Stadtwerke Bayreuth Energie und Wasser GmbH Uses GIS to Manage and Visualize Asset Data

Finding that its CAD-based network information system hindered data integration, Stadtwerke Bayreuth Energie und Wasser GmbH implemented a GIS solution to integrate asset data management, improve network visualization, and meet mandated reporting requirements.

The Challenge

Stadtwerke Bayreuth Energie und Wasser GmbH provides services for more than 80,000 residents in the city of Bayreuth, Germany, and surrounding areas. A multi-utility company, Stadtwerke Bayreuth supplies natural gas, drinking water, and electricity to industrial, commercial, and household customers. Using an environmentally responsible energy and water supply concept, the company relies on innovative information technologies to perform best practices and ensure all customers receive timely and efficient services.

Wanting to keep up with modern data management and visualization methods, Stadtwerke Bayreuth found that its CAD-based network information system limited its data integration possibilities between various branches and assets. To better serve its customers, Stadtwerke Bayreuth needed a customizable geographic information system (GIS) that adapted to the requirements of inner-city and rural networks, as well as a sustainable spatial data infrastructure (SDI) that would easily migrate existing gas and water data.

The Solution

Stadtwerke Bayreuth selected Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure to implement its Intergraph G/Technology software with G!NIUS add-on modules to migrate its gas and water data. Hexagon customized this GIS solution to individual Stadtwerke Bayreuth requirements needed to support gas, water, cadastre, and topography sectors. With the Hexagon solution, Stadtwerke Bayreuth has been able to standardize information collection, manage large data flows, and reduce inconsistent reporting - ensuring that Stadtwerke Bayreuth could analyze accurate data in real-time.

Building on top of the G/Technology platform, Stadtwerke Bayreuth developed applications for each of its utility services. These applications provided integrated data that allowed for the representation of assets; for instance, the representation of Stadtwerke Bayreuth's cable networks supported a portrayal of current multi-line plans in different states, giving a faster and more accurate calculation of cable lengths. Additionally, G!NUIS’ ability to gather statistics allowed Stadtwerke Bayreuth to quickly deliver accurate reporting to the Federal Network Agency. By using G/Technology with G!NUIS as a comprehensive data management solution, Stadtwerke Bayreuth has been able to visualize its various resources and assets across all service areas - ensuring reliable energy supplies via real-time reporting and information.

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