Keyspan Corp. selects ArcGIS and ArcFM for Electric GIS

Redlands, Calif., August 27, 2002 — KeySpan’s Electric Business Unit and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) have selected ESRI’s ArcGIS and Miner & Miner’s ArcFM for its geographic information system (GIS).

Miner & Miner (M&M) will provide ArcFM implementation services including data modeling, application development, DistOps/CYME integration, and training. In addition, ESRI Professional Services was awarded a multiyear contract for program management and quality assurance/quality control services for the data conversion and field survey effort of the project.

“The Electric Business Unit at KeySpan had a raster-based mapping system that was not going to meet their long-term strategic needs,” said Kevin Kirk, energy account manager, ESRI. “The ArcGIS/ArcFM platform will provide them with the foundation necessary to support their current mapping and analysis requirements as well as potential future integration with other business systems. Both ESRI and Miner & Miner are honored to have been selected to serve their needs. We will be working closely with KeySpan to ensure a fast and efficient implementation.”

When complete, the system will support up to 24 editors who will be utilizing ArcEditor/ArcFM running on Citrix Servers. In addition, more than 300 other users will have access to the ArcSDE/Oracle database via a variety of other applications including ArcFM Viewer, DistOps, Conduit System Manager, ArcInfo, and ArcIMS.

KeySpan is an interstate energy company responsible for supplying electric generation to the New York counties of Nassau, Suffolk, and a small section of Queens. LIPA’s service territory covers 1,230 square miles with nearly 1.1 million customers. On LIPA’s behalf, KeySpan’s Electric Business Unit maintains more than 14,000 miles of electric lines, 535,000 support structures, 170,000 transformers, and 775 primary feeders in 175 substations.

KeySpan also generates more than 6,000 megawatts of electric power in Long Island and New York City. In addition, the company provides natural gas service to more than 2.5 million customers in the New York counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and parts of New England.

About Miner & Miner

Miner & Miner (M&M) is a develops and implements GIS software for utilities. M&M’s ArcFM Solution and extended services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities to effectively manage spatial information.

Founded in 1946 as a full-service electrical engineering firm, M&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. For more information, please visit www.miner.com.

About ESRI

For more than 30 years, ESRI has been a developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,400 business partners.

ESRI’s goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the Web at www.esri.com.

Source: Miner & Miner

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