Public Service Company of Oklahoma is beginning a physical inventory of streets in all 232 cities and towns it serves as the utility prepares for new and innovative lighting systems.
The data collection firm, VentureSum will carry out the inventory and the process is expected to be finished by the end of the year or in early 2022.
The purpose of the inventory is to provide precise information on the streetlights in each town and municipality, including about a dozen attributes for each streetlight, and more accurate GPS coordinates.
“In addition to ultimately enhancing safety for many communities, this initiative will enable PSO personnel to more efficiently and effectively upgrade and restore our streetlights,” said PSO Customer Services Manager, Brandon Sirman. “Once the information has been collected, we will review the data and compare it to existing maps and records to create a more comprehensive and detailed streetlight inventory.”
Sirman adds the public may see field personnel driving around over the next few months as they stop to look at every streetlight and take pictures of the poles, and adds that if customers have any questions or concerns regarding the inventory, they may share that information in an email to email@example.com.
Source: PSO press release