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Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative Deploys 3-GIS Network Express

Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative (TREC) in Alabama has deployed 3-GIS Network Express, an Esri-enabled full edit engineering GIS application, to manage its electric network.

Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative (TREC) is migrating from legacy CAD to enterprise GIS using 3-GIS’s geospatial asset manager Network Express. TREC services an extended rural network; from high on Cheaha Mountain down to Opelika and Auburn. Leveraging Esri’s ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop, Network Express provides fast editing and access to TREC’s database for the most efficient customer service response. TREC converted its CAD files over to a native distribution model data set to connect the network so it can export out to MILsoft OMS and integrate CIS data as well.

This undertaking is being accomplished by a total five TREC linemen and engineers with no previous GIS experience. They chose Network Express for its easy-to-learn application, and the fact there is not a lot of ArcGIS desktop training involved. Network Express can perform a variety of tasks quickly and efficiently, using a modern user interface. And with a reserved number personnel managing so many levels of operations, an open scalable solution for a growing enterprise is a viable necessity.

Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative serving parts of Clay, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, and Barbour Counties of East Central Alabama.

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