BEL’s rapidly growing customer base and increasing demand for power require significant power system construction. BEL expects this expansion to continue for the foreseeable future. BEL determined that it was essential to improve construction project cost-control, productivity tracking and long-term asset maintenance. Therefore they investigated an array of software solutions, comparing functionality, cost, ability to interface with existing systems, and proven successful implementations. After extended due diligence, BEL selected Varasset.
BEL will use Varasset to manage distribution work activities, asset management and project cost tracking, including line extensions/maintenance, system improvements vegetation management (significant due to rainforest growth) and accounts payable for contractor work. Varasset will interface with BEL’s existing ESRI and other internal systems, automating and streamlining work processes.
About Belize Electricity Limited
Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is the primary distributor of electricity in Belize, Central America. Serving a customer base of approximately 83,000 accounts, BEL is regulated by the Belize Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Approximately 65% of the energy distributed by BEL is sourced from renewable energy sources.
Implemented in electric, cable and telco utilities across the US, Varasset (varasset.com) adapts to each utility’s unique business processes. Core Varasset functionality includes:
• Asset management;
• Work management;
• Mobile work / inspections;
• Integrated ESRI mapping;
• Specialty billing;
• Business intelligence and data analysis.