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How KenGen Solved Its Data Management Problem

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Director, Utility Solutions, Esri

William (Bill) Meehan is the Director of Utility Solutions for Esri. He is responsible for business development and marketing Esri’s geospatial technology to global electric and gas utilities.A...

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The famous thought leader Simon Sinek once quipped, “more information is always better than less.” He added, “When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.” His concept is even more true when running a complex energy company like KenGen, the power generation company of Kenya.

While Sinek’s quote is true, decision-making can be compromised when the information is disorganized, out of date, and suspect. KenGen’s rapid growth, particularly in renewable geothermal, wind, and solar energy, created a problem: how to manage the massive asset, real-time, and performance data engulfing them minute by minute. Read how KenGen transformed its information system by deploying a GIS portal called the Integrated Resource Management Information System (IRMIS). IRMIS leveraged visual images, advanced data management, and good old-fashioned know-how to create a stunning system to confirm what Simon Sinek espouses. Read the story.


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