Bill Meehan

Author of four books: GIS for Enhanced Electric Utility Performance, Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS and Power System Analysis by Digital Computer, he is a sought-after speaker and thought leader. His blogs have been widely read. He has lectured extensively and taught courses at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. Bill holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and an M.S. in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining Esri, Bill was the vice president of electric operations for a major electric and gas utility. Bill is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He currently is the Director of Electric Utility Solutions at Esri, the world's largest GIS company.

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Transmission GIS: Fueling Innovation

Esri users that represent electric transmission operations met in late April of 2023 to share success in using Esri technology.

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Electric Utility GIS Mobility Reading List

This blog provides resource links for those interested in GIS mobility for electric utilities

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How Many Zeros In Quadrillion?

Energy usage in the US in 2021 was 100 quadrillion BTUs. 80% are from fossil fuels. Utilities will be busy decarbonizing. GIS will help them.

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GIS Helps Utilities Think Differently

GIS is not just about making beautiful maps. It certainly does that. But is also about thinking differently.

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GIS Helps Utility Workers Do Their Jobs

GIS removes the barriers mobile workers face when doing their jobs. It eliminates cumbersome paper maps and forms providing real-time awareness.

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