$67 Million in Utility Automation Projects Identified

A new market survey conducted by InfoNetrix (www.infonetrix.com), a market research and consulting firm with dual headquarters in New Orleans, La., and Sacramento, Calif., has identified approximately $67 million (U.S.) in transmission and distribution management systems (TDMS) project activity among U.S. and Canadian electric utilities. The Q1-2002 “TDMS Tactical Project Activity Report” contains detailed findings about utility automation projects being planned by 200 of the 1,000 utilities the InfoNetrix market research and consulting team will have surveyed by year’s end.

“We are very pleased with the results of our first-quarter data gathering and the resulting project activity report,” said Mike Smith, director of tactical market research at InfoNetrix. “The depth and breadth of our market coverage allows us to provide detailed market and project activity information to our clientele on both a macro- and a micro-scale.” Smith added that the results of the report were also presented at the firm’s Spring TDMS Executive Market Summit, which took place in Atlanta, Ga., April 22, 2002. “These semi-annual market briefings are designed to keep our clients and other attendees on the cutting-edge of market intelligence in a way that cannot be achieved through published reports alone,” he said.

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The first quarter report contains the results of interviews conducted with managers at 200 electric utilities across the United States and Canada between January and April 2002. The report documents existing and planned TDMS projects, including energy management systems, supervisory control and data acquisition, distribution management systems and substation automation. Subsequent quarterly reports will be published in July and October 2002 and in January 2003.

InfoNetrix also publishes a similar set of reports for the Geographical Information Systems and Mobile Computing (GMC) component of the utility automation marketplace. InfoNetrix’s target clientele includes energy and utility automation suppliers; energy companies; electric, gas and water/wastewater utilities; technical and financial consulting firms; and others with automation market interests.

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