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Power & Utilities

A few words about the Power Industry

The Power and Utilities Industry faces a politicized and rapidly changing regulatory landscape as it evolves with decarbonization, new digital technologies, alternative energy opportunities and many more evolving challenges. The road to a cleaner future is underway but risks are high and continuously accelerating change is assured.

Kepner-Tregoe has been working with clients in this highly regulated industry for over 50 years. Our consulting and training programs help increase focus on reliability, cost savings, process improvements, and better problem-solving, decision-making, and planning skills to industry managers.

Since the turn of the 21st century, our capability development programs have helped powerplants smoothly transition a new generation of workers into high-qualification jobs. On the executive level, our consultants work with decision makers to successfully master a changing landscape and determine the best way forward.

As the frequency of extreme weather incidents continues to rise, utilities increasingly rely on Kepner-Tregoe processes for analyzing and avoiding risks as well as working proactively to protect their customers and increase their levels of service.

KT clients are drawn from across the industry including electrical power plants, government and private utilities, water companies, gas companies, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of industry suppliers. Our structured processes are embedded into operations and maintenance processes at utilities to control quality and increase safety as well as to address costs for the utility and consumers.

Kepner-Tregoe consulting and training for mission-critical events such as shut-downs, turnarounds, and outages, improved project planning, problem solving, risk management and other processes. KT methodologies are used globally within the industry to find root cause quickly in emergency, time-sensitive, and other high-stress situations. The key objective and result is to bring plants back online quickly and safely while completing all necessary projects at minimal cost.

To learn more about Kepner-Tregoe consulting and training for the Power and Utilities industry, contact Kepner-Tregoe.

Success Stories

Challenge

Facing growing operational problems and environmental concerns the Nanticoke Generating Station, owned by Ontario Power Generation, needed to make rapid, dramatic improvements. Plant management initiated a major improvement initiative, collaborating with Kepner-Tregoe (KT ) to address a series of operational improvements.

2%

Reduction Equivalent Forced Outage Rating

$1M+++

Improvement on bottom line revenue

Results

Over 100 formal and many expedited process exercises resulted in sweeping improvements, millions of dollars in savings, and better environmental standards.

Challenge

A multibillion-dollar company wanted to improve its effectiveness at performing root cause analysis and preventing recurring problems at their refineries and petrochemical plants. This initiative would include a management program designed to build issue resolution skills and embed a common problem-solving process.

$75,000

Reduced maintenance costs

$1M

Revenue loss avoided

Results

KT process has proved itself to be valuable in avoiding costly recurring problems, pursuing ongoing improvements, and making cost-saving modifications.

Insights

Nuclear power plant reliability depends on a culture of problem solving

At many nuclear plants, lead engineers spend two-thirds of their time in service to their corrective action programs. Top managers also spend significant hours in the same domain. The high costs of so much time spent on issue resolution is compounded by the opportunity cost of diverting highly skilled engineering resources away from valuable work such as creating process improvements or other value-added tasks.

When a Power Plant Shuts Down—K-T Processes Kick In

New to the KT problem solving approach, an engineer at a nuclear power plant describes how quick resolution of an emergency shut down, convinced his team to embrace the new systematic approach.

Root Cause Analysis: The Difference Between a Shot in The Dark and Hitting the Bull’s Eye

Lessons to be learned from the nuclear power industry that apply to virtually every industry.

A Rapid Solution Preserves Revenue & Reduces Cost

Testimonials

Our Experts
in Power & Utilities Industry

Chris Green
Business Solutions Senior Consultant
North America
Jens Refflinghaus
Regional Managing Director - Europe
Europe
Amelia Lim
Business Solutions Consultant
Asia
Takashi Uikusu
Business Solutions Senior Consultant
Japan

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