Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative Helps Drive Power System Reliability and Longevity.

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.

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Reconsidering Today’s View

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:

 

  • Reliability
  • Availability of right-of-way
  • Project timeline
  • Aesthetics and real estate value
  • Physical security

 

Power system reliability and longevity are important – for consumer trust and sustainable economic impact. It’s important not to overlook underground.

Let's Challenge How We Think

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:

 

  • Promote education and decisions based on full life-cycle cost comparisons
  • Implement and evaluate case-specific models that include:
    • Speed of implementation
    • First cost of systems vs total life-cycle costs
    • Cost of delaying the project
    • Cost of outages to the economy and tax revenues
    • Additional repair and maintenance costs associated with overhead
Strong Partners Create the Broadest Impact

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.

How Can You Add Value?

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