A report that may have sparked the fight between Imperial Irrigation District directors two weeks ago shows problems with the district’s energy management system.
Intellibind, a company that provides services to help with regulatory compliance, evaluated the district’s management practices to recommend improvements to the energy management system’s operational effectiveness, according to the closed session report.
The plan, the report states, was completed after a 60-day extension was filed. IID internal deadlines were ignored while a focus was placed on the Western Electricity Coordinating Council deadlines.
Intellibind found that overall the energy management system’s management is informal and duties are poorly defined, according to the report.
Other issues of concern are a lack of communication both within the department and externally, as well as no project change management in place.
“The management methods are not consistent with current industry standards for managing computer systems,” the report reads. “Intellibind’s overall assessment is that EMS Operation Team needs to implement current Management Systems Operations practices and fundamentals.”