July 11, 2002– Niagara Falls Hydro has signed a contract to replace its legacy GIS with an advanced geofacilities management system from the Utilities & Communications division of Intergraph Corporation. Located in Ontario, Canada, the company distributes electricity to approximately 33,000 customers over an 80 square mile area. The new system, based on Intergraph’s G/Electric solution, will integrate Niagara Falls Hydro’s existing computer-based and manual systems that manage and maintain the company’s electric distribution network. The initial implementation is expected to show noticeable benefits and timesavings by reducing redundant processes and enabling more efficient capture, design, and analysis of network asset information.
The project includes interfacing to Niagara Falls Hydro’s Customer Information System (CIS) and work-estimating systems and will allow office personnel, and eventually field personnel, to access and view current asset-related data.