How a Utility saved time and reduced capital expenses through better PPM
TransAlta Corporation needed to better “compare apples to apples” when selecting its portfolio of capital projects across fuel types and investment streams.
TransAlta is the largest power generation and wholesale marketing company in Canada. Their situation is particularly complex since they generate electricity through five different fuel types: coal, natural gas, hydro, wind, and geothermal. In choosing which projects to do, they had no mechanism to compare apples to apples. High-level executives spent a great deal of time debating capital investments during their annual budgeting sessions, but they knew they could make better decisions if their data sources could cut through the complexity to provide objective criteria.
"UMT had a very good approach... they sought to understand our pain points and what we wanted to accomplish. They were patient, and wanted to keep the solution simple and user-friendly."