A common theme in electric utilities is that every process has its own software, and every software has its own process. This makes for time-consuming days and the expense of more software for everyone. In this class, you learn how Northeast Nebraska Public Power District alleviated this very problem with Autodesk® solutions and a little bit of code. What used to be a manual process composed of paper and pencil drawings (you read that right!), Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets, and lots of tabs in their financial system has been transformed into a simple process that is all done in the AutoCAD® Utility Design software environment. Now work order management, staking, engineering, and material ordering are all achieved in the software the designers know best.
- Discover how a utility eliminated multiple steps in multiple software products to save time and effort
- Integrate AutoCAD Utility Design into the work order and financial processes
- Describe the solution used at Northeast Nebraska Public Power
Jeremiah is a Geodesign Consultant for Spatial Business Systems in Lakewood, CO and is the lead technical adviser for integration and implementation services around AutoCAD Utility Design and various GIS and Financial systems. He understands that great technology supports great processes, because without the process you just have expensive software. Using Autodesk-based solutions for 8 years as a CAD/GIS Supervisor and communications network engineer, and an Autodesk Instructor and Consultant has defined his career so far. He has presented at AU three times, won the Top DAUG competition at AU 2003, and is a GIS Professional.
Scott is the Technical Systems Manager for Northeast Nebraska Public Power. Initially hired to plan and deploy "smart metering" he has moved into the implementation and integration of all technology in the utility: GIS mapping, smart metering, substation monitoring, accounting, billing, staking, outage management, system engineering, and customer service. Scott enjoys the challenges of making business processes more efficient. Education, Military experience, and entrepreneurship have laid the foundation of his ability to analyze, assess, and present solutions to every level of the organizatio