Sitetracker and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation have announced a partnership to track, prioritize, and manage the repair and replacement of thousands of Central Hudson's electric transmission and distribution assets.
Central Hudson will use Sitetracker to address the increase in assets that have been identified as requiring repair or replacement as part of a comprehensive inspection process, contributing to Central Hudson's mission to deliver safe, reliable electricity to its 300,000 electric customers in New York State.
Each year, Central Hudson is required to inspect and address 20 percent (approximately 5,000) of its electric T&D assets, including utility poles, transformers, and enclosures for electric equipment.
Charles Freni, senior vice president of Customer Services and T&D Operations said, "This increase in the volume of repair and replacement work presents an organizational challenge. We chose Sitetracker not only because their platform is purpose-built for efficiently managing thousands of projects at once, but because they will help us improve as an organization by connecting our crews in the field to project managers, estimators, and management back in the office."
Giuseppe Incitti, Sitetracker CEO, stated that “Utilities face growing hurdles in scaling their operations effectively to upgrade existing assets, deploy and connect Distributed Energy Resources, and launch new communications infrastructure. We're thrilled to be able to help Central Hudson do just that."
Central Hudson expects to be able to repair and replace its existing T&D assets more efficiently, ensuring faster compliance with regulatory requirements, less time spent per job, and more visibility into past and future performance.