Utilities in the United States are heading into uncharted territories, and the regulatory landscape is changing accordingly. To learn what it takes to tame this new territory, we spoke with three...
The ULTRA Award: Honoring Leaders in Information Technology
1, 1998, received an honorable mention for its distributed processing (client-server) computing infrastructure. Designed to ease the merger, the project involved a complete change out of desktops (about 3,000) and servers (160) and integration of midrange RISC computers (29). It also upgraded the telecommunications network for the future company, involving changes at some 83 networked physical locations, with total bandwidth capacity of 6.9 mb/sec.
Centra and Union, the two major gas utilities in Ontario, operate as subsidiaries of Westcoast Energy Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., under a shared-services arrangement.
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