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Our practice covers a broad range of services to support utility and energy companies around the world.  Below is a summary of our primary practice areas.  Please contact us for further information.
 
Asset Focused Business Strategies Practice
Our Asset Focused Business Strategies Practice focuses on helping utilities to develop business strategy that improves customer service and reliability while maintaining or lowering the cost of service.  This practice focuses on transitioning utilities from a time-based maintenance regimen to a condition and function based regimen enabling utilities to meet Smart Grid requirements for availability and functionality.
 
General Utility Operations Consulting
Not every consulting assignments fits into a category like work management, GIS, or asset management. Our General Utility Operations Consulting Practice relies upon this knowledge and experience.  This service entails meeting with a client to understand their issues and current situation, then developing a plan to address the issues and identify possible solutions.
 
Geographic Information Management Practice

Our Geographic Information Management Practice focuses on enabling utilities to improve performance and the availability of geographic information to the business units of the utility using a GIS. Geographic information and its systems are the enabling technologies that are required to support other systems and processes within the utility to ensure success. We focus on the use of GIS information by all energy delivery systemsone accurate source of non-redundant data.
 

Outage Management Practice

Our Outage Management Practice focuses on enabling utilities to minimize outage events with tools and systems aimed at providing current information to minimize the events, to provide a detailed analysis of the events to determine root-cause elements, and to develop methodologies that eliminate future incidents.  We have experience with outage systems incorporating both connected models and geographic models.

Smart Grid Practice
Our Smart Grid Practice focuses on smart metering consulting and systems integration. We provide a full suite of services to help our clients maximize the benefits of smart metering and implement a key technology for the other Smart Grid components including Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Meter Data Management, Distribution Management, and Demand Response.

Transmission and Distribution Practice

Our Transmission Support Practice focuses on enabling transmission utilities or business units to improve performance on required work, including system planning, system analysis, business process improvement, design, project management, construction management, asset management, and information technologies. With over 60 years of transmission experience at voltages from 25 kV to 500 kV, Yanco Associates engages for long term assignments or we can be your ace in the hole if you find yourself in a tight spot.
 

Transmission Work Management Practice

Our Transmission Work Management Practice focuses on enabling transmission utilities or business units to improve performance on required asset work, including betterments and additions, maintenance, and key energy delivery additions such as line additions and upgrades. This improvement is based on detailed process reviews, an understanding of current business drivers, the desired to-be state, and available IT systems to facilitate the required changes. This practice includes all of the process and systems required to meet RTO/ISO energy delivery requirements (design, build, operate, and maintain). Our strategy includes asset focused work processes, new energy transmission requirements, and merchant operations both locally and remotely.
 

Work Management Practice

Our Work Management Practice focuses on enabling utilities to improve performance on customer required services, betterments and additions, maintenance and key energy delivery functions such as outages. This improvement is based on detailed process review, current business drivers, the desired to-be state and available IT systems to facilitate the required changes. This includes all the systems required to meet customers energy delivery requirements. Yanco Associates.  This practice includes both process and asset based work management, for both transmission and distribution operations, and focuses on modernizing older Work Management systems and procedures.

 

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