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10 June 2015

Spatial partner takes out international award

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Using spatial intelligence and automated analytics designed to improve risk management, disaster response and safety performance, CRCSI partner Ergon Energy collected the International Edison Award for 2015. ​

Ergon Energy earned the International Edison Award for developing and implementing the innovative ROAMES Virtual World Asset Management System. With a highly dispersed network spanning varying climatic conditions, Ergon was challenged in managing the network’s safe interaction with the surrounding environment, including vegetation, ground levels, buildings and storms. To meet these challenges, Ergon developed the ROAMES Virtual World Asset Management System—a commercially attractive solution around spatial intelligence and automated analytics designed to improve risk management, disaster response and safety performance, while reducing costs and enhancing its customer service and value proposition.

The ROAMES system allows infrastructure managers to investigate and monitor the condition and performance of the network in extremely high fidelity—all without the need to deploy workers in the field. This system improves safety and efficiency and lowers costs, all of which benefit customers.

“Ergon’s ROAMES system offers a cutting-edge solution to many of the challenges of managing the company’s transmission and distribution system, which spans across a vast and geographically harsh area,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn.

This innovative technology will benefit customers and has the potential for broad application within and beyond the electric power industry. Ergon is truly deserving of the Edison Award.”

Additional reporting by Edison Electric Institute.

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