Call for Participation - GIS For Utilities - [Energy Central Hot Topic in partnership with Esri] - No cost for participation for Community Members

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The power industry is in a state of transformation. And the way utilities use and think of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS systems, is maturing along with this state of transformation. The rollout and maintenance of GIS and related applications require a new way of thinking.  

In partnership with ESRI, we are pulling together GIS stories and insights related to this transformation, and we would like to hear from you:  

Some topic ideas include:

  • What has been your organization's early experience in integrating GIS tools, both successes and pain points? 
  • What new opportunities has GIS presented in relation to how utilities deliver service to their customers?
  • How has GIS been integrated as a core part of the utility business practice rather than just a plug-and-play tool?
  • What do you see for on the horizon for GIS systems and related applications specifically for the Power Industry?
  • How is GIS technology evolving to support the industry?

We look forward to reading your insights! 

How you can Participate: 

We welcome submissions from all community members for our Hot Topic Editions. All content must meet our content guidelines. For our Hot Topic Editions, solution providers are welcome to submit non-promotional content for consideration. Promotional content will not be approved unless you are part of a paid content partnership. For content, and partnership packages, contact us at for more information.


Content Guidelines:

For our Hot Topic Editions, we are looking for any type of content that speaks to the subject at hand. This can be a share link. blog post, infographic, article, white paper, or case study, podcast, etc. We do not have any specific requirements for length.


Instructions for Participation:

Submit your article directly to the site and follow these instructions:

  1. Share your insights - follow this link
  2. Submit your post for review by the due date (see below)
  3. Tag your post to the following topics (if you do not use the tags below, your content will not be considered for the Hot Topic Edition)

If you are with a PR agency - you need to submit the article under the author's profile.  If you need assistance or are unsure if the author has a profile on Energy Central, you may contact us at  

Review Process:

We will review submissions as they come in. It is critical that you use the tags above if you want your submissions to be considered for the Hot Topic Edition. Approval of submissions in the community does not mean you will be approved for the Hot Topic Newsletter Edition; it just means you are approved for the community. We will notify all those approved for the Hot Topic edition 1-2 days before the deployment date.

  • Final submissions due date:  Monday, December 12th
  • Issue deployment date:  Week of  December 19th


Thanks to our sponsor ESRI for supporting this Hot Topic Edition: 


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