Data Collection, Enterprise GIS, and Data Management for the largest U.S. Energy Utility Company 

GIS Data Collection
  • Client: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

  • Prime: Evari GIS Consulting, Inc.

  • Timeline: multi-year contract

Evari GIS Consulting is the prime contractor under a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract in support of PG&E’s LED Streetlight Upgrade Program. Evari is providing enterprise GIS services to support initial geocoding, field audit, outreach, installation and data updates to acquire new rates. Evari staff is field-checking approximately 300,000 municipal and PG&E-owned street lights and supporting installation of 160,000 street lights across PG&E’s 70,000 square mile territory. Evari supports over 50 named users, including management, field audit review, and 3 distinct installation subcontractors.

Evari provides on-site training and as-needed, on-call support for all users. The system leverages PG&E’s Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), is load balanced within the Amazon Cloud, and leverages SqlServer and ArcGIS Server (Enterprise Advanced). Through the end of 2016 the project saved more than 25 million kilowatt hours of energy use per year. This project is on budget, on schedule, and ongoing.

Obstacles overcome include determining lights' rate schedules in the field and maintaining a cohesive approach across a geographic area larger than most utilities (from Redbluff to Bakersfield).

GIS Field Technicians - Street and Roadway Lighting Audit