Business Strategy


Service Offerings

  • Business and technology architecture
  • Business case analysis
  • Competitive and market analysis
  • Grid modernization roadmapping
  • Strategy workshop facilitation
  • Supply chain strategy
  • Utility consumer program strategy

A business architecture starts with a vision and moves into purposeful collaboration to support timely, educated business decisions. We leverage robust frameworks and disciplines to align all dimensions of your business and unlock the comprehensive value of the initiatives across your enterprise. 

Regardless of industry, business today requires a blend of innovation, collaboration and agility. A solid strategy equips leaders to navigate an organization through every step and turn of the path forward. 

As we work with you to create an executable plan, we deconstruct the big picture to reveal the connectivity between your financial plans, portfolio assets, organizational structure, supply chain and more. This exposes the challenges and changes that your business strategy must solve for. We look beyond the immediate symptoms or questions and work alongside you to craft a playbook for what you see now and what you will face next.

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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Transformation trends can be both industry-specific and industry-agnostic. Our methods calculate the flow of these trends into your operations and value chain. We look at the intersection of customer demands and operational efficiencies. When developing your plan, we factor macro and micro trends, such as industry-level infrastructure financing or the role of third-party impacts to your customer relationships. The cornerstone of our business strategy consulting is a sharp focus on you. As your partner, we invest in your long-term success, with an unyielding drive to equip you for the transformative and the turbulent. With an agile consulting methodology built on proven business architecture principles, you can face the future with confidence, grounded in thorough consideration and concrete understanding.

Blog Post
We Have the Power to Change the EV Landscape
Electric vehicles are having impacts on the electrical distribution system. Two-way communication with programmable chargers could help balance the load.
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Imagining an electric world

The electrified future is coming. For many industries and communities, being prepared for the changes can mean the difference between success and failure. Creating a road map for how to absorb the changes economically and culturally can help.

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Case Study
Electrifying public transportation with an industry leader

As the first transit agency in the United States to bring a fast-charge electric bus into service, Foothill Transit has long held a leadership position in electrified transportation. Now it has taken the next step — developing a comprehensive master plan to transition its natural gas fueled bus fleet to 100% battery electric by 2030.

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A structured approach supports proactive asset management

Managing assets is critical to successful business outcomes, yet many companies take an ad hoc approach to the process. Implementing a formal program supported by international standards can improve decision-making, mitigate risk and reduce total cost of ownership.

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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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Lucas McIntosh, 1898 & Co.
Lucas McIntosh
Managing Director, Advisory Consulting

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