Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a framework which enables the capture and analysis of spatial and geographical data. This analysis permits governments, meteorological services, regulatory bodies, and corporations to name a few, to make decisions based on a comparison of locational information. Electric utilities and energy-affiliated companies are no exception to the wide-ranging benefits of GIS. With the increase in the effects of global warming and the looming signs of climate change becoming ever more present, GIS has become a critical asset in asset management, resource mobilisation and overall decision-making at electric utilities.
The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been dubbed as the most active season on record. Over thirty (30) storms developed during the season; a staggering number to say the least. Moreover, weather experts are predicting that the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be just as active, if not worse. Consequently, many electric utilities and disaster management organisations have since been implementing GIS into their operational systems, to assist them in the management of disaster recovery, with a high level of precision and accuracy. GIS has facilitated electric utilities’ quick turnaround in the restoration of power after a storm, having provided the exact location of the outages and intricate details of the topography, vegetation, and population density.
Given the increased use of GIS by electric utilities, CARILEC has decided to focus its symposium on the use of GIS in disaster management and restoration, under the theme, “Resilience. Sustainability. Continuity.”. The symposium will feature virtual presentations from electric utilities which have successfully utilised GIS in disaster and power restoration efforts, as well as in their everyday operations. Armed with actionable intelligence from the use of GIS, attendees will be able to use data to make decisions in a timely manner, with the desired outcomes. Come and receive first-hand information on the benefits and multiple uses of GIS in the electric utilities and energy sector! Reserve your space today!
For further information contact our Marketing and Member Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. This symposium is targeted towards CEOs, senior utility personnel, disaster coordinators, occupational health and safety officers, engineers and technical specialists/analysts of electricity and energy affiliated organisations.
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