In 2005, Anglian Water embarked on a 10-year journey to improve its asset management practices. Like many utilities, regulatory requirements had imposed a cyclical working pattern on the company, creating huge pressures on the organization and arguably hindering its ability to consider the longer term. Anglian Water recognized an opportunity to enhance its expenditure optimization and planning capability, and establish an industry-leading investment planning practice.
The Copperleaf® Decision Analytics Solution went live in March 2017 with over 100 active users. Asset Investment Planning and Management (AIPM) is now a continuous process—driven by Anglian Water’s agreed business outcomes, and supported by the Copperleaf Value Framework.
Anglian Water believes Copperleaf’s optimization approach will offer 1.5-2% greater customer value in terms of service risk mitigation and benefit realization than existing plans. Over the Anglian Water investment portfolio, this enables productivity benefits worth up to £50 million over a 5-year period.