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Hydro Ottawa awards Intergraph contract for GIS and outage and mobile workforce management

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 17, 2003 — Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced that Hydro Ottawa Limited will be using Intergraph’s G/Electric for geofacilities management and InService™, for outage and mobile workforce management.

Hydro Ottawa serves approximately 260,000 customers in the Ottawa region and is the third largest electric utility in Ontario.

G/Electric and InService will form the foundation of Hydro Ottawa’s integrated Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) environment, which supports seamless workflows among applications that manage and maintain a service-delivery network. G/Electric’s open architecture facilitates integration between geospatially related analysis applications.

InService’s outage management capability will enable Hydro Ottawa to manage day-to-day network operations more efficiently and reduce restoration time during power outages throughout its 1,050-square-kilometer service territory. In addition, it will analyze operating data to help predict and correct probable distribution network failures.

According to Norm Fraser, vice president, Network Planning & Operations, “Hydro Ottawa looked for integrated solutions to reduce the risk, cost and time required to achieve geospatial information workflows that speed decision support and crew response time to trouble calls. This is in line with our continued commitment to provide safe, reliable, effective and efficient service for our customers.”

Intergraph is the only vendor to offer a comprehensive suite of pre-integrated, off-the-shelf products to manage the distribution network, thereby reducing the risks associated with selecting multiple vendors for GIS, outage management, trouble-related dispatch and mobile workforce management.

“Intergraph’s one-stop approach with one cohesive implementation team and customer interface point speeds implementation, providing faster system benefits and payback from Hydro Ottawa’s investment,” said Arthur Spencer, executive vice president of Utilities & Communications, Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions.

For more information about Intergraph’s solutions visit, http://imgs.intergraph.com/.

Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Ottawa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., is the electricity distribution company for Canada’s capital city. In Ontario’s electricity market, Hydro Ottawa has two important jobs: ensuring the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to 260,000 residential and business customers; and billing for its services and for the services provided by other organizations in Ontario’s electricity system. For more information, visit www.hydroottawa.com.

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions is a geospatial solutions provider for the following markets: local, state and federal government; transportation; utilities; communications; location-based services; photogrammetry; remote sensing; cartography; and military and intelligence. For more information, visit http://imgs.intergraph.com/.