Redlands, California, USA—February 5, 2009—Green Mountain Power of Vermont can now rely on accurate asset data and respond quickly to outages with GIS technology procured through ESRI’s Small Utility Enterprise License Agreement (SU-ELA) program. GIS is a mission-critical tool proven to support dozens of business functions of a utility, extending from asset, vegetation, leak, and outage management to inspection, maintenance, and as-built record keeping. The SU-ELA program makes it easier and more affordable for utilities in the United States with 100,000 meters/connections or fewer to get started or expand their GIS.
Through the SU-ELA program, Green Mountain Power is assured unlimited deployments to desktop, server, and mobile devices of ESRI’s ArcGIS platform; maintenance and support for products; staff training; and passes to the ESRI International User Conference. Green Mountain Power plans to extend the use of GIS to storm and restoration mapping, damage-prediction models, renewable resource identification, and vegetation management. The utility transmits, distributes, and sells electricity and utility construction services in a territory of approximately 94,000 meters, serving one quarter of Vermont’s population.
At the heart of the SU-ELA program is ESRI’s ArcGIS software, an open, scalable, and interoperable platform that provides a complete system to create, serve, and use geographic information. An enterprise GIS, based on ArcGIS technology, benefits designers, analysts, decision makers, field staff, and customers through mobile, Web server, and desktop applications.