Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CCPPD Field Data Project Continues

GMS (Global Mapping Solutions) is still contracted by CCPPD to capture GPS (Global Positioning System) information for all CCPPD electrical structures including poles, meters and transformers. They will be working in the southeastern area of the CCPPD service territory. This includes parts or complete townships of St. Charles North & South, Sherman North & South, Cuming, Garfield, Logan, Neligh in Cuming County, Pebble & Cuming in Dodge County and Everett, Oakland, and Pershing in Burt County.
            Cuming County Public Power District is gathering all of this information for our GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping system. This will allow us to use any electronic device to view all of the equipment and locations of the equipment in our entire system.
            This GIS system is tied into all CCPPD customer data, billing and accounting software. This will allow the linemen to pinpoint the problem before going out to repair an issue as well as helping them know exactly what material is needed. For outages, it helps with planning for system improvements and shows what customers are affected. For staking and planning, it allows for correct quantities to be ordered and material needed prior to construction.
            GMS will be in the CCPPD service territory for several months completing their work. They will have signs on their vehicles stating they are contracted by CCPPD. We will notify customers by social media, the CCPPD website, press releases, public postings, newspapers and radio on what sections they will work on next. See the map below to view where they are currently working. Please tune in to one of these platforms to stay informed.
            If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 402-372-2463 or 877-572-2463.