We are currently planning three best-practices initiatives:
Making Sustainable Driver Safety a Living Reality—Winter-Spring 2018
All companies aspire to this reality, but very few are able to achieve it. What lessons can be learned from those few world-class safety-performing companies?
This is the primary question we will be seeking to answer in our planned best-practices initiative.
Funding Real R&D Value--Spring 2018
Most utility R&D executives lament the fact that their company spends less than two-tenths of one percent of annual revenue on R&D. Many non-utilities spend up to 7% of annual revenue on R&D. The primary difference is the significant expenditures on product development at those competitive-world companies. From a utility perspective, the key (long unanswered) question is: How much do leading non-utility companies spend on non-product development R&D? The answer to that question can be very helpful to those utility executives in making the case for greater R&D spending. This key question and related ones (e.g., outcome measures) will be the subject of this confidential R&D best-practices initiative.
Making Disaster Recovery and Restoration a Prudent Life-Saving Investment—Summer 2018
Many utilities seem highly risk-aversive when it comes to such areas as investments in nuclear generation, but less so when it comes to other potential forms of physical disasters. How do leading non-utilities incorporate risk-management approaches and practices into preparing for potential disaster recovery and restoration? The answer to that question and related ones is the objective of this confidential e-survey of ten of those leading companies.
Contact Ron Doades for more details on any of these planned best-practices initiatives: firstname.lastname@example.org
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