February 28, 2007 -- Fort Collins, CO and Toronto, ON -- The Power Commission of the City of Saint John (Saint John Energy), Saint John, New Brunswick (NB), has announced their selection of Designer, a GIS-based design solution from Telvent Miner & Miner (TM&M). The implementation of Designer, which includes embedded ArcFM tools for asset and facilities management, will assist Saint John Energy in more efficiently providing electric service to their customers.
Saint John Energy is a municipal electric utility that has been serving the City of Saint John since 1922. The focus of the utility has been the efficient delivery of electricity to local consumers. As a non-generating utility, its primary responsibility is the distribution of electricity and customer service for approximately 35,000 customers.
Designer will replace the two current, non-integrated processes for detailing and design with a single, integrated process and will automate the generation of cost estimates and bills of materials. Implementation of Designer ensures a single point of entry into the engineering database of record (the GIS), thereby eliminating redundant efforts and data throughout the project life-cycle. Through integration with Saint John Energy’s Great Plains accounting software and their Transformer and Switch application (previously developed by ESRI Canada), the project will deliver a system that supports an end-to-end design process. Utilizing TM&M’s Workflow Manager, as part of the solution, authorized staff throughout Saint John Energy will be able to directly review, assign, manage, and report on all jobs and work in progress.
“Designer will provide us with a streamlined information flow from the field through to our Operations, Engineering, Finance, and Stores departments respectively,” said Bob Bernard, GIS CAD Specialist, Saint John Energy. “We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with Telvent Miner & Miner and providing our customers with safe, reliable electricity at the lowest rates possible.”
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 Global RealTime IT Company, specializes in high value added solutions and services in four industry sectors (Energy, Traffic, Transport and Environment). Its technology allows high performing companies to make real-time business decisions using data acquisition, control, and advanced operational applications, providing secure actionable information delivery to the enterprise.( www.telvent.com/).