Utility demonstrates spatial-enabled asset-management solution

Northern Territory utility Power and Water Corporation provided a demonstration of its new asset-management system at spatial conference Ozri 2011 in October.

Underpinned by Esri Australia Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and IBM business intelligence software, Power and Water Corporation’s new asset management system will be rolled out in the first half of 2012, and will help the business deliver power, water and sewage services to 80,000 customers across 1.3 million square kilometres in the Top End.

The system is part of Power and Water’s asset management capability (AMC) project, a four-year campaign to improve asset management practices across the corporation.

Power and Water AMC program director Sharon McAnelly said the GIS technology would enable the company to plot all assets and works projects onto one central mapping system.

“We will be able to obtain more accurate information about our assets including data about their condition, maintenance records and relationship to other types of assets,” Ms McAnelly said.

“This will bring improved clarity to maintenance planning, and ultimately enable us to deliver better services.”??

Ms McAnelly said fault and outage management and notification would also be streamlined with the new GIS.

“Being able to see the relationships between assets and works projects enables us to pinpoint and coordinate maintenance works more efficiently,” Ms McAnelly said.

Hosted by location intelligence specialists Esri Australia, Ozri showcases the latest advances in GIS technology.