With the utility industry becoming increasingly global in scope, Canadian utilities are experiencing the same challenges as those worldwide. Faced with increasing demand for power with higher reliability, utilities are also subject to tighter controls on rates, more environmental restrictions, and the need to provide more renewable energy choices.
Coupled with an aging workforce and asset base, utilities are under greater pressure than ever before. As a result, utilities need to transform their businesses to operate more efficiently and sustainably.
An Intelligent Solution for Utilities
GIS technology enhances network maps and business information with weather intelligence, topography, rights-of-way, satellite imagery, line clearing cycles and field data. It enables utility managers to better understand their service area needs and their resources for meeting those needs.
When integrated into an information technology infrastructure, utilities can view data through intelligent maps in multiple systems including customer service, SCADA, work management, financial and human resources.
Utilities leverage our solutions for:
Network planning and design – GIS-based design tools ensure faster, more efficient and cost-effective engineering design development that conforms to utility standards.
Operational awareness – A comprehensive dashboard gives utility staff an integrated information centre that facilitates informed decision making and optimized planning.
Mobile operations – GIS enables mobile workers to access the same information as back-office workers, making them more efficient and effective. Integration between the back office and field eliminates data backlogs and errors.
Outage management – GIS presents utility data along with geographic information, so field crews can respond quickly to outages.
Asset management – GIS helps electricity generation and transmission utility managers visualize, analyze and understand their facilities.
Distribution integrity management – Our solution supports land data storage and organization, surveying, mapping and more. The result is fast access to maps, comprehensive data and reduced costs.
Smart Grid – GIS provides the underlying network model for smart grid. It is critical for managing the deployment and implementation of the grid, as well as the volume of information that will be