GIS – A foundational technology for electric utilities

GIS – A foundational technology for electric utilities

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Bill Meehan, P.E., Director Utility Solutions, Esri highlights the role of GIS in eradicating communication flaws in the sector
Bill Meehan, P.E., Director Utility Solutions, Esri highlights the role of GIS in eradicating communication flaws in the sector
Utilities need to be
proficient in providing the
service quickly; and
geospatial technology could
assure that

Talking about how utility

industry thrives on geospatial

technology,
Bill Meehan, P.E.,
Director Utility Solutions, Esri

highlights the role of GIS in
eradicating communication flaws
in the sector

Think utility, especially the electricity sector and a great scope for geospatial technology comes to the forefront. There are application areas in the sector where geospatial technology can provide greatest benefits. The main, out of these, would be the sharing of information across the entire organisation. One of the major issues that the utility companies face is the lack of communication, mainly because they operate in silos. The structural dynamics of people working in the utility sector make it difficult for them to communicate effectively.

In most cases, utility companies use paper maps, wherein it’s difficult to communicate the maps are static, and hardly leave any room to get into the details of the information and share the same with colleagues at a distance. Here, arrives the need to share the same kind of information and instructions to operate well. To improve operation of utilities, there is also a need to have a collaborative environment. Information is the key to good decision making, and the fundamental improvement we could see.

Understand from Bill Meehan more in detail on:

  • Is Geospatial a Foundational technology for Smart Grids?
  • Utilities today are facing several challenges – What are they?
  • Improving Customer Service – How GIS plays a key role?
  • The way forward – how does GIS provide the biggest bang in a shortterm for the electric utilities

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