OMS Implementation for Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI)
Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) based in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada implemented an Outage Management System (OMS) based on CES
International's Centricity suite of software and supporting
technologies, and a GIS by ESRI and mobile data system by Utility
Partners. ExtenSys assisted CES International in various aspects
of this implementation.
The Role of ExtenSys
ExtenSys was responsible for the interfaces between the OMS
and the new and legacy systems. ExtenSys also assisted NSPI in
activities surrounding the system "go live" in 2001.
ArcGIS Object Model Design and Interface
ExtenSys assisted in customizing the ArcFM 8 object model to
NSPI's business requirements and ensure it supported the OMS.
also developed the interface between ArcGIS and Centricity.
interface moves data from ArcGIS into Centricity on a
frequency dictated by the business, but it is typically performed
daily. ExtenSys developed an Extractor program using
ESRI's ArcObjects that detects changes to the GIS dataset and extracts
data from affected areas in order to keep the OMS up-to-date. The
extractor is a general
purpose program, so ExtenSys configured it for NSPI.
The extracts are then preprocessed and run through the
Centricity model builder. ExtenSys wrote and configured the
Interfaces to Legacy Systems
ExtenSys was responsible for the development of interfaces
between the OMS and the following external systems: SCADA System,
DCI Sentry System, Work Management System, IVR System and the Customer
Information System. MQSeries was used for some of the interfaces.
OMS Specialist, Control Centre Operations
Nova Scotia Power