Transmission & Distribution Channels
MENU
×

Category Archives: Software and Apps

Software and Apps

WORKING IN THE THIRD DIMENSION

lead-image

Typically, engineering consulting firms have been designing substations using two-dimensional computer aided design software (CAD) since the 1970s. This common technique produces two-dimensional drawings that are completed individually by designers. Any change to the design requires the designer to incorporate the change in each individual drawing manually. This process becomes an inefficient design practice as it increases the potential for error due to duplicated information appearing across multiple drawings. Accuracy is especially critical in the final tender and construction documents where errors and omissions can be very expensive to the client.

Read more

Software and Apps

Rugged Tablets for Utility Fleet Vehicles

12-LEAD-IMAGE

In reports analyzing the response of power utilities to incidents such as Hurricane Sandy, or the more recent ice storms on the east coast, one item has been remarkably consistent—the conclusion that communication requires improvements. The concern is not hard to fathom. Knowing accurately when power will return has an enormous impact on how a family or a business copes with the situation. Read more

Software and Apps

Enhance Utlity Fleet Tools & Best Practices

10-LEAD-IMAGE-EDIT

Fleet managers working at electric utilities know that for crews to be successful on any jobsite, they need to have access to tools that will help them work safer, smarter, more efficiently and more profitably. In the electric utility industry, a utility truck, whether an aerial device, such as a bucket truck, a digger derrick, or an auger drill, is critical to a crew’s productivity. Read more

Software and Apps

Managing Fleets with GPS Integration

LEAD-IMAGE08

Integrating GPS tracking software to improve business operations

BY JENNY MALCOLM, GPS Insight

Software integration, the process of combining individual computing systems into a unified whole is important to electric and utility companies because it provides the full picture into all fleet activity.

Integrating global positioning system (GPS) fleet tracking software with a geographic information system (GIS), mapping overlays, an outage management system and other software features, can provide the most information for day-to-day operations and improve the overall efficiency of a utility’s fleet.

Read more

Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Visit Us
LinkedIn