Lyse Energi, a multi-utility company based in Stavanger, Norway, has elected to become an Application Service Provider (ASP) for Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Lyse Energi serves 120,000 customers in the Stavanger area and leverages Telvent Miner & Miner’s ArcFM and ESRI’s ArcGIS products for its GIS to manage its distribution network. The utility will be targeting local municipalities and telecommunication partners to provide similar GIS data hosting and maintenance services using ArcFM as a core part of its integrated IT solutions.
Lyse Energi has been a longtime user of the ArcFM Solution and together with Telvent Miner & Miner (TM&M), ESRI, and TM&M’s business partner, Geodata AS, has come up with a model to further advance its IT business. Most of the utilities in the area are smaller municipals that may not have the infrastructure or manpower to support a GIS system on their own. Since Lyse Energi already has a system in place, it will be able to offer its own staff and IT center to maintain facility data on behalf of the other organizations.
“We have standardized on modern, flexible, and scalable systems for our own multi-utility enterprise. This includes ArcFM, ArcGIS, SAP, Siebel, Citrix, BizTalk and a portal-solution. We recognize that our telecommunication partners and our municipalities are requesting much of the same type of functionality and integration principles that Lyse is already using. As a result, we see a business opportunity to provide them access to our solutions as an ASP,” says Asbjorn Hoivik, CIO of Lyse Energi.