Bayernwerk Receives Innovation Award from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Hexagon’s Icon Award presented for Bayernwerk’s efforts to improve electric and gas network management
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, June 14, 2017
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure presented Bayernwerk with an Icon Award for Bayernwerk’s efforts to improve the management of its vast electric and gas network. Announced at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s annual conference, the Icon Awards are Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s highest customer award, presented for visionary use of software to significantly benefit customers and communities.
Bayernwerk is the largest electric and gas distribution network operator in Bavaria and one of the largest in Germany, serving more than 2 million customers. Formed from the merger of five regional utility companies, Bayernwerk’s predecessor companies operated six different geographic information systems (GIS) of mixed data quality. To ensure efficient network management and support various technical workflows, the company needed to provide standardized access to a unified database. This required importing data from the legacy systems and improving data quality by converting all of it to vector format.
Bayernwerk standardized on Hexagon’s Intergraph G/Technology suite, including the pre-configured G!NIUS data models, as the platform to migrate and consolidate legacy data and create a unified network model. Today, 1,400 employees working from the utility’s 19 regional centers use the system to input changes and obtain network information. Hexagon’s solutions are at the heart of Bayernwerk’s activities, supporting planning and analysis, design and construction, maintenance, fault management and network calculation. These capabilities help streamline data access, improve decision-support companywide, and reduce operating costs. Hexagon’s solutions also help Bayernwerk manage the transition to renewable energy. The company’s territory contains more installed photovoltaic capacity than the entire United States.
“Bayernwerk is an innovator in its use of utility GIS solutions to power network planning and operations, including Germany’s transition to renewable energy,” said Steven Cost, president, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. “We are proud of our long-time partnership with Bayernwerk and congratulate the company on its 2017 Icon Award.”
Bayernwerk joins Bell Canada, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command and Uttar Pradesh Police as 2017 Icon Award winners.
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure helps utilities and communications companies achieve greater reliability, increase efficiency and fulfill the expectations of customers, shareholders and regulators. A pioneer in the development and application of location-based technology, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has provided solutions to hundreds of utilities and communications customers around the globe for 40 years, supporting network engineering, network operations, customer services, sales and marketing and physical security.