Dominion Selects GE Network Solutions for their Engineering Design Process
Denver, CO (February 21, 2002) - GE Network Solutions, a leading supplier of network solutions to the utilities industry, today announced that Dominion has selected GE Network Solutions software to manage the engineering design process for planning, designing, and constructing extensions to their natural gas transmission and distribution network.
GE Network Solutions, a business unit within GE Power Systems, was recently created from the integration of three GE companies - GE Smallworld, GE Harris, and sofion - to provide customers with comprehensive, enterprise-wide network design, operation and management solutions.
Dominion has selected the GE Smallworld Design Manager product to enable full design capabilities within their Strategic Asset Management System (SAMS) environment. Initial rollout will support over 85 designers throughout the gas transmission and distribution business with the potential to extend into other groups. The new design environment will be fully integrated with Dominion's work management system. This interface will include two-way communications with the Work Management Information System (WMIS) product already implemented at Dominion by passing Compatible Unit (CU) and job status information between the two systems.
GE Network Solutions' Services Group will help Dominion implement this project by providing a full range of development and management services to support the roll out of the new capability.
David O'Brien, Utilities and Public Systems Leader at GE Network Solutions says, "We are excited to be working with our longtime customer, Dominion, on the rollout of the Design Manager application. We view our relationship with Dominion, one of the premier gas companies in the United States, as an example of GE Network Solutions' continuing growth in enterprise asset management for utilities."
Dominion Transmission (formerly CNG Transmission Corp.) was one of the first GE Smallworld customers in the US.
Dominion, headquartered in Richmond, Va, has 4 million electric and natural gas customers and more than 15,000 employees to serve them through a variety of subsidiaries. Dominion Energy, the company's electric power production and natural gas transportation and storage unit, includes two businesses: Dominion Generation and Dominion Transmission. Dominion Transmission operates gas pipelines and North America's largest natural gas storage system. Dominion serves gas customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.