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Copperleaf Announces Strategic Alliance with Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, to Establish Unique Grid Investment Solution

Providing a full-service solution for electric and gas infrastructure investment planning under a consistent enterprise risk analysis framework

Vancouver, BC, June 30, 2021—Copperleaf®, a global leader in decision analytics solutions, announces it has entered into a strategic alliance with Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC (“Black & Veatch Management Consulting”), the infrastructure-focused management consulting practice of Black & Veatch. The alliance combines Black & Veatch Management Consulting’s deep utility asset and infrastructure knowledge with Copperleaf’s value-based decision-making software solution, to support utilities in achieving their strategic goals related to reliability, resiliency, grid modernization, customer service, safety, and other important objectives.

Through this alliance, a one-stop asset investment planning solution will be available to utilities and other companies managing critical infrastructure. This solution provides a robust and highly repeatable decision-making process, leveraging the Copperleaf Value Framework and AI-powered optimization technology to inform mid- to long-term investment plans.

The Copperleaf Decision Analytics Solution leverages operational, financial, and asset data to help utilities make investment decisions that deliver the highest business value. Black & Veatch Management Consulting adds expertise in asset data risk scoring, costing, and impact analysis.

“Black & Veatch’s expertise in the full asset lifecycle and experience developing cost benefit analysis will result in a shorter implementation of Copperleaf’s solutions, enabling utilities to get up and running faster and make enterprise-level strategic decisions with the highest confidence,” said Garrett Sizer, Director of Strategic Alliances for Copperleaf. “This alliance will help utilities compare diverse projects with competing objectives on a common scale, ultimately, driving improved planning efficiency, higher value, and more justifiable investment plans.”

“We are excited to partner with Copperleaf to implement this combined solution for the global electric and gas utility industry. Together, we are now able to provide a powerful best practice solution that will effectively integrate and link data management with asset performance as a broader enterprise risk management solution. This will support a critical objective for many utility organizations,” said Joe Zhou, Associate Vice President of Black & Veatch Management Consulting and Business Leader for Infrastructure Modernization.

About Copperleaf
Copperleaf provides enterprise decision analytics software solutions to companies managing critical infrastructure. We leverage operational and financial data to empower our clients to make investment decisions that deliver the highest business value. What sets us apart is our commitment to providing extraordinary experiences, shaped by people who care deeply, products that deliver exceptional value, and partnerships that stand the test of time. Copperleaf is a patron of The Institute of Asset Management and actively participates in shaping the future of asset management standards, including ISO 55000. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, our solutions are distributed and supported by regional staff and partners worldwide. Together, we are transforming how the world sees value.

About Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC
Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC provides integrated strategy, transaction advisory, business operations, regulatory and technology solutions for the global power, water, oil and gas, telecommunications and non-traditional industries. Our highly experienced team of professional consultants bring together combined expertise in advanced analytics and practical business sense with extensive technology and engineering capabilities. We deliver solutions that work best for your transformation, program needs, organization, assets and customers.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, construction, and consulting company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2020 exceeded US$3.0 billion. Follow us on and on social media.

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