Telvent GIS software available to engineering students, teachers, researchers

Fort Collins, Colo., April 16, 2010 — IT company Telvent, announced that its electrical distribution geographic information system (GIS) software is available to enhance engineering curriculums at higher education intuitions.

With an increased emphasis on energy efficiency and smart grid developments, the energy industry is in critical need of highly trained and educated workforce to meet these needs. Providing engineering students and educators with the industry’s latest GIS technology tools allows them to gain better understanding of how to solve real-world problems.

The Telvent GIS software is centered on the ArcFM solution, which is currently used in more than 500 utilities worldwide.

Using Telvent GIS software, students can gain valuable industry skills and insight within their degree program and further their education both at a theoretical and practical level by having to learn how to construct, optimize, and design engineering concepts of a network more effectively.

According to Telvent Chairman and CEO, Manuel Sanchez, “The energy industry today is focused on planning and deploying a smarter network and energy infrastructure. To meet these needs we will need highly-trained and innovative professionals with experience on how to apply technology. Telvent is proud to make our GIS software available to professors and students to further promote education.”

Telvent has developed and deployed advanced information management systems for the energy industry for over almost 50 years. Today, more than 500 utilities worldwide rely on Telvent technology and solutions.

Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider that improves the efficiency and reliability of the world’s premier organizations. The company serves markets critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agriculture and environmental sectors.


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