SDG&E and SoCalGas Honored with Enterprise GIS Award at the 2018 Esri International Conference
Two utilities recognized as international industry leaders for their pioneering uses of Geographic Information System mapping technology to deliver energy safely and reliably
Jul 9, 2018
LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today received a prestigious international award for their innovative use of location intelligence and spatial analytics. Geographic information system (GIS) is the foundational system that provides information about gas and electric networks to enhance situational awareness and decision making for the assets and customers at both utilities. SDG&E and SoCalGas were recognized by Esri for being industry leaders before a crowd of 18,000 international technology experts and GIS users at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego. A photo is available here.
The Enterprise GIS Award is given annually to an organization that uses geographic information system software to provide meaningful business intelligence across the organization – from staff to field operations to management.
"Esri's ArcGIS platform helps both SoCalGas and SDG&E deliver energy safely and reliably to our 25 million customers by giving us real-time data to make informed decisions," said Jimmie Cho, senior vice president of customer services for SoCalGas and senior vice president of distribution operations for SoCalGas and SDG&E. "Whether it's helping our staff provide excellent customer service to homes and businesses, or using mapping data to monitor pipelines or power lines during an emergency response, Esri's platform helps us keep our systems in service, increase productivity, and ultimately serve our customers better."
"SDG&E and SoCalGas are true pioneers in their efforts providing real-time information throughout their organization to offer the best service to their customers," said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. "Both utilities have created a platform that is agile, helps mitigate damage and provides support to the people who need it, when they need it."
About 2,000 SDG&E and SoCalGas employees across multiple business areas use Esri's ArcGIS mapping and analytics platform. Staff from customer service, integrity management, environmental services, emergency response, engineering, field operations, and planning use the GIS data in real-time.
SDG&E leverages the geographic data in the following ways:
SoCalGas uses the geographic data in the following ways:
SoCalGas is committed to investing in its natural gas system infrastructure, while keeping bills affordable for our customers. From 2013 through 2017, the company spent nearly $6 billion to upgrade and modernize its natural gas system to enhance safety and reliability. The company is also committed to being a leader in the region's clean energy future, and is working to accelerate the use of renewable natural gas from dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants and the development of renewable energy storage technologies. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.
SOURCE Southern California Gas Company
For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: SDG&E, Joe Britton, Communications & Marketing, (858) 654-8271, JBritton@semprautilities.com, MEDIA CONTACT: SoCalGas: Vanessa Skillman, Office of Media and Public Information, (213) 244-2442, Vskillman@semprautilities.com