August 25, 2009 -- Wind Lake Solutions, Inc., (WLS), Mukwonago, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce that Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) has contracted for the implementation of WLS’ SPANS™ (Spatially-enabled Permitting and Notification System). SPANS is a hosted web-based solution designed to electronically and centrally manage the workflow and inter-company communications associated with joint use projects.
SPANS will be used by DP&L and their partners for joint use pole attachment activities and joint trench projects throughout the company’s 6,000 square mile electric service territory.
DP&L’s SPANS deployment will support joint use proposals involving mixed pole ownership and any combination of 27 pole-specific joint use activities. Additionally, the system will track joint use rental changes, inter-company costs and payments for DP&L as proposal communications are processed in accordance with a configured lifecycle workflow. It will also track and report activities associated with management and elimination of “Double Wood/2-Pole” conditions, a particular focus of Ohio pole-owner companies and the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO).
“We are excited about the SPANS implementation and look forward to working with our joint use partners in a more efficient, cost effective manner,” said Scott Teeters, Operations Manager for DP&L. “SPANS will play a significant role in our strategic plan to improve the effectiveness of our joint use program. The overall improvement will have a positive impact on customer service while ensuring the continued safety and reliability of our system.”
David Coates, President of Wind Lake Solutions said, “We are delighted that DP&L has chosen SPANS to play a key role in their overall joint use management program. The DP&L management team is very competent and highly professional; they’ve been outstanding partners throughout the SPANS implementation process.
For more information please contact Susan Smith-Lee of Wind Lake Solutions at (262) 363-4800 ext. 225 or via e-mail at Email Contact.
WLS’ SPANS™ (Spatially-enabled Permitting and Notification System) is a hosted web-based solution designed to electronically and centrally manage inter-company communications associated with joint use projects. SPANS’ robust configurability allows each system deployment to be tailored to the specific informational and workflow requirements of user companies.
About Dayton Power and Light
The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (NYSE: DPL). DP&L supplies power to over 500,000 customers in a 6,000 square mile services territory in West Central Ohio.
About Wind Lake Solutions
Wind Lake Solutions, Inc. (WLS) provides consulting and technical services that optimize the efficiency, equity, and quality of joint utility/telecom project interaction. WLS’ joint use service offerings are complemented by GIS and geospatially-focused consulting and data services provided to utility and communications companies.