ABILENE, Texas – March 4, 2013 — Milsoft Utility Solutions, Inc., Lighthouse Electric Cooperative (EC) in Floydada, Texas, has chosen Milsoft Geographic Information System (GIS) and Milsoft Field Engineering (FE).
Lighthouse EC is collecting and organizing the data necessary to better model and analyze its electrical distribution system and manage its assets so as to be able to plan, engineer and operate as reliably, economically and efficiently as possible. “As the demands on our electric distribution system become not only greater but more complex, we must have an accurate, detailed computer model and facilities data base,” said IT Manager Tim Kendall, “Milsoft GIS and FE will enable us to do both.”
Milsoft GIS is used by 150 electric utilities for electric utility mapping and asset data management. The powerful yet easy to use software is fully integrated with ESRI GIS tools. It is unique in its capability to create and maintain a detailed electric network circuit model. Milsoft Field Engineering enables rapid, efficient collection and utilization of data from field design of system additions and improvements. Milsoft GIS and Milsoft FE together provide the data capture, management and display capabilities that a utility needs to maximize the many benefits of using GIS.
About Lighthouse Electric Cooperative
Lighthouse EC, headquartered in Floydada, Texas, is a non-profit, member-owned and democratically governed utility. The cooperative changed its name from Floyd County EC through a member contest from an entry suggesting “Lighthouse” because “the wonderful REA electricity lights up my home like a lighthouse on the plains.” Lighthouse EC provides electric energy to nearly 9,000 customers in 12 counties in Texas’ southeastern panhandle, southern high plains, and rolling plains areas. Learn more at: www.lighthouse.coop.
About Milsoft Utility Solutions, Inc.
The Milsoft team has provided industry leading engineering and operations (E&O) software and peerless customer support to the electric utility industry in the US and abroad for more than 25 years. Milsoft’s Engineering & Operations System integrates Engineering Analysis, Outage Management, Geographic Information, Field Engineering and IVR Communications with each other and with a utility’s other systems, applications and data to enable the most efficient and effective planning, operation and management of an intelligent grid. Learn more at: www.milsoft.com.