Chatham Utilities selects Telvent mapping, planning solution

Chatham Utilities has selected Telvent's ArcFM Solution for mapping, planning, and managing their electric, water, and wastewater facilities. The ArcFM Solution provides spatial data access throughout the utility department and a mobile viewing solution for Engineering and Operations. As part of their field inventory process, Chatham Utilities will incorporate their existing aerial photography and parcel land base data to improve the management of their utility infrastructure...

FORT COLLINS, IL, July 31, 2008 -- Telvent, the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, is pleased to announce Chatham Utilities has selected the ArcFM Solution for mapping, planning, and managing their electric, water, and wastewater facilities. The ArcFM Solution provides spatial data access throughout the utility department and a mobile viewing solution for Engineering and Operations.

Chatham Utilities has 5,100 electric, water, and sewer customers located in central Illinois, just south of Springfield. As part of their field inventory process, Chatham Utilities will incorporate their existing aerial photography and parcel land base data to improve the management of their utility infrastructure. ArcFM provided the right extension to ArcGIS® to enable them to manage all these assets within a single application.

The goal of the project was to deploy a solution that helps Chatham Utilities maintain their facility data, trace and isolate areas for electric outages and water main breaks, while eliminating the costly and time consuming paper map process. During the implementation, ArcFM will be integrated with their CIS data to populate customer information linked to meter locations for both the electric and water systems. Chatham Utilities anticipates the electric system implementation will be completed by the fall of 2008. The utility will continue with field data collection to inventory their water and sewer networks. Chatham Utilities is also planning to expand this project in 2009 by implementing the Responder outage management solution.

Del McCord, Administration & Utilities Director at Chatham Utilities, said "We selected ArcFM because it provides the technology platform that will support our growth so we are better positioned for the future."

Telvent specializes in high-value-added products, services and integrated solutions in the Energy, Transportation, Environmental and Public Administration industry segments, as well as Global Services.

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