Operations Controls Assessment
Compliance Management
Operating Performance Improvement
Capital Project Selection, Prioritization, and Deployment

Operations Based Controls Assessment

Leveraging our world-wide industry operations experience and expertise with controls assessment, we directly support management in monitoring in assessing the ongoing operating risks to the business.  Whether generation, transmission, or distribution operations, we focus on assessing operating risk across seven topics.

Our personnel accomplish operating controls and compliance assessments by:


  • Reviewing key control documents (strategies, policies, processes, procedures, work flows, and enabling technologies)

  • Interviewing management personnel to gain an understanding of the competency, maturity and business acumen of the management team

  • Directly observing key meetings, field and control room/dispatch operations and maintenance/work activities

  • Performing analysis of operations, maintenance, work control and outage performance data

  • Acquiring direct knowledge of asset condition and housekeeping by performing in-depth plant/field walk downs

We then evaluate and analyze current performance against internal benchmark data as well as world-wide better practices to build a comprehensive view across the operation.


Our operating controls assessment experience includes a variety of regulated and merchant power plants (CCGT, GT, coal, and bio-fuel stations) in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Philippines, Netherlands, and Mexico well as domestic and international transmission and distribution companies.


Examples of recent operations based compliance work include:


  • Risk based internal audit planning – Assisting management in developing risk based internal audit plans.  Our approach is to assess risk across the enterprise (shared services, finance, nuclear and fossil operations, energy trading, energy delivery, and information technology).  We have experience with PWC TeamRisk along with the utilization of web based surveys in developing risk based plans.

  • Coal, CT, CCGT, and biomass power plant operations audits –Performing operational plant audits for a wide variety of merchant and regulated plants in North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • Energy delivery operations audits – Performing operational based compliance audits related to line clearance, vegetation management, billing, metering, and other federal, regional, state, and local compliance requirement


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