By Ashley Rader
The Elizabethton Electric Department will soon start cataloging all the department’s assets using GPS systems.
Director of Electric Services Rob Toney said work using a geographical positioning system to catalog all the poles, meters and lines of the EED would begin March 6. He wanted to alert the EED customers that individuals may be on their properties to mark the location of the EED assets.
“Everywhere we have an asset, they will have to go to mark its location,” Toney said. “We want an accurate count of everything we own. It will help us create a good database of our assets, will help us with pole maintenance and to track outages and repairs in the future. The main reason for the project is to help us track our assets.”
The EED will be working with Davey Resources Group to complete the GPS tracking, which is expected to take about eight months to complete.
Toney said the project would be completed in four phases. The first phase will be in the city limits of Elizabethton. The second phase will be the Milligan and Central areas, the Johnson City service area and toward Unicoi County, the third phase will be Hunter and Stoney Creek and the fourth phase will be Valley Forge and Hampton.