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Special Achievement in GIS Award

2017 SAG Award Winners

Sempra Energy and Sempra Energy

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Project Goal

The overarching theme of the Gas and Electric GIS enhancement projects are to continually improve and enhance services to meet operational needs and regulatory reporting requirements. The goal is to improve the accuracy and accessibility to gas and electric distribution, transmission, and storage infrastructure (pipes and wires) data using GIS. Enhancing and expanding the use of GIS at SoCalGas and SDG&E has brought significant value, and validated the investment made in GIS technology. Some of the benefits include improved access to asset & customer information for emergency response, advanced tools for distribution & transmission integrity management, and providing users with access to timely & accurate information about our gas and electric system to effectively maintain, plan, and mitigate risk.

Business Problem Solved

Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric implemented Enterprise Portal, ArcGIS Desktop tools, ArcGIS Server and reports to support regulatory mandates, emergency response, and day-to-day gas and electric operations. The GIS platform enhances predictive and reactive approaches to risk mitigation. This was accomplished through use of spatial analytics and advanced prioritization algorithm calculations which incorporated internal & external data sources. Users have dashboards and other tools to analyze and report on the integrated asset data.
Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric are implementing the Utility Pipeline Data Model (UDPM) to simplify the multiple GIS gas data models that exist within the companies. Leveraging the Linear Referencing System (LRS) and future Utility Network in a single GIS model will allow the organization to more easily address compliance requirements, verify safety, validate data integrity, and operational needs.

Technology Implemented

Portal for ArcGIS
ArcGIS Pro & Extensions
ArcGIS Desktop & Extensions
ArcGIS Server & Extensions
Collector for ArcGIS
OSI PI Integrator for ArcGIS
DNVGL Synergi Uptime
ArcGIS Workflow Manager

Development Team Biography

Chris Baker – CIO SDG&E & Southern California Gas Company
Douglas Schneider - VP System Integrity & Asset management
Julia Scull – IT Director Utility Operations & Financial Applications
Debbie Booy – Manager GIS Strategy & Application Support
Jesse Hernandez – IT Manager Gas GIS & Work Management Software Development
Gabe Mariano - IT Manager Electric GIS & Work Management Software Development
Osvaldo Arango – Project Manager GIS Strategy & Application Support
Amy Ordaz – Project Manager GIS Strategy & Application Support
Jeffrey Chen – IT Gas GIS Software Team Lead Enterprise GIS
Agus Wirya GIS Team Lead GIS Strategy & Application Support
Daniel Carrasco – GIS Team Lead GIS Strategy & Application Support
Amir Soheili - IT Gas GIS Sr. Software Developer
Ali Mirzabeigi - IT Gas GIS Sr. Software Developer
Jessica Altamira - GIS Analyst GIS Strategy & Application Support
Michelle Tateyama - GIS Analyst GIS Strategy & Application Support

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