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  • Main Title The use of information systems to transform utilities and regulatory commissions: The application of geographic information systems


  • Author: Wirick, D.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Montgomery, G.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Wagman, D.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Spiers, J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Washington, DC (United States)
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: National Regulatory Research Inst., Columbus, OH (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1995-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: One technology that can assist utilities remain financially viable in competitive markets and help utilities and regulators to better serve the public is information technology. Because geography is an important part of an electric, natural gas, telecommunications, or water utility, computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related Automated Mapping/Facilities Management systems are emerging as core technologies for managing an ever-expanding variety of formerly manual or paper-based tasks. This report focuses on GIS as an example of the types of information systems that can be used by utilities and regulatory commissions. Chapter 2 provides general information about information systems and effects of information on organizations; Chapter 3 explores the conversion of an organization to an information-based one; Chapters 4 and 5 set out GIS as an example of the use of information technologies to transform the operations of utilities and commissions; Chapter 6 describes the use of GIS and other information systems for organizational reengineering efforts; and Chapter 7 examines the regulatory treatment of information systems.
  • Physical Description: 96 p.


  • Keyword: Information Systems
  • Keyword: Public Utilities
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning And Policy
  • Keyword: Uses
  • Keyword: Regulations
  • Keyword: Investment


  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96011043
  • Report No.: NRRI--95-10
  • DOI: 10.2172/231329
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231329
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664162


  • Display Note: The National Regulatory Research Institute, Ohio State University, 1080 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1002 (United States); OSTI as DE96011043