POWER Engineers Provides GIS System and GIS Data Services for Oncor
POWER Engineers, Inc., a global consulting engineering firm specializing in integrated GIS and asset management enterprise solutions, announced today a contract awarded by Oncor to perform GIS data management services for Oncor’s Competitive Renewable Energy Zone projects. Oncor’s CREZ projects involve the expansion of infrastructure into CREZ zones, geographic areas throughout the state of Texas suitable for generating renewable energy. POWER Engineers’ GIS consultants will deploy POWER’s Project Manager (PPM), a centralized data management and reporting portal, to provide right-of-way data management services and support Oncor’s project team. Critical information for all 17 of Oncor’s CREZ projects will be accessible through the single web-based portal.
Wes Speed, Oncor Vice President, Transmission, commented: “We chose the PPM system as the best way to centralize information for operational efficiency and to enhance project team collaboration. We are excited to have a tool that provides centralized content management and real-time dashboard reporting for the CREZ projects.”
In addition to online reporting capabilities, PPM provides Oncor with document management, map services and the web-based ROW Access Manager application. The system has been developed with the ability to track, in real-time, ROW acquisition, environmental permitting, and construction progress and to generate progress reports. Another feature of PPM is making pictures/photos of the property available for viewing.
Kevin Mereness, POWER Engineers’ Project Technical Coordinator at Oncor, commented, “We are very pleased to support Oncor’s CREZ projects with POWER’s Project Manager system. Our centralized data management system is having a significant impact and is giving Oncor an excellent view of the daily CREZ project activities. The immense quantity of data that is being generated on each CREZ project is being managed in one common database at POWER’s facilities and is widely accessible via web-based maps, graphs, and online reports. Our web-based ROW Access Management system is allowing ROW Agents to enter information on a daily basis from any location; then the information is immediately visible to all team members via the centralized web portal.”
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (“Oncor”) is a regulated electricity distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3 million homes and businesses and operating approximately 117,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by a limited number of investors (including majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of independent directors.
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