Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Introducing the WAND Utilities Taxonomy

The latest addition to our WAND Taxonomies is the WAND Utilities Taxonomy, the first in our new suite of utilities taxonomies.  

It provides terms common to all utility companies including Electric Utilities, Gas Utilities, Water Utilities, and Wastewater Utilities.

You may be familiar with our WAND Electric and Gas Utilities Taxonomy which has been a part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal for several years.  We decided that it was time to also create an expanded independent Utility Taxonomy and then follow that with individual taxonomies for the various utility providers.  We will keep the WAND Electric and Gas Utilities Taxonomy as a legacy taxonomy.


The new WAND Utilities Taxonomy includes terms related to the different types of utility providers such as Investor Owned Utilities, Cooperative Utilities, or Municipal Utilities.  Top level terms include Associations and Organizations, Forms, Policies, Procedures, Regulatory Agencies, Safety and Security, Statutes and Regulations, Utilities Agreements and Contracts, Utility Billing, Utility Infrastructure, Utility Providers and Utility Services.

This taxonomy provides a foundation of 614 terms and 142 synonyms and can be customized.
 
Watch for our soon-to-be released WAND Electric Utility Taxonomy, WAND Gas Utilities Taxonomy, WAND Water Utilities Taxonomy and the WAND Wastewater Utilities Taxonomy in the suite of utilities taxonomies. 

The WAND Utilities Taxonomy was designed to be a companion taxonomy to the Electric Utilities, Gas Utilities, Water Utilities and Wastewater Utilities Taxonomies 

As with all WAND Taxonomies, it is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.