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Episode #12: ‘To Unlock the Modern Utility, GIS is Key’ with Bill Meehan of Esri - [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast]

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This week on the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast, Jason Price and Matt Chester is joined in the booth by Bill Meehan, Director of Utility Solutions at Esri. Bill is well-known to the regular Energy Central readers for his frequent posts on all things geographic information systems (GIS) and his clear drive to optimize the operations of the utility industry. In this episode, Bill shares numerous stories about how he’s seen the energy sector use GIS in new and compelling ways, as well as tales where GIS may have prevented headaches from utility executives should such solutions have been properly implemented.

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In Bill’s 15 years with Esri, he’s been a clear thought leader and innovator in the field, having even authored multiple definitive books that are must-haves for the bookshelf of any GIS professional. No matter your experience level with GIS, Bill’s charismatic storytelling style will help you see the light when it comes to how powerful these technical solutions can be, so he was a no brainer as a guest on the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast!


Key Links:

Bill Meehan’s Energy Central Profile: https://energycentral.com/member/profile/360/about

Asset Management Starts with Great Data: https://energycentral.com/o/esri/asset-management-starts-great-data

Stanley’s Leaning Pole: https://energycentral.com/o/esri/stanley%E2%80%99s-leaning-pole

Shred All Those Paper Maps: https://energycentral.com/o/esri/shread-all-those-old-paper-maps


As a reminder, the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast be looking for the authors of the most insightful articles and the members with most impactful voices within the Energy Central community and we'll invite them to discuss further so we can dive even deeper into these compelling topics. Posting twice per month (on the first and third Tuesdays), we'll seek to connect with professionals in the utility industry who are engaging in creative or innovative work that will be of interest to their colleagues and peers across the Energy Central community. 

The Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast is hosted by Jason PriceCommunity Ambassador of Energy Central. Jason is a Business Development Executive at West Monroe, working in the East Coast Energy and Utilities Group. Jason is joined in the podcast booth by the producer of the podcast, Matt Chester, who is also the Community Manager of Energy Central and energy analyst/independent consultant in energy policy, markets, and technology.  

If you want to be a guest on a future episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast, let us know! We’ll be pulling guests from our community members who submit engaging content that gets our community talking, and perhaps that next guest will be you! Likewise, if you see an article submitted by a fellow Energy Central community member that you’d like to see broken down in more detail in a conversation, feel free to send us a note to nominate them.  For more information, contact us at community@energycentral.com. Podcast interviews are free for Expert Members and professionals who work for a utility.  We have package offers available for solution providers and vendors. 

Happy listening, and stay tuned for episode #13 later this month! Like what you hear, have a suggestion for future episodes, or a question for our guest? Leave a note in the comments below.

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Thanks to the sponsors of this episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast: West MonroeEsriGuidehouse, and CPower


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