Utility Infrastructure Strategy
Resilient Service via Strategic Investment
Utility infrastructure is reaching a critical point across the world. Assets are aging out, technology is developing exponentially, and the goals of utility systems are changing. We provide independent assessment and validation of utility systems and the strategies used to carry out the goals and objectives of owners and stakeholders.
Our experience includes:
- Energy Security and Resiliency
- Utility Master Plans
- Utility Condition Assessments
- ESPC/UESC Support
- Business Case Analysis
Energy Security and Resiliency
Providing backup in times of need.
The constant provision of energy is critical to the operation of many entities, and with today’s evolving energy supply and demand, keeping up with a secure and reliable system can be difficult. We provide analysis of critical loads and identify methods to enable our clients to build or acquire energy assets that provide backup in times of need.
Utility Master Plans
A goal without a plan is destined to fail.
We provide master planning services to enable our clients to rebuild, expand, or alter their utility system to meet goals for today and tomorrow. Our unique blend of knowledge and experience enables us to provide services across the utility spectrum, including not only water, wastewater, and electric but also natural gas and thermal systems, from production to distribution to collection.
Utility Condition Assessments
Our clients can plan for the future.
Understanding a utility system requires physical and computational analysis. Our teams spend time in the field getting to know existing systems and operations to provide our clients with detailed analysis of existing conditions. We evaluate the condition of assets, the potential remaining life, and forecast future needs so that our clients can plan for the future.
We provide in-depth analysis.
Energy Savings Performance and Utility Energy Service Contracts are often prudent ways to enable our clients to save, or avoid, costs. However, the projects proposed by ESPC/UESC contractors require analysis both before and after implementation. We provide in-depth analysis of whether a proposed project is best for our client, both in terms of cost savings and mission compliance/enhancement. After implementation, we provide certified measurement and verification services to enable our clients to hold their contractors to their terms.
Business Case Analysis
Understanding the life cycle cost is critical.
Understanding the life cycle cost of a system or a project is critical to deciding whether or not to fund a project up front. We provide in-depth analysis of both the technical and economic factors that influence utility and infrastructure spending. Our teams have evaluated projects such as the decentralization of campus-level thermal assets to the 50-year life cycle cost analysis of utility systems for entire military installations.