Shenzhen, China: China Information Security Technology (CIST) announced that the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) selected the Company’s proprietary GeoStar and GeoGlobe GIS systems. The State Grid Corporation of China develops and operates the electric grid providing electricity nationwide and is one of the most vital state-owned enterprises in China.
Responding to the challenges and the development of the electric utilities industry in China, the State Grid launched a project called “SG186” to further strengthen its information systems to support the build-out of the nationwide Smart Grid. The major functions for CIST’s GIS systems will be to integrate Smart Grid management functions on the GIS platform as a portal and visualise the structure of the grid.
Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and CEO of CIST, said, “It is a testament to the quality of our proprietary GeoStar and GeoGlobe GIS applications and will lead to a broader use of GIS in many provincial and municipal level grid companies throughout China. We believe that by leveraging our strong R&D capabilities and solid industry reputation together with the Chinese government’s support for domestic GIS products, we will be able to capture important market opportunities related to GIS applications in China.”