January 24, 2011

Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative Adds the Power of Outage Mapping to its Website With Storm Center

Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative (PCEC) in Missouri is the most recent utility to add the power of Storm Center to its website.  iFactor’s Storm Center product provides PCEC with a dynamic outage map, showing both individual outages and outage summaries by zip code.  The map also provides important details for each outage, including the number of customers affected, estimated restoration time and crew status.  With Storm Center, customers, the media, emergency responders, and public officials have quick and easy access to vital outage information 24 hours a day. PCEC’s Storm Center is provided as a completely managed service, which makes the benefits of a fully supported outage map available without the major internal IT and infrastructure requirements typical of an on-premise installation.   As a managed service, PCEC has access to product updates on a regular basis with minimal involvement.  The service also provides 24/7 availability and guaranteed scalability, making sure outage information is available to members in all circumstances, including blue sky days and high-traffic storm scenarios.