New York Power Authority Award State-Wide Geospatial project to NM Group

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded a multi-year contract to NM Group to deliver a geospatial, engineering and vegetation analysis for powerlines throughout the state. The project will require the use of remote sensing techniques, such as aerial LiDAR and imagery, to acquire yearly asset management information on the 1,400 mile transmission network.

When combined with NM Group’s proprietary analysis, the data collected will be used to calculate precise 3D measurements along the powerlines as well as the ground topography and nearby vegetation. The project will assist NYPA in maintaining a safety, reliability and utilization across the network.

John Wingfield, New York Power Authority manager, Surveying, Mapping and GIS commented, “We are pleased to be working with NM Group. Awarding the project through a multi-year contract means we can work more collaboratively with our supplier which we believe will deliver the best long term value to NYPA and its stakeholders.”

Nick Ferguson, Senior Vice President at NM Group, added, “We are delighted to be working with NYPA to support their vegetation management, engineering and GIS departments. NM Group has been deployed on transmission and distribution networks throughout the North East for the past decade and will be working closely with NYPA to share best practice and our cutting edge technologies to improve network reliability, safety and utilization.”

 About New York Power Authority

NYPA is the nation’s largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. For more information visit and follow NYPA on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.

About NM Group

NM Group ( is a specialist service provider of asset management, survey and mapping solutions to the power sector. Applying a range of remote sensing and geospatial technologies, the company offers a full range of services from data acquisition through to analytics and web applications for wider access to information.


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