The Copperleaf 2016 AIPM Summit brought together a record number of attendees from utilities around the globe to discuss Asset Investment Planning & Management (AIPM) and the future direction of Copperleaf’s C55 solution. Hosted in Vancouver, BC from May 10-12, the event doubled in size over 2015, highlighting the growing interest in this topic, and the value of sharing knowledge and networking across organizations.
Copperleaf, together with our clients and industry experts, led educational sessions and roundtable discussions on a variety of subjects, including: “Copperleaf’s Value Framework and Its Effect on Decisions Across Your Organization”, “Experiences with Regulators and Public Utility Boards”, “Product Strategy & Roadmap”, and more.
This year, we also introduced a new item to the agenda: the “AIPM Nuclear Working Group”. Participants from Duke Energy, Tennessee Valley Authority and other international nuclear providers met in advance of the formal conference proceedings, to share ideas and discuss best practices around risk management and asset investment planning in the context of nuclear power generation. Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we will be expanding this concept and introducing working groups for other industry segments at next year’s Summit.
Comments from attendees included:
“We attend the AIPM Summit to collaborate with other organizations and industries to understand how they use Copperleaf C55. It helps us better leverage this powerful tool and implement best practices, giving us the opportunity to lead the industry we’re in.”
—Matt Fulghum, Director of Asset Investment Planning & Management, ONE Gas
“I’ve been coming to the Copperleaf AIPM Summit since the very beginning. Our goal is to find opportunities to collaborate—not just with Copperleaf, but with all of the other utilities that use C55 as well. We find the topics very relevant to how we use Copperleaf every day. It’s not just technical presentations but it’s about how we apply the tool in real life.”
—Joanna Lam, Engineer, Generation Asset Management, BC Hydro
“I’m always excited to attend events where people are talking about, and actively debating, what value means for them, and discussing the rules and criteria they use to make decisions. What I’ve seen at the Copperleaf AIPM Summit is a lot of debate about value, criteria for making decisions (beyond just technical and safety criteria), risk, and a long-term view. And for me, that’s what asset management is all about.”
—Rhys Davies, President of eAsset Management and Chair of the ISO/TC251 Committee which developed the ISO 5500x Standards
The best part of the event for us is that we get to spend two days with our clients and hear what they have to say. We truly listen to their feedback and ideas and try to figure out how to take that information and incorporate it into our solution and services to make them even better! Having this time with them is invaluable and we look forward to the Summit each year!
Next year’s conference promises to be even bigger, and will be held from May 9-11 in Vancouver. Stay tuned for more info. In the meantime, to learn more about the Copperleaf Community and the AIPM Summit, view the video.
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