AES Torino S.p.A.
The SITEGAS project originated from the need to
homogenize two services managed by AES Torino
for the Torino municipality in Italy and surroundings: gas and district heating. The rapidly growing
network of district heating, supported by a new
cogeneration plant under construction, required a
homogenous GIS to efficiently plan, design, build,
and manage gas and district heating networks.
One of the most significant hurdles in creating an
integrated system was the need to tie together the
various IT components being used and preserve
their data in the improved system. AES Torino
used a portfolio of Bentley software to create that
integration, including MicroStation, Bentley Map,
Bentley PowerMap, Bentley PowerMap Field,
Bentley Connector to mySAP, Digital InterPlot,
Geo Web Publisher, ProjectWise, ProjectWise
Geospatial Manage-ment, and ProjectWise
Connector for Oracle.
In addition to fostering interoperability among
GIS, ERP, CRM, piping network analysis and simulation, and other IT systems, interdepartmental
interoperability was a major goal so SITEGAS
information would be available throughout the
company. For maximum usability, there are different permission profiles for different users, specialized for functions such as viewing, editing, reporting, redlining, opening and managing work orders,
and so on.
The new system also helps SITEGAS work with
outside contractors and other utilities. Through
Web publishing, subcontractors can easily access
graphic and alphanumeric information about the
utility networks. This helps avoid inconsistency in
information and reduces the time required to
access it. In addition, other utilities and their subcontractors working in the same territory have easy
access to appropriate network data for digging. ;