What is Field Data Acquisition? Basically, it is capturing GPS (Global Positioning System) information for all electrical structures including poles, meters and transformers. CCPPD is going to be gathering all of this information for our GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping system. This will allow us to use any electronic device to view all of the equipment and locations of the equipment in our entire system.
This GIS system is tied into all CCPPD customer data, billing and accounting software. This will allow the linemen to pinpoint the problem before going out to repair an issue as well as helping them know exactly what material is needed. For outages, it helps with planning for system improvements and shows what customers are affected. For staking and planning, it allows for correct quantities to be ordered and material needed prior to construction.
The next step in the process of converting our system to GIS is to locate, identify and connect all of the information. A company by the name of GMS (Global Mapping Solutions) will be helping us with that by checking, marking and documenting each CCPPD structure. This will include poles, underground transformer boxes and any related electrical equipment. This company started working for CCPPD in May of 2019 and will continue for several months. They will have CCPPD signs on their vehicles as well as letters from CCPPD. They also will be working on Saturdays and Sundays to complete their work.
We will notify customers by social media, the CCPPD website, press releases, public postings, newspapers and radio on what sections they will work on next. We will also have a map posted to pinpoint the areas they will be working in. See the map below to view where they are currently working. Please tune in to one of these platforms to stay informed.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 402-372-2463 or 877-572-2463.