HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 8, 2005 — Intergraph Corporation announced Progress Energy has selected Intergraph’s G/Technologyâ„- to upgrade and merge disparate AM/FM/GIS systems within its two electric utilities, Progress Energy Florida and Progress Energy Carolinas. Progress Energy will upgrade its existing FRAMME-based AM/FM/GIS applications combining them into a common G/Technology network model for all of Progress Energy.
The centralized system will improve data access for Progress Energy employees such as project planners, designers, GIS operators, inspectors and maintenance teams in the field. Progress Energy will use G/Technology as the core enabling technology of a comprehensive Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) system that streamlines service delivery workflows. The GRM system will enable Progress Energy to respond to outages more quickly, to better manage incoming and existing data, and more efficiently capture, design, and analyze network asset information for enhanced customer service and reduced operating and administrative costs.
“Intergraph’s extensive experience with utilities globally enables us to offer a solution that will provide an open architecture for upgrading and integrating the two Progress Energy utilities into an open, fully digital GRM environment,” said Jay Stinson, vice president and general manager, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. “This will allow Progress Energy personnel to have the information they need at their fingertips and respond faster to customer demands.”
Using Intergraph’s G/Technology as a foundation, the centralized system will enable Progress Energy to streamline day-to-day work processes, integrate key corporate systems and serve as a platform for ongoing application extensions, maintenance and upgrades. The upgrade to Intergraph’s G/Technology will enable Progress Energy to meet their objectives to increase productivity, minimize data errors and reduce restoration time for customers.
“As an Intergraph user since 1996, upgrading our existing FRAMME application to G/Technology is a natural transition,” said Director of Distribution Services Becky Harrison, Progress Energy. “Intergraph’s commitment to customer support and service is an important aspect of our business relationship. G/Technology represents a strong technology foundation that is unprecedented in its openness and adherence to industry standards, making it the best solution to handle both our Florida and Carolina systems.”
About Intergraph [ www.Intergraph.com ]
Intergraph Corporation is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Progress Energy [ www.progress-energy.com ]
Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 diversified energy company with more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. The company’s holdings include two electric utilities serving approximately 2.9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Progress Energy also includes nonregulated operations covering competitive generation, energy marketing, natural gas production, fuel extraction and broadband capacity.