Moscow, 9 December 2010. Company Esri CIS, the exclusive representative in the CIS countries of Esri, the world's largest provider of geographic information technologies, and JSC "Russian Corporation of communication" (Welfare Services Compensation Fund), the first in Russia manufacturer authorized equipment in the field of IT and telecommunications (part of the state corporation "Russian Technologies") announced a partnership agreement. Cooperation between the companies provides for the development and joint market promotion of geographic information systems for the public sector, including enterprises of electric power and other industries. At this stage the company will focus on creating solutions for effective management of electricity transmission networks and generation assets. Among these solutions: situational-analysis centers for monitoring and responding to, planning and optimization of network infrastructure, integrated system of energy security, GIS-based solutions for building intelligent networks Smart Grid.
These solutions are designed to help enterprises of the branch in achieving the strategic performance indicators: improving the efficiency of investment, energy efficiency, as well as maintenance and repair. According to participants of the partnership agreement, the GIS will play a central role element systems, situational management of utilities (situational-analysis centers, automated network management). GIS will provide the basis for building of strategic analysis and management of energy business, including – and in emergency situations. In this case the GIS, speaking of actual data storage, will assume the function of "single window" for different categories of users (from the workplace energy, including mobile – to the workplace supervisor). To achieve this objective will be to develop a single set of formal concepts and terms, as well as prepare the relevant meta-data (so-called "corporate ontology").