Northern Territory utility Power and Water Corporation has provided a demonstration of their new asset management system, at Australasia’s leading spatial conference, Ozri 2011.
Underpinned by world-leading Geographic Information System (GIS) technology from Esri Australia and business intelligence software from IBM, Power and Water Corporation’s new asset management system will be rolled out in the first half of 2012 and will help the business in its delivery of 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 deliver 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.
Power and Water is one on a list of the who’s who of Australia’s geo-enabled enterprises at Ozri 2011.
Hosted by location intelligence specialists Esri Australia, the market leader in Australia’s $2.1 billion spatial industry, Ozri has carved out a reputation as the Asia Pacific’s premier showcase for the latest advances in GIS technology.