI by energy traders, who are often out of the office but need timely access to data affecting bidding strategies.
Transpara, a Gold-certified ISV of OSIsoft, allows KeySpan to leverage their existing technology investment in OSIsoft’s PI System and SmartSignal’s EpiCenter. By integrating with existing technologies and delivering actionable, decision-support information directly to the responsible user, Transpara provides improved insight into KeySpan’s organizational performance.
A member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, KeySpan Corporation (NYSE:KSE) is the fifth largest distributor of natural gas in the United States and the largest in the Northeast, operating regulated gas utilities in New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire that serve 2.6 million customers. These customer-focused businesses are complemented by a portfolio of service companies that offer energy-related products, services, and solutions to homes and businesses. KeySpan is also the largest electric generator in New York State, with approximately 6,600 megawatts of generating capacity that provides power to 1.1 million customers of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) on Long Island and supplies approximately 25 percent of New York City’s capacity needs. KeySpan also operates LIPA’s transmission and distribution system under contract to LIPA. In addition to these assets, KeySpan has strategic investments in pipeline transportation, distribution, storage, and production. KeySpan has headquarters in Brooklyn, New England, and Long Island. For more information, visit KeySpan’s web site at www.keyspanenergy.com.
About Transpara Corporation
Transpara delivers operations intelligence software that provides mobile professionals in the process and utility industries with real-time asset and operating data on any web browser, whether on hand-held devices or the desktop. Transpara’s Visual KPI ensures that responsible parties throughout the organization and supply chain, from plant floor managers to executives, have on-demand access to business-sensitive information, enabling stakeholders to create and distribute Key Performance Indicators in order to monitor their entire asset base. With Transpara, customers reduce operating costs and lower business risk by promoting corporate transparency and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements such as Six Sigma, Title V and Sarbanes-Oxley. Transpara is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif. For more information, visit www.transpara.com.
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