Electricity Company of Ghana Deploys Advanced Geographic Enterprise Asset Management System

Hexagon’s Security, Infrastructure and Geospatial division has announced the successful deployment of an advanced geographic enterprise asset management (EAM) system for the Ghana Electricity Company (ECG). This intelligent EAM, powered by Hexagon’s G/Technology, will enable ECG to efficiently plan, manage and operate its distribution network to meet the growing needs of 4.5 million customers.

Hexagon’s enterprise system unifies data from a variety of geographic information systems (GIS), enabling two-way data flow with other systems based on the Common Information Model (CIM) standard. The system enhances ECG’s ability to geo-reference and manage assets with integrated tools for surveying, data capture and maintenance, as well as network planning and computation. Mobile capabilities enable efficient inspections and maintenance, while a web portal helps employees locate assets, examine the network, and more. Migration to Hexagon’s system will increase process efficiency and reduce asset management costs by harmonizing systems, validating existing data and capturing missing data.

“Utilities Geographic Information System is the critical component that fuels innovation in utilities,” said Keli Gadzekpo, Chairman of the Board of ECG. “This project is the foundation and the first step in the modernization of ECG operations. It is the platform for digitizing power grid assets, a prerequisite for bringing efficiency to the cable industry. »

Part of ECG’s Utility Operations Modernization activity, the project was commissioned by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana, on behalf of the Government of Ghana’s Millennium Challenge Account Entity Program and funded by the Government of Ghana. American.

“We are extremely grateful to Hexagon for working tirelessly to deliver this innovative product,” said Julius K. Kpekpena, CEO and COO, Millennium Development Authority. “This technology puts Ghana’s largest power utility on the path to modernizing its operations. GIS is the foundation of modern tools to help ECG plan its networks, reduce losses, collect revenue and serve customers more efficiently.

The project included the purchase and installation of system software, server hardware, mobile field units and services for data migration by Hexagon, and field validation of assets by PDSA Ghana, part of Hexagon, and aerial imagery production by ILV Wagner using Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems topography. and airborne imaging technologies.

“Reliable electricity requires accurate data and tools to plan, design and manage networks, which can also reduce overall maintenance costs,” said Maximillian Weber, senior vice president, global utilities and communications, security division. , infrastructure and geospatial from Hexagon. “We are proud to help Electricity Company of Ghana provide quality service to its customers.”

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