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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Florida Power and Light Receives GITA’s Excellence Award

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) has announced that Florida Power & Light, Juno Beach, FL, was named a recipient of the 2008 GITA Excellence Award. The award recognizes the dedication, insight, and high degree of initiative in the outstanding application of geospatial technology. The award was presented during the Opening Session of GITA’s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference, being held March 9-12, 2008, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Wash.

Florida Power and Light (FPL) is one of the largest and fastest growing electric utilities in the country, serving 4.5 million customers. It adds approximately 90,000 new customers annually within its 27,000 sq. mi. territory. To manage this growth, FPL began investing in GIS technology in the late 1980s. In 2001, FPL implemented its asset management system to manage its electrical distribution infrastructure, consisting of over 1.6 million poles and 750,000 transformers. AMS is the foundational application that integrates all of FPL’s distribution applications using EAI technology. On any given night AMS is providing over 5,000 land and facility updates to more than 10 applications.

“FPL is honored to be recognized by GITA for our GIT achievements,” said Radha Swaminathan, director of Business Solutions, Florida Power & Light.