Welcome to Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative or PDi2 – a working group whose aim is to collect and use data to provide an objective means to evaluate power infrastructure investments from the perspective of life-cycle costs to determine which power delivery solutions – overhead or underground – to employ.Learn More
Initial investment cost has been a core driver in how we think about infrastructure today. What if we could improve this model by considering the longer term effects on society, our customers, our environment and our businesses by considering the quantifiable factors of reliability, speed to implement and other life-cycle value contributors?
Today, undergrounding is a viable but underutilized solution to address limitations of overhead in regard to:
Power system reliability and longevity are important – for consumer trust and sustainable economic impact. It’s important not to overlook underground.
Weather events. Security. Long-term reliability. Operations and maintenance costs over the life of a system. When it comes to considerations for building or rehabilitating power infrastructure, the environment is right for a change in philosophy.
PDi2 members will engage in activity that will consider the best options for infrastructure construction by placing all facts on the table. We intend to:
PDi2 is committed to becoming a trusted reference for all stakeholders within the electric power value chain, including design engineers, EPCs, utilities, utility commissions or regulators and consumers. We are looking for members within that sphere of influence and we’d be glad to work with your company.