Utilities' annual GIS costs expected to hit $3.7 billion in 5 years

04/11/2012 | Transmission & Distribution World online

Electric utility companies will steadily increase their spending on GIS services over the next five years, Pike Research predicts, with spending reaching $3.7 billion by 2017. "As the deployment of intelligent field equipment, particularly advanced metering infrastructure, has surged, the applications leveraging this infrastructure are increasingly dependent on GIS-based data for critical real-time performance," said Pike Vice President Bob Gohn.

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