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POWER awarded Esri’s Utility Network Management Specialty

November 2018

Distinction recognizes expertise with newest ArcGIS enterprise solution

Hailey, Idaho  (Nov. 2, 2018) – Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has designated POWER Engineers, Inc. with the Utility Network Management Specialty. The endorsement recognizes the global consulting engineering firm’s expertise with utilities and the implementation of solutions and services using the ArcGIS Utility Network Management Extension.

Achieving this recognition further defines the value POWER offers to the electric and gas utility industry. “As a trusted Esri partner since 1989, we have helped our utility clients take advantage of the ever-improving technological advances that increase efficiency and help to ensure utility network reliability, resiliency and safety,” said Chris Erpelding, Strategic Consulting Manager for POWER’s Geospatial and Asset Management division. “Our strategic approach to understanding network management and related technologies like Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) has allowed us to assist our clients move forward with confidence into the high-fidelity systems of the future.”

An Esri Gold Level partner, POWER has been involved in developing tools and fostering the use of Esri’s new Utility Network since its inception. To achieve Esri’s most recent utility sector specialty, POWER’s Geospatial and Asset Management team had to demonstrate defined technical and business competencies. The team also had to provide customer references for technology implementations, receive continuing education related to the emerging network, offer market solutions and services, participate in early release programs, submit feedback to Esri development teams, demonstrate the value of the Utility Network and engage in other business partner activities.

About POWER Engineers
POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage, facilities, environmental, and federal markets. POWER Engineers offers complete multidiscipline engineering, architectural and program management services. Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company with more than 2,500 employees in 45 offices throughout the United States and abroad. POWER’s Geospatial and Asset Management Solutions group provides experience with industry-leading technologies and a wide range of solutions for electric, gas and water utilities, telecommunication companies and local governments. For more information, please visit or contact

About Esri
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and location analytics to inform the most authoritative maps in the world. Visit us at