Central Florida Electric Co-Op brings StakeOut system online


St Paul, MN, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — February 17, 2010 – Central Florida Electric Cooperative in Chiefland, FL, has successfully installed a new, pre-configured, version of software developer Powel, Inc.’s Standard StakeOut field design system, the company has announced.

Standard StakeOut is a compact version of the customizable StakeOut software package designed for rural cooperatives to allow faster, simpler implementation.

Serving a large, three county area that includes over 4,600 miles of line with about 33,000 meters in service, Central Florida saw an opportunity to integrate staking software as it began migrating to a Milsoft geographic information system (GIS), according to the co-op’s director of engineering, Ben Dawson.

“We did our staking by pen and paper but changed that approach after moving to the new GIS,” said Dawson. “We had no experience with staking software at the time but the Powel product met our current needs, and we’ll be able to customize it as our needs and comfort levels grow.”

Central Florida’s integration was facilitated by a standard MultiSpeak interface. In addition to compatibility with the GIS, the organization will integrate standardized workflows, reports, staking sheets, and other design data automatically with its ATS financial and customer information systems.  

Standard StakeOut is part of the WorkStudio suite, a mobile work management system that helps utilities work smarter through the entire asset lifecycle.