Trimble Delivers Network Information System to Finland’s Largest Electricity Distribution Company

Trimble delivers network information system Trimble NIS to Caruna − the largest electricity distribution company in Finland. The system contains functionality for modeling and managing network assets from network planning to construction and maintenance. The system delivery also includes an application for network investment management, which can be used when analyzing the effects of investments on the replacement value and current replacement cost of the network.

The system delivery expands functionalities of the long-term electricity grid planning solution Caruna has previously acquired from Trimble.

− Caruna is committed to offering its customers even more reliable electricity distribution, and this requires significant investments on the electricity grid in the near future. We want to ensure an optimal allocation of investments and maintenance resources. We also need more advanced tools for managing and analyzing network information. We chose Trimble as our system provider because of the extensive functionalities of Trimble NIS, which meet the requirements set to our network information system. This means we can minimize the use of any customized applications posing challenges to the system maintenance, says Timo Jutila, the Head of Asset Management & Design at Caruna.

Software implementation has started in June and is scheduled to be completed in early 2015.

− We are working on a tight implementation schedule, which is made possible by the complete software applications developed and productized in close collaboration with our customers. This significant deal and close collaboration with Caruna create a solid foundation for the development of innovative solutions also in the future, says the Segment Director Pekka Hämäläinen from Trimble’s Energy & Public Administration division.

 

For more information contact

Kai Lehtinen
General Manager, Trimble Energy & Public Administration
Tel. +358 40 5912 369
kai.lehtinen@trimble.com

Pekka Hämäläinen
Segment Director, Electric & Gas
Trimble Energy & Public Administration
Tel. +358 400 446 116
pekka.hamalainen@trimble.com

Timo Jutila
Head of Asset Management & Design, Caruna Oy
Tel. +358 50 453 6016
timo.jutila@caruna.fi

 

 

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. www.trimble.com

 

About Trimble Energy & Public Administration

Trimble Energy & Public Administration develops software solutions for energy distribution, public administration and water industries. The business area offers its customers high-end process support tools from planning to construction, operation and maintenance and enables building up first-class customer service solutions. Modularity, extensive GIS capabilities and interoperability with other systems are essential capabilities of the solutions. www.tekla.com/solutions

 

About Caruna Oy

Caruna is the largest electricity distribution company in Finland, responsible for distributing electricity to 640,000 residential and business customers in South, Southwest and Western Finland as well as Joensuu, Koillismaa and Satakunta. Caruna employs 340 people directly and up to 1,500 people indirectly all over Finland. Caruna has a strong commitment in building a weather proof network and invests 100 million euros annually in developing the electricity network. Caruna is owned by Suomi Power Networks Oy which is a consortium of Finnish pension funds Keva (12.5%) and Elo (7.5%) together with international infrastructure investors First State Investments (40%) and Borealis Infrastructure (40%). www.caruna.fi