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Utilities Protect Infrastructure from Wildfire with Mapping App

October 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid

REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014—Wildfires raged across Northern California and southern Oregon in August. But thanks to a new map application, two local utilities were able to monitor and protect more than 16,000 miles of transmission lines that serve nearly…

Philadelphia Water Streamlines Operations with Enterprise Data Management System

July 31, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance, Water

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is a municipal utility providing a population of nearly 1.7 million people in three eastern Pennsylvania counties…

Avineon Releases Avineonics ORMS Version 5 with Storm Management and Wires Down Features

June 25, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Modeling

Avineon, Inc., a successful provider of information technology, geospatial, and engineering support services, has released Version 5 of the Avineonics®…

Smart Cities and the Smart Grid

May 26, 2014 - in Energy, Sensors

A veritable “perfect storm” of challenges and opportunities is profoundly changing the fundamentals of urban areas throughout the world. The driving force is the exploding growth of urban populations caused by both global population growth combined with…

Top Utility and Security Leaders to Gather at EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum in D.C.

December 19, 2013 - in Announcement, Energy

Attending the EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum will be utility CEOs from around the country, the former director of the CIA and numerous cybersecurity experts. The forum will be held in Washington, D.C. March 3-4, 2014. Focused on security threats and solutions,…

GE and ike(GPS) Improve Utility Worker Efficiency with Mobile MapSight Device

December 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance, Products

Improving field utility worker efficiency and building on its advanced utility asset measurement offering, GE's Digital Energy business has announced it is branding ikeGPS' innovative field measurement product as MapSight. This revolutionary solution integrates…

Driving Discipline and Rigor for Utility Asset Management

December 12, 2013 - in Energy, Interview

Spatial Business Systems (SBS) has been consulting with utility customers on the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for more than ten years, with an eye toward systems engineering, business analysis and advanced integration solutions. The company…

Esri Introduces ArcGIS for Electric and Gas

December 4, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Products

Esri today announced the release of ArcGIS for Electric and ArcGIS for Gas—ready-to-use maps and apps designed for utilities. Both are freely available to Esri customers. Developers and utility experts at Esri spent years studying industry needs and trends…

Gainesville Regional Utilities Mines with Cityworks Analytics

November 19, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) is reaping the benefits of Cityworks Analytics, a set of templates designed to help organizations better measure their work activities, expenses, and key performance indicators (KPIs). The solution has provided GRU a means…

ikeOS and ikeDesktop Upgrades Focus on Joint Use Utility Pole Market

September 24, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Data collection solution manufacturer, ikeGPS, announced the next generation of its OS and desktop software at the Western Energy Institute’s (WEI) Joint Use Conference in Seattle this week.  Attendees of the conference will be among the first to see the…