Benton PUD Selects Telvent Miner & Miner’s ArcFM™ Solution and Becomes the 300th User

June 14, 2007,  Fort Collins, CO -- Telvent Miner & Miner is pleased to announce that Benton PUD has become the 300th user to select the ArcFM Solution. The software and implementation will include ArcFM, Designer, ArcFM Viewer with Redliner, Fiber Manager, and Responder OMS. The project will also involve mobile design, fiber management, integration to PeopleSoft Financials/ERM and Advantica SynerGEE, and outage management, which will also serve as a platform for leveraging future AMI technology.

Benton PUD, a municipal corporation of the State of Washington headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, was established in 1946. Today, Benton PUD supports transmission and distribution electric energy to more than 45,000 electric customers covering more than 900 square miles of service territory. Benton PUD manages 36 substations, approximately 89 miles of 115kV transmission line and 1,468 miles of distribution lines, and nearly 60 miles of fiber optic cables.

Benton PUD decided to implement ArcFM as the solution to bring significant business value to the organization for managing workflows and distributed information being shared across the organization, including reduction of overall operating costs and improved customer service. Benton PUD will be able to reduce data maintenance overhead and improve data accuracy by integrating facility design, analysis, outage management, and mapping functions into a single process. The organization will also benefit from the ability to leverage core technology and components of ArcFM to minimize the need for customization and to provide an upgrade path that protects investment over the lifecycle of the system.

Chris Folta, Manager of GIS at Benton PUD, said “The ArcFM Solution is a critical piece of the District’s Strategic Technology Plan and will serve as the enterprise model for gaining efficiencies and revolutionizing the way we do business. Streamlining business processes is paramount to the success of our utility - ArcFM will be integral in accomplishing these goals.”

Telvent Miner & Miner
(TM&M) is a world leader in the development and implementation of GIS software for utilities. TM&M’s ArcFM Solution and extended services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving services by allowing them to effectively manage spatial information. Founded in 1946 as a full-service electrical engineering firm, TM&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled TM&M to become the world's leading developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. TM&M services include implementation, integration, and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities. For more information, please visit  www.telvent.com/miner/.

For more than 30 years, ESRI has been the leading developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,700 business partners. ESRI's goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the Web at www.esri.com/.

Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, specializes in high value-added products, services and integrated solutions for the Energy, Transportation, Environment and Public Administration industry segments, as well as Global IT Services. Its innovative technology and client-proven expertise enable the efficient and secure real-time management of operational and business processes for industry-leading companies worldwide. www.telvent.com/.



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