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Nation’s Largest Public Power Company -- Tennessee Valley Authority -- Powers Up With IBM’s Software


Power Company Selects IBM’s Maximo Technology to Support Multiple Nuclear and Non-nuclear Generation Sites, Facilities and Transmission Operations

KNOXVILLE, TN IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has entered an agreement with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to deploy new asset and service management technology for its power-generating sites that supply energy to nearly nine million consumers. The IBM Software is designed to help the TVA staff more efficiently operate and manage its fleet of power-generating plants.

TVA is the nation’s largest public power company, with almost 35,000 megawatts of net winter dependable generating capacity. IBM’s Maximo for Nuclear Power software, part of the company’s asset and service management portfolio, will replace multiple legacy management systems and be used to track, maintain, manage and service assets at power generating and energy distribution sites across the TVA region using a single solution. Among the TVA locations to deploy the IBM Maximo technology include nuclear sites in Browns Ferry (Athens, AL), Sequoyah (Soddy-Daisy, TN), and Watts Bar (Spring City, TN).

IBM’s Maximo for Nuclear Power solution, selected by TVA, is one of the company’s industry-specific solutions. These tailored energy and power solutions are designed to help companies facilitate common processes, and ensure the toughest challenges. These include asset analysis, ensuring compliance, planning shutdowns, instilling integrity management, reducing manual intervention, addressing complex supply chain demands, facilitating continuous improvement, standardizing and sharing data, and improving organizational learning. IBM’s Maximo solution is delivered on a service-oriented architecture and increases productivity, optimizes asset performance and service levels, reduces costs and enables asset-related sourcing and procurement across the entire spectrum of critical assets.

“Clients like Tennessee Valley Authority are using advanced technologies to meet the changing requirements in their industry. Using IBM Maximo’s solutions, TVA can more efficiently manage the range of critical power-generating assets,” said, Al Zollar, General Manager, Tivoli Software, IBM Software Group. “TVA, like many other customers, recognizes the benefits of consolidating multiple systems. Maximo’s functionality combined with the industry-specific capabilities allows customers to implement a single, enterprise level solution for all of their critical assets -- both operational and IT.”


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