Cass County Electric Cooperative welcomed Ryan Lee as our new GIS specialist in August. Lee comes to us from the Columbia Rural Electric Association, which is in the apple-growing state of Washington.
Lee plays a vital role in helping Cass County Electric remain safe and reliable for employees, contractors, and our members, by creating and maintaining our mapping system. In this role, he identifies every piece of equipment on the system. Equipment includes items like transformers, poles, meters. When another employee installs a new meter, Lee not only notes the member’s address for the new equipment but the precise location on the property.
During an outage, our line crew can open our maps and know exactly where they need to start looking for an issue to restore the power. The mapping system improves our reliability and decreases outage restoration time. As the number of consumer-member continues to increase, it’s Lee’s role to keep our maps up-to-date, so at Cass County Electric Cooperative we can provide affordable and reliable energy.
“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
Hunting, fishing, tabletop games, video games, woodworking.
New Zealand or Iceland
Fall, because it includes hunting, cool weather and changing leaves
A month-long family vacation.
Any prehistoric time when dinosaurs roamed, to see them living and breathing, and to view the landscape.
My wife, McKenzie, and I were born and raised in Minnesota. After college, we moved to Washington to pursue our careers. After six years, we were ready to move back to the Midwest. We have three wonderful children, Everett (5), Orson (3), and Ingrid (1), who are all excited to be closer to their grandparents and family.