May 14, 2008 -- EDF Energy Networks, one of the largest energy companies in the UK, has selected a street works mapping and management solution from Mayrise Systems. The system is helping EDF Energy Networks liaise with UK highways authorities, minimise the disruption caused by street works and comply with UK Government legislation.
MAYRISE Street Works integrates with EDF Energy Networks’ own mapping system, in addition to providing extra mapping functionality with MAYRISE MapNow, the instant map-to-view software, and the National Street Gazetteer, facilitating the identification and positioning of works. Future developments will include electronic links between Mayrise and systems such as SAP Business Software, EDF Energy Networks’ programme management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and mobile data capture devices.
“We interface with 52 individual local highway authorities, including the London Boroughs and Transport for London,” said Richard Wakelen, Head of Street Works, EDF Energy Networks. “During the course of an average year we carry out an estimated 80,000 works on the highway, generating in excess of 250,000 notices from our three alliance contractor offices.”
“The review of potential solutions included consideration of the technical solution, product usability, whole life cost, customer service, company commercial viability, innovation, technical knowledge of and compliance with the Traffic Management Act,” said Christopher Perkins, Strategy Manager for EDF Energy Networks Street Works. “At the end of this review MAYRISE was short listed and, following further testing, was named as EDF Energy’s product of choice for street works notice management.”
Following this decision, a new street works server was installed at EDF Energy Networks’ centralised IT division in Plymouth. A project team was established and, working closely with Mayrise XML/SOAP protocol servers were set up, the MAYRISE software was installed and a migration exercise transferring data from a legacy system to MAYRISE was started. The project also ensured separation between each of EDF Energy Networks’ Distribution Operating Areas and established links to the street works noticing desks operated by contractors Murphy Ltd in the South East, Morrison Utility Services in the East of England and Skanska McNicholas in London.
EDF Energy Networks owns and manages the electricity distribution networks covering the South-East, East of England and London and with about 7.8 million customers. It is also one of the largest private networks operators in the UK, having important contracts with BAA's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the London Underground and Canary Wharf.
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