We are pleased to inform that in order to further strengthen our business development actions going forward, the following changes within the Electric & Gas segment unit responsibilities have taken place as of Sep 4, 2017.
Pekka Hämäläinen, who has successfully led the segment organization over the past 8 years, has accepted the role as Regional Director, Asia-Pacific. Pekka, who has a foundational work history of 35 years at Tekla and Trimble as a leader and an innovator, has for some time expressed his passion to focus his work to this region of great investments on energy infrastructure. In his new role, Pekka will lead our sales and business partner network development and management in the APAC.
It is our great pleasure to announce that Tarmo Mere has accepted the role of Segment Director, Electric & Gas. Tarmo joins Trimble from Elektrilevi, the electric distribution company of Eesti Energia, where he has successfully carried out the CEO position for the past 9 years. During his leadership, Elektrilevi has developed into one of the best performing and managed distribution companies in Northern Europe. Before taking the CEO position in the company, Tarmo was responsible for the asset management for Elektrilevi. Tarmo will be carrying out his role from the Trimble Solutions Espoo office. His responsibilities will include the Electric & Gas sales, consultation and partner management, excluding regionally the Americas, Sweden and Norway.
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WEBINAR: Update of Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Regulation and Overview of Field Data Collection Solutions for Tracking and Traceability Compliance
August 9th 11:30 - 12:30 PM MST
With new PHMSA rules lurking, the need for effective data collection tools is even more important, especially with many gas transmission and distribution operators already putting in place tools, processes and procedures for tracking and traceability compliance.
However, collecting the appropriate data for trackable, traceable and complete records is only one dimension of what gas operators need to do to meet regulatory and other requirements. What about the quality of the data being collected? Who's checking the data coming in from the field from crews and contractors? What QA/QC tools do you have in place to ensure this data has been checked, verified and validated before posting to your system of record?
"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.