MinMax enhances NERC Compliance Features in eSMART

With the increased interest from our existing customers and potential customers, eSMART would like to announce the release of eSMART 9.1 with major enhancements to our NERC Compliance Features (PRC-005 and FAC-008).  These enhancements are based on the design inputs from our existing FAC-008 and PRC-005 users that bring eSMART’s regulatory compliance capabilities to the…

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MinMax Technologies partners with WESCO Distribution

Beginning March 1, 2020, MinMax Technologies became a partner with WESCO Distribution to make its leading asset management and inspection program called eSMART (Electric System Maintenance and Asset Reliability Tracking) easily available to all the utilities across North America.  With 55 utilities (Munis, Co-ops, & IOUs) already benefiting from the efficiencies of eSMART, MinMax is…

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MinMax featured for the 8th time in T&D World Magazine – February 2020 Issue

MinMax client, Wood County Electric Cooperative, has been featured in the February 2020 issue of the T&D World Magazine.  The story, submitted by Logan Thompson, “Co-op Improves Substation Inspections with Analytics”, explores how investing in MinMax eSMART has enhanced their maintenance operations. In the article, WCEC describes the many benefits of digitizing their substation inspection…

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MinMax Launches eSMART 9.0!

MinMax is proud to announce the launch of MinMax eSMART – a product that covers the entire spectrum of electric power utilities assets.  From power plants to meters, eSMART takes us to a new level of asset performance.  The release of MinMax eSMART 9.0 (Electric Systems Maintenance & Asset Reliability Tracking) will replace the existing…

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MinMax to present Webinar “Electric System Inspections. Improving Data Collection & Results with Technology & Innovation.” hosted by AEGIS Loss Control

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm (EDT) MinMax Technolgies’ President, Dr. Nand Singh, will be presenting a webinar hosted by AEGIS Loss Control.   The webinar, “Electric System Inspections.  Improving Data Collection & Results with Technology & Innovation.”, will highlight the use of technology innovation and best practices to improve utility’s asset management…

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MinMax showcases eSMART at the 2019 Midwest Transmission Conference

MinMax attended this year’s Midwest Transmission Conference in Grand Forks where they participated as a vendor.  MinMax demonstratedtheir latest product called eSMART – Electrical System Maintenance and Asset Reliability Tracking software.  MinMax eSMART software covers the entire spectrum of power deliver – power plants, transmission structures, communications sites, substations, distribution, and meter exchanges. The Midwest…

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MinMax SMART signs client number 50!

MinMax SMART reaches a significant milestone by signing its 50th client!  A fast-growing Transmission Operator becomes the 50th client of SMART.  The TO will use SMART to manage all of its newly acquired transmission assets and get organized for NERC compliances.  “We are obviously very excited about our 50th client and our reach into the…

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MinMax Loves Giving Back!

Here at MinMax we believe it is important to give back to our community. We proudly participate in local charity events and donate to organizations that support these same intentions. Here are just a few recent organizations that we have contributed to: -NRECA International- A program that provides electrification to 18 developing countries around the…

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MinMax releases SMART 7.12 with Major User Upgrades

Based on many of the high ranked features suggested by our users at the 2018 SMART User Conference, MinMax released SMART 7.12 packed with several user productive enhancements.  Most of the features focused on work orders, pictures, documents, and report scheduling.  With such a rapid turnaround of features during the holidays, the new release made…

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MinMax invited to speak at FIBERCON hosted by WESCO

MinMax Technologies’ founder, Dr. Nand Singh, attended FIBERCON as an invited speaker on July 19th in Memphis Tennessee.  FIBERCON, a WESCO seminar, was attended by several utilities from the southwestern states. Dr. Singh spoke on Asset Management with a focus on increasing substation asset performance.  He encouraged utilities to deploy a system by keeping the…

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MinMax releases SMART 7.5 with upgrades to Frequently Used Reports and Schedule Template Builder

As a tool designed by utility industry professionals, SMART is a complete asset management and inspection system for transmission, substation and distribution assets. In order to provide highly-customizable, easy-to-use tools, MinMax Technology works closely with customers to introduce new SMART features on an on-going basis. Based on the feedback received from the SMART administrators and…

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MinMax SMART deployed in our newest organization: Choptank Electric Cooperative

After their recent successful deployment, MinMax would like to welcome our newest organization, Choptank Electric Cooperative, to SMART. Choptank Electric is the second largest cooperative in Maryland. The electric distribution co-op serves 9 counties on the eastern coast and is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization. They were founded on September 21, 1938 and currently serve 53,000…

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Second Arkansas Cooperative Gets SMART

South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative has selected SMART for its extensive capabilities, flexible nature and ease of use. The progressive cooperative serves more than 10,000 consumers over nearly 2,000 miles of line. SMART offers a comprehensive library of assets and inspection questions, allowing utilities to quickly tailor forms and reports to their needs. Because SMART…

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Oklahoma Municipal Electric Utility Deploys MinMax SMART

The second-largest municipal electric utility in Oklahoma has selected MinMax SMART to streamline inspections and strengthen data collection as part of its long-range plan to maintain and upgrade utility infrastructure. The community-owned utility has maintained its own electric generation since 1903 and is now the state’s largest transmission owner. With an intuitive interface, use of…

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New Features Added in SMART 6.31, Now Available

With summer temperatures climbing, MinMax has released SMART 6.31, adding new customization options to the easy-to-use software. New features reflect common requests and wish list items from our customers. Is there something you wish you could do? Tell us! New in SMART 6.31: Inspections have a new Question Type called Difference that instantly compares current…

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Tennessee’s Largest Electric Cooperative Selects MinMax SMART

The largest electric cooperative in Tennessee has selected MinMax SMART to improve their asset management inspections and data collection. Following an extensive evaluation and review of available software tools, the cooperative selected SMART for its secure cloud-based environment, flexible and customizable guided inspections, and intuitive, user-friendly interface. Serving more than 210,000 residents and businesses through…

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2017 SMART User Conference: October 4-5, Dallas, Texas

We are excited to announce that the 2017 SMART User Conference will be held in Dallas on Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th. Our jam-packed agenda includes hands-on tutorials and real-life implementation stories from utilities of all sizes. We’ve built-in networking and Q&A time to ensure that participants have time to get to know…

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MinMax Session at VMDAEC E&O Conference: Building and Deploying a Successful Asset Management System

With the growing popularity of its asset management and inspection software for utility operations, MinMax was invited to speak at the annual E&O conference organized by VMDAEC on May 2-3 at Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) exists to serve the member-owned electric cooperatives in the three-state area.…

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9 of the Top 30 G&T Coops Are MinMax SMART Users

With 9 of the top 30 G&T (by miles of transmission line) coops selecting MinMax SMART as their asset management and inspection software, the total number of inspection questions answered over the past four years has topped three million. MinMax is able to bring such large utilities on board by making its products scalable, while maintaining…

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MinMax Showcases SMART 6.30 at TechAdvantage 2017 in San Diego

TechAdvantage is the leading technology conference designed exclusively for electric cooperative professionals engaged in C-level, engineering, operations, IT, purchasing and supply, and marketing decision-making.  Attendees learn how to improve performance, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve member services with a wide range of sessions, workshops, learning labs and networking opportunities engineered to generate powerful ideas…

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MinMax SMART Enters 2017 Inspecting 1,500+ Substations

With several large G&T co-ops choosing SMARTest from MinMax as their preferred tool for asset management and inspection, SMART is now managing well over 1,500 substations across North America.  In addition to the substations, the utilities are also inspecting several thousand other assets such as transmission structures, lines, communications sites, distribution poles, and line devices. In an…

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Central Electric Power Coop Brings SMART In-house!

Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEPC) is a transmission cooperative owned and operated by eight member-owner distribution cooperatives.  Collectively they deliver power through a network of 120 substations to a 22,000 square mile area in Central Missouri.  These eight electric distribution cooperatives are located in the Central Missouri region as depicted in the map above. After a careful…

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N.W. Electric Power Coop with 140 Substations Gets SMART !

After evaluating the leading software tools for substation asset performance, N.W. Electric Power Cooperative has selected SMART as the cloud-based software tool for its transmission line and substation inspection.  As a G&T electric cooperative, N.W. is responsible for maintaining 140 substations and approximately 1700 miles of transmission line which delivers the power to the seven distribution cooperatives…

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SMART Makes Its Way to California!

  With its 108,450 electric customers, the 6th largest public power utility in the state of California, The City of Riverside,  becomes the first utility in the state to adopt SMARTest as its substation asset inspection and performance tool.  The decision makers at The Riverside substation department chose SMART for its ease of use and flexibility in…

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Another Canadian City Gets SMART!

The popularity of SMART as a preferred tool for transmission/distribution substation asset performance is making an impact in all of North America. After a careful evaluation of the SMARTest module, the city of New Westminster became the newest member of the Canadian SMART users.  New Westminster is a historically important city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia,…

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SMART Makes a Quantum Jump with KAMO POWER!

While SMART has become popular as a substation and distribution asset management and inspection software tool for municipal utilities and cooperatives operating with a range of 2 to 80 substations, It just took a quantum jump by being selected  by a large generation and transmission cooperative, KAMO Power,  operating in Oklahoma & Missouri.  With its G&T operation consisting of 300+ transmission substations…

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SMART Showcased as a Possible Solution for Aging Electric Utility Infrastructure at TechAdvantage 2016

NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts.  It provides retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.  TechAdvantage – a flagship event organized annually by NRECA…

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T&D World Magazine (Nov. 2015) Features NNEC and SMART

A Focused Approach to Preventive Maintenance (pp-34; Nov. 2015) Northern Neck Electric Cooperative Gets Smart Unifying its Substation, Line, and Pole Inspections   { The following paragraphs are excerpted from the 5-page narration of NNEC’s process of evaluation, selection, and deployment of SMARTest for their substation and distribution inspections and more ….} ——- At the North…

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SMART Does It Again in NC!

Within a span of 2 months, SMART was selected again by another large municipal utility in North Carolina with 20+ substations to replace their aging legacy system. SMART was selected by its engineering and operations management team to be their future tool for performing asset management, inspection, and maintenance of all their substation and distribution…

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MinMax Demonstrates SMART 6.0 at the 2015 Southeastern Meter School

Bolstered by the response received from the utilities in southeast, MinMax participated and demonstrated SMART 6.0 at the 2015 Southeastern Meter School and Conference held on March 16-19 at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. The school is sponsored by Southeastern Meter Technical Association in cooperation with Utility Technology Association. The school provided a forum for…

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T&D World (Nov. 2014) Talks About SMARTest ver. 5.11

The T&D World Magazine in its November 2014 issue talks about the MinMax’s latest release of its Substation Maintenance and Asset Reliability Tracking software SMARTest 5.11. SMARTest 5.11 features an integrated project and work order management system, a comprehensive easy-to-use document management system, offline inspections, work orders and service calls with access to prior inspection…

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Bristol Cities on a Roll – BTES, TN Gets SMARTest As Well !!

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) is a municipality-owned electric utility that also provides high-speed internet, telephone, and cable television services over a fiber optic network. BTES is in the business of providing reliable, safe, and cost-effective electric service to more than 33,000 customers in a 280-square-mile service area in the City of Bristol and Sullivan…

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Bristol, VA Gets SMARTest !

Bristol Virginia Utility (BVU) becomes the latest municipal utility to get on the bandwagon of SMARTest. Impressed with the rich inspection capabilities of SMART, and with its focus on substation and distribution operation, and the intuitiveness of the program, BVU will position SMARTest as its key inspection and maintenance tool. Bristol is an independent city…

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Electric Energy T&D Magazine Selects MinMax and City of Weatherford for The Grid Transformation Forum

For the Grid Transformation Forum in its July/August 2014 issue, the Electric Energy T&D Magazine selected Dr. Nand Singh, the founder of MinMax technologies, a Texas-based software company, in delivering software-based productivity tools for substation operations for utilities with two or more substations. Joining Dr. Singh is Doug Evans, electrical engineer with the Texas City…

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NTUA Deploys SMARTest to Inspect their Power Distribution Across 27,000 Sq. Miles

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) selected the latest release (release 5.11) of SMARTest from MinMax to manage the inspection and asset maintenance of their 73 distribution substations and 306,000 distribution poles spread over 27,000 sq. miles. The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering over 27,000 square miles of…

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SMART In North Carolina !

As more people learn about the capabilities (both inside and outside the substation fence) of the SMART suit of applications and its affordable pricing, they are stepping up to SMARTest for their distribution operations. After seeing the demo and reading about SMART in the March 2014 edition of T&D World magazine, a small utility from…

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SMART Enters Alabama !

With five substations, the City of Troy, Alabama, has selected SMART from MinMax to assist them with their substation asset management, inspection, maintenance, and repair. They liked the rich library of SMART with pre-populated substation-maintenance-related information, its ease of deployment and operation, and the cloud-based flexibility. They were impressed with the instant readiness of SMART,…

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MinMax releases SMART 5.2 (March 2014)

The major highlights of SMART 5.2 are: Instant Inspections – Ability to perform instant inspections without creating a schedule Track budget accounts – Ability to assign budget accounts and track actual man-hours and costs against them Manage WOs using a Gantt Chart  – Use a Microsoft Project like Gantt chart facility to display and manage Work Orders…

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SMART 5.0 Released

The major highlights of SMART 5.0 are: Offline Mode – Ability to perform inspections in an offline mode when there is low/no cell coverage GIS-enabled – Ability to capture and assign latitude and longitude coordinates in decimal format and display equipment on a Google map Work Orders – Automatic Work Order generation from scheduled inspections…

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SMART Selected By a Midwest Public Utility as Their Substation Inspection Tool

After a two-month long pilot study of SMART, a leading public utility from Missouri has selected SMART as their software tool for substation maintenance and inspection. The utility will maintain and inspect 16 substations with a focus on record management and NERC compliance. SMART was selected for its intuitiveness, cloud-based functionalities, primary focus on smaller…

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MinMax Launches SMARTER by Conducting an Extensive Focus Group Study

With a successful reception of its initial Substation Maintenance and Asset Repair Tracking (SMART), MinMax conducted an in-depth focus study for its next version called SMARTER (enhanced with Equipment Reliability) by visiting several small to mid-sized public power utilities across the country. In addition to predictive maintenance, SMARTER will include: An extensive repository of all…

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MinMax Joins APPA

As a recognized vendor to public power utilities, MinMax Technologies joins APPA as a corporate associate member with visibility and access to a significant portion of the United States $250 billion electric utility industry and an opportunity to expand its share of the municipal electric market. The American Public Power Association (APPA), which is based…

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SMART Featured in T&D World Magazine & Case-studied by Microsoft

Transmission & Distribution World is the leading industry magazine for the electric power industry edited for engineers and operating professionals. Feature articles are written primarily by technical editors and industry professionals in the user and manufacturer groups. In its January 2012 issue (pp. 44-48) of the magazine, the editors have profiled SMART, a Substation Maintenance…

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