Manitoba Hydro Expands Copperleaf C55 Across All Business UnitsBy Copperleaf
Vancouver, BC, September 13, 2016—Manitoba Hydro is one of the largest energy utilities in Canada, serving 561,869 electric and 274,817 natural gas customers throughout the province. With capital assets-in-service at original cost exceeding $17 billion, the company needed a robust process and methodology to optimize, communicate, and defend its asset investment and replacement strategy, both internally and to external stakeholders.
In 2010, Manitoba Hydro implemented all Copperleaf C55 modules in its Generation Operations business unit. C55 was used to create a detailed long-term investment plan to support the company’s rate application to the Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) in 2015. The ease and speed with which the Generation team was able to extract the necessary data to respond to questions asked during the rate hearings, led the company to embark on an initiative to expand C55 and the Copperleaf Value Framework across the entire utility.
Today, Manitoba Hydro has implemented the Copperleaf Value Framework enterprise-wide and is in the process of implementing the C55 technology in the Transmission business unit, the Customer Service and Distribution business unit (both electric and gas), and the Information Technology Services Division.
“Manitoba Hydro is one of Copperleaf’s longest standing customers and they continue to lead in developing best practices in asset investment planning. We are excited they have entrusted us to help them build a robust framework for valuing investment decisions across their entire corporation,” stated Judi Hess, Copperleaf CEO. “This is an excellent example of how utilities can quickly realize benefits by adopting C55 in one line of business, then learn, refine and expand the Copperleaf Value Framework and their C55 implementation to other lines of business over time.”
Copperleaf C55 integrates seamlessly into the corporate IT infrastructure of utilities, including EAM, APM, ERP, GIS and a variety of other systems. At Manitoba Hydro, C55 is integrated with the company’s SAP system, exchanging critical financial data with various SAP modules. Advanced analytics, planning, and decision making are carried out in C55 with decisions relayed back to the SAP system for execution.
About Copperleaf Technologies
Copperleaf provides decision analytics to companies managing critical infrastructure. Our enterprise software solutions leverage operational and financial data to help our clients make investment decisions that deliver the highest business value. In 2015, Canadian Business magazine named Copperleaf one of Canada’s top 20 Fastest-Growing Software Companies. Copperleaf is a member of The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and actively participates in shaping the future of asset management standards, including ISO 55000. Headquartered in Vancouver, our solutions are distributed and supported by regional staff and partners worldwide. We are committed to building a better world, one decision at a time.
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