Holistic solutions for electricity generators and distributors.
The asset-related needs of electrical utilities depend on whether they are electricity generators or are focused on electricity transmission and distribution. Electricity transmission and distribution companies are typically subject to pricing regulation as well as safety regulation, and this can create some tension when pricing expectations and safety requirements conflict. Electricity generators are generally not subject to pricing regulation, but are exposed to a highly competitive marketplace which constrains pricing decisions. All organisations in the electrical utilities sector are facing longer-term strategic disruption to their traditional business models with increasing environmental pressures and the rapid transition to renewable energy, much of it generated via rooftop solar panels.
For the most part, equipment in the electrical utilities industry is long-lived and (in comparison with other industries such as mining and mineral processing) maintenance costs contribute a comparatively smaller amount to total lifecycle costs. While equipment reliability and availability is important within the electrical utilities sector, the challenges tend to be more strategic and holistic. Much of the work that we have done in the electrical utilities sector is focused on helping our clients to address these strategic issues.
We have also delivered training in asset management, maintenance and reliability improvement to the electrical utilities sector.
Our extensive experience in the electrical utilities sector includes work for a wide range of organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand, including electricity generators as well as electricity transmission and distribution companies.
Electrical utilities case studies
ISO 55001 Certification for Pioneer Energy
After completion of a readiness and gap assessment of Pioneer Energy’s asset management system, we continued to support its journey to ISO 55001 certification.
Evaluating Pioneer Energy’s Need for ISO 55001 Certification
Find out how we assisted Pioneer Energy in determining their requirement to certify to ISO 55001 given their existing ISO 9001 certification.
Asset Management Training for Hydro Tasmania
Following an ISO 55001 gap assessment, Hydro Tasmania wished to increase their competency of ISO 55000 and asset management among key stakeholders.
ISO 55001 Gap Assessment for Hydro Tasmania
Hydro Tasmania’s aim was to assess its current level of compliance with ISO 55001, to be ready to align with the standard in the future.
Conductor Strategy Review for Western Power
We assisted in the development and facilitation of improving Western Power’s understanding of conductor condition and the factors that influenced it.
Electrical utilities articles
How to estimate the economic value of improved maintenance…
Using a value driver tree to estimate Economic Value Added can help reliability and maintenance managers build a business case for improvement initiatives.
6 tips to sell your asset management vision to…
Let’s explore how we might go about selling the vision for asset management, and engage with senior leadership so that they can provide ongoing support.
What is the 5 whys technique?
The 5 Whys technique offers a simple, effective way to uncover the root of an issue. It is best used in troubleshooting and quality-improvement initiatives.
5 quick tips for an effective CMMS
Your computerised maintenance management system may be the right fit for your organisation, but it can only be as good as your end users and their training.
Getting the most value from your CMMS
There is no perfect off-the-shelf CMMS. Let’s discuss how you can tailor your business processes to match your information system workflow, and vice versa.