Creating a Road Map For Investing in Utility Infrastructure
Case Study: How Hydro Ottawa Deployed An Asset Investment Planning Tool
By Jenna Van Vliet, Hydro Ottawa and Boudewijn Neijens, Copperleaf Technologies
Investing to improve aging infrastructure is critical if a utility is going to remain reliable and safe. Like many utilities, Hydro Ottawa built large segments of its distribution system during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. In recent years, the utility found itself needing to invest in its aging infrastructure at an accelerated pace to improve system reliability and reduce interruptions. The company needed a strategic approach to asset investment planning to achieve its goals.
This case study describes how Hydro Ottawa gained corporate sponsorship to implement and deploy the Copperleaf C55 solution, and explains how the company uses C55’s Predictive Analytics and Investment Portfolio Optimization capabilities to produce interdependent short- and long-term plans for its projects and programs.