Jason Ramsey, MAS-GIS, GISP
Abstract: APS identified the need for a more comprehensive method to environmentally review daily Transmission and Distribution work orders. Because of the volume of work orders, most work orders were not being screened. APS utilizes Maximo as the work order management system. Through python scripting APS is able to extract asset information from a Maximo report, query Transmission and Distribution GIS layers for asset location and perform spatial analysis to determine if a work order has potential cultural, biological, or water-related environmental concerns. Because of the automation it now takes an environmental specialist about one-hour to perform a review on any flagged daily work orders.
Bio: Jason Ramsey, GISP has over 10 years experience in the electrical utility industry. Mr. Ramsey has a broad range of roles and experiences providing geospatial analysis/solutions to investor-owned utilities and independent power producers.