Bottom line benefits at TXU

TXU Corp. manages a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy businesses in North America, primarily in Texas.

The Problem

The Texas Senate had imposed strict time limits on utilities in turning around engineering solutions to connect “green field” industrial and residential developments.

To keep the pre-requisite land and network database at TXU current, would have stretched the already overworked engineering team well beyond maximum capacity and incurred costly overtime payments.

Meanwhile TXU Networks in Australia had skilled resources and new internet technologies at its disposal.

The Solution

Working with Sue Jackman, Project Manager for TXU Utility Solutions' “Partnering Through Technology Program”, Danny Broadbent developed the strategy, managed the team and technical infrastructure at TXU Networks in Australia which would take over the backlog of TXU’s U.S. engineering workload just as the company's workers in Texas were logging off each night.

Results

Deadlines were met, quality maintained, money saved and staff less stressed.