Managing Assets at the Nuclear Level

Entergy seeks efficiencies by sharing intellectual capital, best practices enterprise-wide

Atlanta  October 29, 2001  Power generator Entergy is standardizing on a work management and supply chain suite from software company Indus International to manage its fleet of nuclear plants, the solution provider announced today.

Entergy will use Indus' PassPort enterprise-asset management (EAM) software to share intellectual capital and business practices across its divisions in an effort to reduce costs, improve operating performance and ensure safety compliance.

Jackson, Miss.-based Entergy, currently among the leading nuclear operators in the world, will be migrating from single-site and older legacy systems to Indus' enterprise-wide solution, staring with a phased rollout of work management and integration to the PassPort supply chain software at their nuclear plants in the Southern United States.

The integration will extend to plants located in the Northeast in the year 2003. In all, Entergy currently plans to roll the solution out to seven sites, with a combined total of nine nuclear units.

Entergy is aiming to increase the efficiency of its business units beyond current "best-in-class" standards for the nuclear industry. The nuclear operator is looking to the EAM solution to allow it to share intellectual capital across their entire fleet of nuclear plants.

The company, which operates power generators with more than 30,000 megawatts of generating capacity, has about $10 billion in annual revenue and nearly 2.6 million customers.