GIS helping utility co-ops save money, crack down on fraud

12/26/2012 | Intelligent Utility online

Utility cooperatives are using geospatial data to track outages, safety light functions, work orders and other functions. The information can also uncover fraud. "Within the first week the meter tampering widget was live, it recovered more than $3,000 in meter tampering that we may have never recovered or would have taken the next billing cycle to discover," said Todd Harrington at Union Power Cooperative in Monroe, N.C.

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