A new market survey conducted by research and consulting firm InfoNetrix has identified $55 million in geographical information systems and mobile computing (GMC) project activity among U.S. and Canadian electric utilities. The Q1-2002 “GMC Tactical Project Activity Report” contains detailed findings about utility automation projects being planned by 200 of the 1,000 utilities that the InfoNetrix market research and consulting team will have surveyed by year’s end.
The results of InfoNetrix’s ongoing GMC research will be presented at the firm’s Fall GMC Executive Market Summit in Denver on Sept. 24.
The Q1-2002 report contains the results of interviews conducted with managers at 200 electric utilities across the United States and Canada by InfoNetrix market analysts between January and April 2002. The report documents both existing and planned GMC projects. Each of the four quarterly project reports issued by InfoNetrix during the year covers a full spectrum of automation products, systems and services for utility operations, including geographical information systems; conversion/mapping; consulting services; mobile computing and related systems and services (e.g., outage management and work management systems). Subsequent quarterly reports will be published in July and October 2002 and in January 2003. For more information, visit www.infonetrix.com.