IM-based mPower lands contract with Wakefield
IRON MOUNTAIN — Wakefield officials have chosen Iron Mountain-based mPower Innovations to help digitize their electric and water system assets and maintenance processes.
This system will help the city support its goal of providing reliable service to residents.
Wakefield will utilize mPower’s Integrator software, a web-based GIS asset management and system integration application that will enable the city in Gogebic County to view and update all of its utility assets and access critical information from one browser-based system–eliminating the process of searching for information in multiple sources and maps. Moving to a GIS-based asset management system will improve communication and response time to planned and unplanned service interruptions and maintenance.
“With mPower, the city of Wakefield will leap into the 21st Century by deploying powerful technology that will provide city staff with quick access to information, dynamic reports, and the ability to track an accurate inventory of city assets. In addition, residents will be able to view and report power outages and submit work orders from the comforts of their mobile devices,” said Robert Brown Jr., Wakefield city manager.
Jason Brown, president and CEO of mPower Innovations, added, “Partnering with mPower is a positive signal that the city of Wakefield is embracing new technology and committed to the residents and customers they serve. Building a solid GIS is critical to the maintaining an efficient, safe, and reliable utility.”
Wakefield is among mPower’s many Michigan municipal customers. The city has completed the onboarding process and is expected to have a fully functional GIS solution by the end of the year.
With more than 30 years of experience, mPower Innovations is a leader the geospatial industry. Along with the Iron Mountain headquarters, mPower has offices in Appleton, Wis.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Long Island, New York. The company caters to utilities and organizations at any stage of GIS and Smart Grid integration. They help their customers move from basic maps to fully integrated, GIS-based operations and engineering applications.