Burns and McDonnell

Strategic Asset Planning


Service Offerings

  • Equipment reliability analysis
  • Generation resource planning
  • Licensor selection
  • Oil, gas and chemical asset configuration and performance
  • Renewables and storage planning
  • Strategic site selection
  • Transmission and distribution planning

For your business to retain its competitive position as market economics evolve, you must be able to grow and adapt your assets. This means you must evaluate new technologies that impact your asset mix and manage required upgrades and modernization. At the same time, you must balance ever-changing customer expectations and the hurdles of aging infrastructure.

Whether it’s meeting your industry’s regulatory requirements or increasing your plant’s output and efficiency, our strategic asset planning arms you with confidence. Through a series of detailed, data-driven assessments, we analyze your current asset mix and determine the areas where improvements would be most impactful.

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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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Using competitive analyses, resource planning and market assessments, we benchmark factors of your organization against those in your industry, providing insight into the optimization of your existing assets. From the integration of renewables and associated impacts on existing power plants to improving the manufacturing process or reducing overall operations and maintenance costs, we help you make the case for the assets you need going forward.

Using our experience, we can tell where you are and where you should go, then provide the strong, smart and sustainable engineering solution to increase profitability and reliability.

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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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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
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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Case Study
Managing Aging Infrastructure

Safety and operational issues often go undetected in urban secondary networks. A large electric utility tackled the problem head on by completing a thorough analysis of its system.

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Chris Underwood, 1898 & Co.
Jeff Kopp
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