Since 2002, PNM’s GIS department has used FME for many data automation tasks including conversion, extracts, reports, analyses, data quality and improvement, and error checking.
Of these FME workflows, at least 25 workflows are run on a schedule. They perform tasks such as providing outage data every 10 minutes, and daily processes including generating point features indicating bird related outages for the Environment Department, checking for accidentally deleted power poles in the database, new service delivery data error checking, and backing up ArcGIS Online street light data. FME also performs bi-annual franchise fee reports, monthly NM One Call distribution line buffering, and many more data automation tasks.
Using FME has resulted in improved, more accurate, and value-added data, allowing for better decision making and addressing new issues. It saves members of the GIS department time and the company money. Moreover, FME has become the GIS software of choice for automation and analysis at PNM for its power, speed, and reliability.
PNM is the largest electricity provider in the state of New Mexico, USA.