Hydro One Networks Inc., one of North America’s largest electricity delivery companies, has selected Miner & Miner’s (M&M) Designer product to improve the asset management and design process of its distribution assets. Hydro One Networks will be implementing the Designer product across the company over the next few years. As an Asset Management company, with a focus on effective operations and service delivery, Hydro One Networks was looking for the type of system that would fit its Asset/Work Management Initiative.
With its business focused on planning, building, managing, and maintaining electricity transmission and distribution networks that serve Ontario’s residential and business community, Hydro One Networks selected ESRI’s ArcGIS product suite after a competitive bid process in 2000. Following that, M&M and ESRI Canada helped Hydro One Networks conduct an extensive pilot project in 2001, using Designer software. The successful pilot led to this initial acquisition of the Designer software. Additional licenses will be deployed as the project continues to move through a phased implementation plan. Included in the initial implementation will be the integration of Designer into a work management system to enhance the Company’s workflow and estimating process. Hydro One Networks may also consider taking this technology to the field in the future, making it possible for design and asset management to be handled remotely.