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Power performance improvement & energy efficiency

Increasing the value of power

Did you know?

We have a team dedicated to providing advice on increasing value and business efficiency for the owners and operators of power assets.

Who are we?

We are the only Big Four firm to have an experienced and multi-skilled combination of financial advisory and management consulting power specialists.

What do we do?

We advise power generation asset owners and utility clients on improvements to their operational, commercial and, in some cases, their engineering performance, to help them generate greater amounts of both electricity and revenue, while simultaneously lowering their costs. Often this work is in preparation for new owners, who wish to tune up and improve quality at their businesses before entering new electricity markets, or assisting state-owned utilities in “getting more from less while keeping the lights and heat turned on.” In both cases, clients benefit from our complete suite of end-to-end processes, taking into account information technology, KPIs and human factors, to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

We draw on our substantial experience in global markets, bringing together our unique combination of practitioners and skills, and working in close cooperation with our clients' experts and leaders, in order to help develop the solutions that best fit their ambitions – and their budgets. We can start with workshops to develop and refine client visions and strategic objectives, through case studies and scenario development, followed by a business case, roadmap, systems design and implementation strategies, all the while working with the client to ensure that their goals are realistically met.

What value do we add?

Our experience allows us to share the results of working with many companies, and developing and implementing solutions that make a real and measurable difference to performance, sometimes with payback in less than a year. Preparing for entry into a new power market is a complex and risky business that we can help to simplify and accelerate, while minimizing risks.

A key feature of our past successes has been helping clients to relish, rather than fear, new challenges, by using combined teams of our consultants and clients’ own staff to tackle these challenges, transforming themselves and their business in the process. Through the adoption of a culture of continuous success and “winning teams”, we help to create a company that can get one step ahead of the competition.

Our projects have resulted in significantly improved performance, for example, a 2% saving on fuel costs or improvement in margin can be measured in tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, going a long way to help “keep the lights on.”

We also can help with the development of new capital projects, using our knowledge gained from working with global best practices, and sometimes improving mediocre practices.

Think of us when:

You have or hear of a client who wants to improve their power company’s current performance, or wishes to invest in a company and maximize their return, or who just wants to learn from our past experience of working with companies, for whom we turned problems into opportunities.

Learn more

  • ExternalURL
    The Business of Power: Powering Performance Improvement
    Author: Barry Dyson, Partner, CIS Power performance improvement & energy efficiency Leader

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