ScottMadden Insight: Improving Fossil Fleet Performance through Actionable Benchmarking

ScottMadden, Inc. - 10.17.2011

ScottMadden, Inc., a leading general management consulting firm, recently published "Improving Fossil Fleet Performance through Benchmarking." This report addresses ScottMadden’s approach to fossil fleet benchmarking, providing operators with the analytics needed to succeed.

Fossil generation is facing unprecedented challenges due to the current economic environment. Coal plants are being retired at a record pace, and base load fossil generation is unlikely to be replaced in the foreseeable future. With ever increasing performance pressures on fossil units, operators will be required to do more with less as new coal plants continue to be more difficult and expensive to build and budgets continue to be tight.

Additional regulations are both inevitable and costly. The EPA’s Projected Regulations of air, water, and coal ash disposal will require owners of coal power plants to invest in even more costly pollution control and monitoring equipment.

For challenges such as these, benchmarking proves to be a critically important tool. Meeting cost and reliability objectives now requires the specific, actionable information; such as that developed through focused benchmarking. The “Improving Fossil Fleet Performance through Benchmarking” report outlines ScottMadden’s approach to fossil fleet benchmarking, highlighting specific and actionable analysis, prioritized results for optimum impact, and organizational change management.

For nearly 30 years, ScottMadden has been a leader in energy consulting, serving more than 200 energy organizations—including 90% of the top-20 utilities, and has completed thousands of projects. ScottMadden is active in Clean Tech and Infrastructure projects and is a leader in developing practical asset management solutions.

About ScottMadden, Inc.

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm delivering customized, practical solutions for clients in energy, clean tech and infrastructure, corporate and shared services, and the federal government. Our collaborative, small team approach, coupled with deep content knowledge, experience, and insight, delivers an exceptional consulting experience and superior results. To learn more, visit www.scottmadden.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Media contact:

Mary Hall
maryhall@scottmadden.com
919-714-7628

 

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