"We are impressed with both Trimble's DMS solution for outage management and Trimble's ability to understand our unique requirements to implement the solution on-time and on-budget," said Lawanda Parnell, PEC chief information officer. "In fact, what was originally planned as a one-year project due to its complexity was completed in only four months thanks to the Trimble's professional services team and their collaboration with PEC."
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Trimble Dimensions 2016 User Conference was held on 7-9 November at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The event hosted more than 4400 participants representing electric and natural gas utilities and a number of other industries. The three-day action-packed event was filled with lectures, presentations, workshops and a technology exhibition featuring the latest in Trimble technology, solutions and products.
The most anticipated presentation was the demo of Trimble SketchUp viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. The application was released at Trimble Dimensions and is the first commercial application available for HoloLens at Windows Store.
Athens, Alabama Gas Department Implements Trimble’s Network Management System for Natural Gas Utilities
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that the Athens, Alabama Gas Department has deployed Trimble’s Network Information System (NIS) for natural gas utility network planning, design, operations and maintenance management. Trimble NIS features an innovative network model for managing key system data, assets and supports related business processes such as system measurement, capital improvement planning, regulatory compliance and customer service. Trimble NIS’ comprehensive network modeling and editing capabilities can enable natural gas and electric utilities to optimize the performance of their network and achieve planning and operational excellence.
“Trimble NIS will touch most areas of our business,” said Steve Carter, manager, Athens Gas Department. “This not only includes operations and maintenance, which people normally associate with other information systems, but it also includes measurement, capital improvement planning and customer service. NIS will also play an important role as part of our regulatory compliance programs.”
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its Trimble GasOps™ solution for natural gas utilities. The cloud-based, integrated mobile asset data collection solution enables natural gas distribution operators to improve data quality, export collected data to systems of record and streamline regulatory reporting and compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) rules. Through an easy-to-use web interface and complementary mobile data collection app, Trimble GasOps allows utilities to reduce operational costs and data errors, standardize the field data collection process across multiple contractors and support regulatory reporting requirements with compliance data that is trackable, traceable and verifiable.
Valkeakosken Energia Oy operates in the city of Valkeakoski, Finland. The city has about 21,500 residents and the energy company over 12,500 customers. Valkeakosken Energia began collaborating with Trimble in 1999, and over the years the company has adopted a software solution consisting of Trimble software.
The first application was designed for managing land-use agreements. Today, the entire electricity network of Valkeakosken Energia is on the Trimble NIS network information system. Trimble DMS, a distribution management system, is also in use. From customers’ perspective, the city owned Valkeakosken Energia is a full-service energy company. In an outage situation for instance, the customers are informed of the outage and service restoration by text messages, e-mails, and an outage map published on the Internet.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 13, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is partnering with DIgSILENT GmbH of Germany, an industry leading developer of highly specialized power system analysis software and services, to enhance its energy solutions for electric utilities.
With DIgSILENT add-on capabilities integrated with Trimble Energy software solutions, electric utility customers will be able to perform a wide range of DIgSILENT PowerFactory® network calculation functionalities directly from Trimble Network Information System (NIS) and Distribution Management System (DMS) solutions and use the calculation results in utility network planning and operations.
GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 19, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the availability of Trimble® GasOMS™ system, an integrated outage management solution that enables natural gas utilities to model and simulate outage planning, streamline service restoration workflows, automate communications during service interruptions, and enhance Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP) reporting. By using Trimble GasOMS, natural gas utilities can reduce operational costs, keep customers better informed during outages, and support regulatory reporting requirements with compliance data that is traceable, verifiable and defensible.
The announcement was made at the American Gas Association Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition.
“Trimble GasOMS is an ideal solution to enable natural gas utilities to better manage risk, enhance crew and public safety, streamline communications and improve operational performance,” said Matti Syyrakki, business area director, Trimble Energy North America. “Trimble GasOMS is the latest release in our suite of software applications designed to transform utility operations by integrating field and back office systems and automating workflows across the enterprise.”