NOVEC Selects Miner & Miner's ArcFM™ & Designer

Virginia not-for-profit cooperative chooses Miner & Miner’s ArcFM Solution as their GIS asset management and design solution

September 28, 2005 -- Fort Collins, CO -- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC), the 10th largest cooperative in the United States, has chosen ArcFM and Designer for an enterprise GIS asset management and design solution. The not-for-profit corporation serves more than 125,000 homes and businesses in a 651-square-mile region of Northern Virginia.

NOVEC is experiencing unprecedented growth, significantly increasing new construction workload in both residential and commercial sectors. This record growth, as well as the number of disparate systems currently in use, prompted NOVEC to select the ArcFM Solution. It will provide a comprehensive, technical solution that meets both the utility’s present and future requirements for design, engineering, network, connectivity, and workflow management. The scalability of the solution also allows positioning for additional enhancements such as mobile applications and enterprise-wide system applications. The ArcFM Solution will be integrated with Logica’s Work Management Information System (WMIS) for management of construction materials, costing, crew scheduling, and job closeout.

The NOVEC project is scheduled for completion at the end of July 2006. At the time of rollout, 23 designers and 5 editors will utilize the new system to manage projects from inception and design to as-built and production, as well as create and maintain electrical network maps and connectivity relationships for NOVEC’s service area.

Bob Bisson, VP of Electric Systems Development at NOVEC, stated, “We are confident that we will be able to successfully implement the re-engineered business processes that will enhance overall productivity, reduce design time, and improve distribution system data quality.”

About Miner & Miner

Miner & Miner (M&M), a Telvent company, is a world leader in the development and implementation of GIS software for utilities. M&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, M&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled M&M to become the world's leading developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. M&M services include implementation, integration, and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities. For more information, please visit

Telvent Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the Global RealTime IT Company, specializes in high value-added solutions in four specific industrial sectors (Energy, Traffic, Transport and Environment) in Europe, North America, Latin America, and China. (

ArcFM Solution, ArcFM, ArcFM Viewer, Designer, Responder, Conduit Manager, and Network Adapter are trademarks of Miner and Miner, Consulting Engineers, Inc. Other companies and products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

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Stacey Johnson
Miner & Miner, a Telvent company
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