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Joins Growing List of Nation’s Largest Energy Businesses Implementing ESRI Enterprise GIS Software and Services
Redlands, California—Pacific Gas and Electric company (PG&E) has selected ESRI as its enterprise geographic information system (GIS) software provider. The company will take advantage of a corporate-wide enterprise license that includes the full suite of ArcGIS software, extensions, and services. The result will be an open, scalable, and standards-based GIS architecture that will integrate and leverage existing information technology (IT) resources. The newly implemented GIS will meet diverse business and engineering needs now and into the future.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. The company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, serves approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.
PG&E’s selection of ESRI software for a company-wide site license is the latest in a series of large-scale implementations by the nation’s largest energy businesses. Half of the nation’s top dozen energy businesses now use ESRI’s enterprise GIS software. PG&E joins major utilities such as Southern Company, DTE Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Consumers Energy, PHI Holdings, and many others.
“ESRI has spent more than 35 years providing the core GIS technology platform to energy businesses of all sizes, and we’ve partnered with leading industry vendors to meet the full range of utility business needs,” says Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI. “We’re committed to leveraging this expertise to help utilities like PG&E. The enterprise platform will enable employees to work faster, smarter, and with greater efficiency and productivity using GIS for analytics and decision support.”
The multiyear implementation will deliver a single GIS solution for PG&E’s electric, gas, and land base divisions and enhance investments in core information technologies. Best-of-breed partners that will also work with PG&E include ABB, Itron, Advantica, Cadastra, IBM, MDSI, Miner & Miner, and SAP.
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit www.esri.com.