Burns and McDonnell

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Robust solutions are born where cross-industry experience meets data-driven insights to fuel strategic growth.

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Optimize Your Business

You need adaptive strategies to optimize your decisions. We empower your progress with business strategies that leverage the strengths of your people and assets to identify opportunities for improvement.

Plan for success

Digitally Transform

Digital transformation calls for organizational agility to sustain solutions once deployed. We bring deep cross-industry experience to help you see around corners and build for the future from the beginning.

Select your strategy

Manage Your Risk

Potentially malicious actors are poised to disrupt your operations. We implement a systematic, structured, holistic approach to risk management that doesn’t neglect financial considerations or practical impacts.

Protect your critical assets
  • Case Study
    Comprehensive Analysis for Interconnection

    As renewable energy becomes more predominant in California’s generation mix, Pacific Gas & Electric needs a reliable way to effectively interconnect generation customers. Generator interconnection studies provide detailed reliability analysis to inform this process.

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  • Case Study
    Optimizing Regional Systems for Improved Reliability

    Wisconsin Public Service needed to manage the risks of aging infrastructure and prepare for an electrified future. A holistic planning methodology led the way to the most beneficial and cost-effective projects for reliability.

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  • Case Study
    Reimagining the Electric Grid

    The world’s electrical needs are evolving — the electric distribution grid must evolve with them. Entergy is using a bold new holistic planning process to jump-start this transformation.

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  • White Paper
    Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

    Ambitious renewable energy goals are being set across the U.S., but significant power infrastructure changes are needed to accomplish them. One state’s current energy mix illustrates the challenges utilities may encounter as they strive toward 100% renewable energy.

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  • White Paper
    Rethinking the Refining and Petrochemicals Industry

    Crude oil has been used to produce transportation fuel for many decades. But market factors may make it necessary for organizations to consider oil-to-chemical complexes to maintain a competitive edge in today’s global market.

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  • Solutions
    Business Strategy & Transformation

    Find your competitive advantage with a business strategy architected for alignment, optimization, agility — and transformation.

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    Strategic Asset Planning

    Your business depends on providing reliable services or goods to the consumer. We help you build an efficient and effective asset mix that delivers.

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    Asset Due Diligence

    Major asset purchases and project development are complex processes that require careful consideration of potential risk. A disciplined, schedule-focused approach to the due diligence process puts the risk in perspective, giving you a confident path forward.

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    Business Intelligence & Analytics

    Deriving value from data creates competitive advantages for organizations. Developing a data-driven approach — whether focused on a single project or organizational digital transformation — will enable data awareness, increase insights and empower fast, confident decision-making.

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    Capital Planning

    The demand for your capital is on the rise. We draw actionable intelligence out of your data, systems and business processes. This informs your decision-making to generate savings, real projects and tactical initiatives with a clear line of sight to managing your capital and achieving your business goals.

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    Financial Analysis

    Your business continuity hinges on your financial performance. Your estimates, justifications and analyses for the future must come from a solid foundation. Through our engineering and construction experience we infuse confidence and clarity into your financial picture.

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  • Case Study
    Reimagining the Electric Grid

    The world’s electrical needs are evolving — the electric distribution grid must evolve with them. Entergy is using a bold new holistic planning process to jump-start this transformation.

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  • White Paper
    Make It Strong: The First Step in Modernizing the U.S. Grid

    The grid is undergoing more change today than it has seen in the last 60 years. A typical household’s load in the 1960s was less than half of what it is today — 60 amps compared to 200 amps. Safety measures built into the grid allowed it to absorb load changes without serious issues until recently, and now utilities must develop strategies that will keep the grid strong into the future.

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  • White Paper
    Strategic Considerations for Modernizing OT Networks

    IT and OT networks have traditionally been isolated from one another. But bringing the two together offers exponential business value. Understanding the drivers and considering the technical aspects of integration allow for a successful and effective modernized network.

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  • White Paper
    Making the Case for Energy Storage

    Utilities are currently evaluating when it makes sense to invest in energy storage. But there are many variables to consider. Isolating potential use cases and then comparing economic trade-offs will indicate when energy storage is justified.

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    Enterprise Systems & Integration

    Integrating disparate systems allows you to visualize information and leverage combined data to drive business decisions.

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    Program & Project Controls Consulting

    Define new business systems and methods that give you greater access to reliable cost and schedule predictions.

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    Software Solutions Development

    We meet your digital transformation objectives with tailored software tools so you can confront your challenges head-on.

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    Spatial Applications & Consulting

    Spatial data empowers business decisions. We map your route to the future.

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  • Case Study
    Digital Transformation Project for Northeast Utility Yields Significant Operational Efficiencies

    A computerized maintenance management solution implementation for a large Northeastern utility has enabled operational staff to view digital twins of physical components and equipment running a network of pump stations. The result has been significant efficiencies as well as much-improved ability to monitor, predict and respond to operational issues. Asset and analytics templates can drive efficiencies via Asset Framework.

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  • Case Study
    Optimizing Capital Expenditures Through Asset Health Analytics

    A multinational consumer goods company needed a way to better inform its capital investment decisions. The answer would combine its extensive facility/asset base and systems of record into one universal dataset using a new software solution.

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  • White Paper
    Grid Architecture: Crossing the Chasm Between Concept and Implementation

    Today’s technology is disrupting the edge of the grid. As the flow of power moves in multiple directions and the edge of the grid blurs, it becomes apparent that grid design will need to change to meet future needs.

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  • White Paper
    Steps for Successful Migration to the Utility Network Model

    The ArcGIS Utility Network allows utilities to improve operational efficiency and asset utilization while strengthening relationships with regulators and consumers. But migrating to the new model can be challenging. Completing a readiness assessment can help an organization plan for the migration.

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    Business Outcome Solutions

    Build your cyber resiliency so that your people can remain focused on their key responsibilities.

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    Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

    From regulatory compliance to integrating new technologies into your business, we provide you the cybersecurity program needed to protect your organization from threats and secure critical infrastructure.

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    Executive Advisory

    Helping CISOs and chief information officers (CIOs) develop and grow cyber programs in alignment with their broader business.

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    Managed Security Services

    Remain focused on your responsibilities while maintaining confidence that your operations and information are secure.

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    Risk Management & Compliance

    Unraveling the complexities of the regulatory environment is challenging. We will guide you with a perspective that allows you to effectively meet these demands.

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  • White Paper
    Executive Order Adds Momentum to Mitigation of Cyberthreats to U.S. Power Industry

    In the face of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks in recent years, the U.S. utility industry has responded with an array of strategies designed to reduce and eliminate vulnerabilities to increasingly digitized systems. Now, with the recent issuance of an executive order from President Donald Trump, utilities will expand this effort to other assets touching the bulk electric system.

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  • White Paper
    Grid Architecture: Crossing the Chasm Between Concept and Implementation

    Today’s technology is disrupting the edge of the grid. As the flow of power moves in multiple directions and the edge of the grid blurs, it becomes apparent that grid design will need to change to meet future needs.

    Read More