The new system will increase efficiency and save money for WAPA, according to WAPA Executive Director
WAPA already uses an older version of the Maximo system, and this would be an upgrade, Hodge said.
The new system will allow WAPA to accurately track labor, inventory and costs associated with maintaining the utility's assets.
It will track maintenance and performance history of the generating units, help to anticipate parts and labor needed and streamline the way the utility's purchasing, inventory and maintenance systems interact.
The first phase of the new system would go live in January.
The board also amended the contract with the
WAPA signed a contract with
Hodge said Wednesday that the change does not affect the money or cost of the contract, it simply gives WAPA more control. It will ensure that warranties for the new equipment are given to the utility, not just the contractor.
"We wanted to have more say and involvement, so we want to be party to the contract to have more control," Hodge said.
Under the contract, WAPA will pay about
The move should save WAPA about
WAPA will use about 250,000 tons of propane annually.
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