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Muscat Electricity Distribution Company - Getting Smarter with GIS

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Director - Electric Industry Solutions Esri

Pat Hohl, PE, is Esri's director of electric industry solutions. He was a pioneer in the use of GIS for electric utilities. He has over 35 years of experience in utility engineering, technology...

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The Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC) delivers power to the Governorate of Muscat, the capital of Oman. When Oman wanted better efficiency, transparency, and security of supply it turned to GIS. Since MEDC's founding, it has embraced significant innovation and the use of GIS. GIS has formed a pivotal foundation to:

•    Enable leaders to align strategic decision-making with operational capabilities.
•    Create a strategic planning platform that supports MEDC's operations and plans.
•    Enable effective strategic decision-making for assets and stakeholders.

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Julian Jackson on Apr 7, 2022

I am assuming you used mobile devices to collect the data.  Was it transferred to a central storage area in-house or did you use a cloud system?  What were the cybersecurity issues, if any?

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