GIS for Distribution Operations

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General overview of GIS for small utilities. Presented to the Tennessee Gas Association Distribution & Operations conference in Murfreesboro, TN on April 6, 2010.

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GIS for Distribution Operations

  1. 1. More Than Maps:GIS for Distribution Operations<br />Tennessee Gas Association<br />Distribution & Operations Conference<br />Murfreesboro, Tennessee<br />April 6, 2010<br />
  2. 2. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />Introductions<br />David Speight<br /><ul><li> 18 years in GIS
  3. 3. Public & private sector
  4. 4. Utility engineer / IT manager</li></ul>True North Geographic Technologies LLC<br /><ul><li> Murfreesboro, TN Company
  5. 5. GIS Services/Consulting
  6. 6. ESRI Business Partner
  7. 7. Microsoft Partner
  8. 8. New TGA Affiliate Member</li></ul>TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
  9. 9. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />3 Quick Points<br />It is cheaper than ever to implement GIS in TN<br /><ul><li>Basemap data readily available
  10. 10. ESRI Small Utility Enterprise License Agreement</li></ul>Small utilities can accomplish more with GIS in a shorter amount of time than large utilities<br />Stuff is changing fast<br /><ul><li>Software moving from desktop to servers to internet
  11. 11. Mobile devices + increased wi-fi/broadband coverage</li></ul>Plus 1<br />You need to have a bigger vision for GIS in your organization<br />TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
  12. 12. Utility GIS Solution Pattern<br />Operational Planning<br />Data Management<br />Operational Awareness<br />Field Mobility<br />Use GIS Across All Business Areas<br />Inspections<br />Work Orders<br />Data Access<br />Create<br />Edit<br />Organize<br />Executive Dashboard<br />Common Operating Picture<br />Capital Improvements<br />Workforce Mgmt<br />Call Center Integration<br />Many utilities get stuck here<br />
  13. 13. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />2 Quick Case Studies<br />Consolidated Utility District<br />of Rutherford County<br />(CUD)<br />Jefferson-Cocke County<br />Utility District<br />(JCCUD)<br />TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
  14. 14. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />JCCUD<br />GIS GOALS<br />CIS / GIS<br />Integration<br />Outage<br />Management<br />Reporting<br />Tools<br />TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
  15. 15. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />JCCUD Solution<br /><ul><li>Purchase ESRI Small Utility Enterprise License Agreement (SU-ELA)
  16. 16. Unlimited licensing of most ESRI server & desktop software
  17. 17. $10,000 per year for 3 year commitment
  18. 18. Provides options to put GIS in the hands of every employee in the District
  19. 19. Web-based map viewers for most staff
  20. 20. Customer service
  21. 21. Management
  22. 22. CIS data integrated
  23. 23. Repackage existing utility tools for valve isolation functions
  24. 24. Minimizes customization & vendor dependency
  25. 25. Make maintenance and repair records part of the GIS database</li></ul>TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
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  30. 30. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />CUD<br />GIS GOALS<br />CIS / GIS<br />Integration<br />Reduce GIS<br />Admin Time<br />Mobile<br />Service Orders<br />TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
  31. 31. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />CUD Solution<br /><ul><li>Purchase mobile service order module from CIS vendor
  32. 32. Allows field technicians to receive & complete service orders in the field
  33. 33. Purchase rugged tablets with broadband wireless
  34. 34. Develop custom GIS web application using ArcGIS Server
  35. 35. Integrate existing vehicle tracking data
  36. 36. Integrate mobile CIS service order data</li></ul>TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
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  38. 38. 3 Year Return On Investment: $960,000 and counting.<br />
  39. 39. More than Maps: GIS for Distribution Operations<br />Have a bigger vision for GIS in your organization<br /><ul><li>Ask other questions besides “Where’s my stuff?”
  40. 40. “How can I get more work done with the same staff?”
  41. 41. “How can we cut fuel costs and vehicle wear?”
  42. 42. “How can we improve customer response times?”
  43. 43. “How can we do outage notification faster?”
  44. 44. Take the time to do the cost/benefit calculations
  45. 45. i.e. wireless broadband cards
  46. 46. Rethink old ideas about GIS
  47. 47. “I’ve got to have my whole system mapped to sub-meter accuracy before we can really use GIS”
  48. 48. Understand the requirements to use new technology
  49. 49. Solid internal network
  50. 50. Staff training
  51. 51. Knowledgeable GIS and/or IT consultants</li></ul>TGA D&O Conference | Murfreesboro, TN | 04.06.2010<br />
  52. 52. ESRI SU-ELA Program<br />One Price – Three Year Term<br />Unlimited Use<br />Simplified Procurement<br />Consolidated Support<br />Eligibility<br />Gas, Electric, Water and Wastewater Utilities<br />Up to 100,000 Service Connections<br />
  53. 53. Eligibility / Pricing<br />Service Connection Based Pricing<br />Gas<br />Electric<br />Water<br />Wastewater<br />0 – 10,000<br />10,001 – 50,000<br />50,001 – 100,000<br />
  54. 54. More Than Maps:GIS for Distribution Operations<br />David Speight<br />True North Geographic Technologies LLC<br />dspeight@tngeo.com<br />615.890.7728<br />

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