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NorthWestern Energy Migrating Data, Integrating GIS

NorthWestern Energy is currently migrating landbase and facility data from its AutoCAD Map dataset, which covers service territory in South Dakota and Nebraska, to the Intergraph G/Technology platform. The migration of South Dakota and Nebraska data to G/Technology will unify NWE on a single GIS platform and extend the use of G/Technology’s geospatial functionality to a greater number of NWE employees.

POWER Engineers is mapping the data and configuring the migration software to deliver data in the G/Technology format.

With the focus on expanding the use and benefits of G/Technology, POWER will also perform a needs assessment of NWE’s GIS and integration requirements and develop a “Go-Forward” implementation plan.

Currently in progress, the GIS assessment includes requirements for integrating G/Technology with these other systems: SAP, LD-PRO, CIS and Scheduling. The “Go-Forward” implementation plan also will include strategies for outage management, computer-aided dispatch, gas line integrity, field automation, and mobile work force management.

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