An electric distribution utility uses a network of physical facilities to provide electric power and energy to customers connected to those facilities throughout a geographical area. Each component of the distribution system (i.e., asset) has a physical location and associated data. So does each customer. In order to plan, construct, maintain, operate and manage the electric distribution network it is necessary to create, manage and utilize this geospatial data. A geographic information system (GIS) is a convenient and powerful way to collect, organize, maintain and manage this geospatial data and display it on a geographic map.
A complete, detailed electric circuit connectivity model is essential for planning and operating the electric network. The ability to easily maintain the connectivity model is a cornerstone of Milsoft Geographic Information solutions. Milsoft Geographic Information solutions include project management tools to enable each user to create his or her own versions of the model as necessary to do their jobs.
Milsoft GIS is being used by some 200 electric distribution utilities and their consultants. A primary consideration in their choosing it was the ease of creating and maintaining a fully electric network connectivity model that is integrated seamlessly with Milsoft Engineering Analysis and Milsoft Outage Management System.
Milsoft Geographic Information solutions are integral components of Milsoft E&O, a comprehensive system of applications and data management for engineering and operations of an electric distribution system.