LOAD – Enterprise Facility Ratings Software
It’s a new blog!
My name is Ken Decker, product manager for DNV/GL’s LOAD product. I’ll be dedicating my blog to updates, plans, and general information about LOAD and facility ratings. My plan is to post once a month or more often, if I have some interesting content to share.
For this first post, I wanted to do a basic introduction to LOAD. What is it and why is it valuable for utilities to adopt?
LOAD is a purpose-built facility ratings management tool designed to be deployed across your enterprise so that all interested stakeholders can easily create, document, and manage facility and equipment ratings.
LOAD enables multiple stakeholders and departments throughout your organization to:
- Create and manage equipment and facility ratings
- Seamlessly integrate your facility ratings data with your technical asset data in Cascade
- Manage capital projects – building out new lines, substations, replace equipment, etc.
- Easily find any pertinent information on any piece of equipment or facility in your grid
- Track changes to facilities over time
- Document and provide evidence to support your rating methodologies for compliance with FAC008-3
- Comments and attachments at the equipment and facility level
- Comments and attachments when approving equipment or facilities
- History kept when elements and facilities are approved (who approved, when, reasons for approval, etc.)
- Easily create reports for internal or external stakeholders and quickly prepare for audits
- Export data for use in other systems (Synergi Electric, PSSE, etc.)
LOAD holds all your facility ratings data in one location and makes it easy for any interested stakeholders within your organization to find. Having all your data in one place means that you can more easily have consistent (defensible) rating methodologies applied across your organization. You can keep track of the way your system changes over time, and easily prepare for audits because every piece of current-carrying equipment in your grid is in a centralized location with defensible rating methodology applied.