- 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
- 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 systems—one
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.