Leveraging FME automation to minimize costs
Since 2002, PNM’s GIS department has used FME for various data automation tasks, including conversion, reports, analyses, and data QA/QC.
FME provides outage data every 10 minutes and performs daily processes, including generating point features indicating bird-related outages, checking for accidentally deleted power poles in the database, new service delivery data error checking, and backing up street light data. FME also executes bi-annual franchise fee reports, monthly New Mexico One Call distribution line buffering, and other automations.
Using FME has resulted in improved, more accurate, and value-added data, allowing for better decision-making. It saves the GIS department time, and PNM minimizes costs. FME has become PNM’s GIS software of choice for automation and analysis for its power, speed, and reliability.