Mt. Wheeler Electric Cooperative

Mt. Wheeler Electric Cooperative Chooses PZM To Simplify Their Substation Inspection Program

February 1, 2020

Mt. Wheeler implements Protection Zone Management TM (PZM) to simplify and provide consistency to their substation inspection program.

Frustrated by outdated electric substation inspection programs, Mt. Wheeler Power had enough of keeping track of paper inspection forms and entering data on paper first, then another entry into their excel spreadsheets.

After reviewing PZM and the mobile-enabled inspections, and instant synchronizing of the inspection records, Mt. Wheeler wasted no time implementing the program.

Mt. Wheeler inspectors and engineers are excited with the simplicity of the PZM substation inspection program and the time they save eliminating the paperwork and double data entry.

Additionally, Mt. Wheeler recognized the benefits of instant feedback of PZM's mobile app inspection entry and the action based reporting engine. Mt. Wheeler Electric Cooperative now has a simple and effective substation inspection program that provides information Mt. Wheeler can act on to improve their system.

About Mt. Wheeler Electric Cooperative

Mt. Wheeler Power was incorporated in 1963 by local citizens who wanted to bring central station electricity to parts of Nevada and Utah that were commonly known as "One of America's Last Great Power Deserts."

In 1971, their goal was realized as the cooperative started operations and began providing steady, low-cost power to White Pine County; parts of Elko, Eureka, and Nye counties in Nevada; and Western parts of Tooele, Juab and Millard County in Utah.

Mt. Wheeler Power currently services more than 4,600 member-owner accounts disbursed over a 16,000 square mile territory in four Nevada counties and three Utah counties.Linemen maintain more than 200 miles of transmission line and over 1,800 miles of distribution line throughout Mt. Wheeler Power's service territory.

About Protection Zone Management—PZM

Protection Zone Management (PZM) is a simple, comprehensive and leading-edge inspection and maintenance program designed to improve electric utility operations.

The PZM program delivers a mobile and web-based inspection experience that helps electrical utility co-ops bring their inspection programs into the 21st century.

Benefits of PZM include:

PZM is an electrical utilities inspection software solution that puts your inspection and maintenance program on cruise control and frees up management time for other important business initiatives.

Click here if you are interested in learning more about how PZM can help your electric utility simplify the substation inspection and line patrol experience.