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EV Transformation Initiative Design and Implementation

October 12, 2021

CHALLENGE

To support its clean energy goals, ScottMadden’s client, a large federal power authority, identified the need to drive customer adoption of 200,000 electric vehicles (EVs) within its seven-state service territory over a seven year timeframe. ScottMadden assisted the client with the development of an EV-transformation initiative and EV strategy, which ultimately led to the development of a multi-state DC fast-charging (DCFC) network.


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Make-Ready Program Design

October 4, 2021

CHALLENGE

Our client, a large investor-owned utility, was charged with implementing a $300M make-ready infrastructure program in support of state decarbonization and transportation electrification goals. Due to the program’s size and complexity, successfully developing and executing this program was going to require significant amounts of planning and cross-functional stakeholder alignment. As a result, our client reached out to us for support in providing regulatory strategy, program design, and implementation support.


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Electric Vehicle Total Cost of Ownership Model

October 4, 2021

CHALLENGE

With increasing customer demand for zero-emission vehicles, our client, a multi-national OEM, needed to better understand the operational and financial impacts of fleet electrification in order to effectively collaborate with its customers and dealer networks to drive sales of electric trucks.


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Project Management Assessment for a T&D Utility

September 2, 2021

CHALLENGE

A large transmission and distribution utility was seeking to improve the consistency of project cost and schedule for a capital project delivery to ensure it was eligible for a bi-annual rate case cost recovery.


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Driving Success with HR Competency Assessments

August 11, 2021

How Competency Data Helped a Healthcare System Enhance Transformation

Given a constantly changing healthcare landscape and extreme demand, business leaders are looking to human resources (HR) to support the organization in new and innovative ways. Identification of the competencies needed to enable an HR team of the future and place the right people in the right roles to better support the organization has never been more critical.


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Coal’s Accelerated Burn

July 28, 2021

Stakeholder Analysis: A Case Study

Introduction

As more North American utilities pursue clean energy goals, shifting their asset portfolios away from carbon-intensive fuel sources and toward renewable generation, the number of coal-fired power plant retirements continues to rise. As utilities develop their long-term asset strategies, they must not only consider the financial implications of retiring coal plants, but the human element as well.


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Enhancing Electric Utility Strategic Planning Using Enterprise-Wide Performance Benchmarking

June 10, 2021

Introduction

A major integrated electric utility embarked on a strategic planning exercise to take a fresh look at operational benchmark metrics and industry peers. The leadership team retained ScottMadden as an independent advisor to conduct the analysis to ensure it would be fair, objective, and defensible to its board of directors and regulators.


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Preparing Enterprise Finance to Support Strategic Plans in Higher Education

April 30, 2021

Elevating and Strengthening the Role of Enterprise-wide Finance for a Top Private Research University

Introduction

With the changing environment in higher education and healthcare, this top-20 private research university was facing a situation common to many higher education institutions—ensuring operations are optimized to support the university’s mission and long-term strategic plan. As such, leaders undertook a full review of its finance function to ensure the appropriate structure, processes, and people were in place to safeguard and to optimally position the resources of the university, with a goal to better enable its mission.


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Driving Innovation and Sustainable Cost Reductions for the Nuclear Generation Sector

December 19, 2018

Introduction

With the advent of lower natural gas prices in North America, the nuclear generation industry in the United States has been under significant and continuing cost pressure. Across the industry, every effort is being made to identify and capture opportunities for sustainable cost reduction. While cost reduction is nothing new to the nuclear industry, the competitive pressure has intensified in recent years.


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VCU Health System Transforms HR Services and Support

February 26, 2018

The healthcare industry is in flux with an aging population, rising costs, healthcare reform and policy uncertainties, emerging technologies, changing workforce models, and a shortage of healthcare professionals.


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Improving Recruitment and Retention of Critical Plant Resources

May 15, 2017

Introduction

ScottMadden has worked for more than 30 years with an American energy and regional gas company that serves nine million electric and gas utility customers. The company’s brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability, and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Due to a strong history of successful partnerships, the client asked ScottMadden to assess and make recommendations to improve the talent retention and recruitment of its Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) professionals.


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