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Norwegian utility to provide ASP services using ArcFM

Norway, 26 February 2007 – Lyse Energi, a multi-utility company based in Stavanger, Norway, has elected to become an Application Service Provider (ASP) for GIS. Lyse Energi serves 120,000 customers in the Stavanger area and leverages Telvent Miner & Miner’s ArcFM and ESRI’s ArcGIS products for their GIS to manage their distribution network.

The utility will be targeting local municipalities and telecommunication partners to provide similar GIS data hosting and maintenance services using ArcFM as a core part of their integrated IT solutions.

Lyse Energi has been a longtime user of the ArcFM Solution and together with Telvent Miner & Miner (TM&M), ESRI, and TM&M’s business partner, Geodata AS, has come up with a model to further advance their IT business.

Most of the utilities in the area are smaller municipals that may not have the infrastructure or manpower to support a GIS system on their own. Since Lyse Energi already has a system in place, they will be able to offer their own staff and IT center to maintain facility data on behalf of the other organizations.

“We have standardized on modern, flexible, and scalable systems for our own multi-utility enterprise. This includes ArcFM, ArcGIS, SAP, Siebel, Citrix, BizTalk and a portal-solution. We recognize that our telecommunication partners and our municipalities are requesting much of the same type of functionality and integration principles that Lyse is already using. As a result, we see a business opportunity to provide them access to our solutions as an ASP,” said Asbjorn Hoivik, CIO of Lyse Energi.

– About Telvent Miner & Miner
Telvent Miner & Miner (TM&M) is a leader in the development and implementation of GIS software for utilities. TM&M’s ArcFM Solution and extended services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving services by allowing them to effectively manage spatial information. Founded in 1946 as a full-service electrical engineering firm, TM&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled TM&M to become the world’s leading developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. TM&M services include implementation, integration, and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities. For more information, please visit www.telvent.com/miner/.