Services – Utilities

Efficiency, proficiency, and the ability to anticipate change—these are the qualities a utility owes its shareholders and customers.

Valutech Solutions can help you:
Analyze the smart grid technologies and solutions that are on the market today. In the utility industry, the potential solutions frequently outnumber the problems. We can help you evaluate and select the best technologies, services and products for your operation.

  • Valutech specializes in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and associated smart grid systems, energy management solutions and other smart grid related technologies..

Adapt to the regulatory environment and the economic challenges of tomorrow
We can help you proactively assess and anticipate the impact of deregulation and economic trends and refine your business plan accordingly. For example, rising energy costs, rising costs of capital improvements, and the growing emphasis on energy buying and capacity limitation may mean that adoption of a demand response system is your best option.

  • We can help with the issues involved: advanced metering, time-of-use-capabilities, energy buy-backs, and other load reduction systems.

Manage and ensure performance
Valutech will assist in preparation of business cases, Requests for Proposals, negotiations with vendors, and management of your bid process. We can help you identify and manage performance issues, including:

  • Technology acquisition
  • Contract requirements
  • Technology field trials
  • Project warranties
  • Guarantees
  • Deployment and installation issues
  • Performance criteria

We are skilled project managers, with a firm grasp of the logistical and organizational issues associated with deployment of large AMI system solutions.

We’ve spent more than 40 years in the energy industry. We know the ins and outs of utilities and of other vendors—their services, their objectives, their lead times, their existing systems, their economic and regulatory pressures.

Do you want to expand into new services, improve your reliability and customer service strategies? Should you engage outside specialists or do it in-house? We can help you thoroughly evaluate your options, make the right choices, and reduce project implementation risk.

Valutech can help you:

Locate and negotiate with the best technology vendors and installation contractors to round out or fill in gaps in your internal capabilities or staff levels.

Need someone to assist with AMI selection? Someone who can build that business case or provide that final piece of the AMI solutions puzzle? Looking for someone whose experience complements rather than duplicates your own? Valutech will become the collaborative partner who leverages your internal capabilities and helps to ensure project success..

Understand and satisfy the needs of utilities
We can help analyze a utility’s existing systems, size, geographical and regulatory constraints and advise you on how to plan and select the best AMI system at minimal risk to suit your needs. We can help you to prepare the specifications and Requests for Proposal that help ensure you select the best system at the best overall price.

Anticipate technology change and prepare for it
Except in mystery novels, the element of surprise is vastly over-rated. At Valutech, we keep our ear to the ground, alert to shifts and technical advances in the smart grid industry, and keep our eyes on the utility markets and regulatory requirements, so that change can be your opportunity rather than your downfall. Time is always of the essence. We can help you shave months or even years off your AMI system implementation cycle.

Analyze competing technologies
We can look at the latest technologies and, using a variety of criteria, show you how it stacks up against your overall needs. Then you can make an educated decision about when and whether to proceed with AMI or other smart grid installations, and whether to go back to the drawing board.

Assist with contract negotiations
When you work with Valutech you’ll have an experienced and knowledgeable ally at the negotiating table. We know the real value of AMI technology solutions, and are well positioned to help you select the best overall solution at the best price.

We specialize in helping:

  • Investor owned utilities
  • Municipal utilities
  • Rural electric utilities
  • Utility PMOs
  • System integration specialists
  • Business process re-design experts
  • Marketers and value-added re-sellers

Services Vendors

We’ve spent more than 30 years in the energy industry. We know the ins and outs of utilities and of other vendors—their services, their objectives, their lead times, their existing systems, their economic and regulatory pressures.

Do you want to expand into new markets, improve your sales and marketing strategies? Should you outsource your product development or do it in-house? We can help you thoroughly evaluate your options, make the connections, and negotiate agreements

Valutech can help you:

Locate and negotiate partnerships and strategic alliances to round out or fill in gaps in your solutions or service offerings

Need a software or a hardware provider? Someone who can provide that final piece of the solutions puzzle? Looking for someone whose customer base complements rather than duplicates your own? Valutech can help you find partners who make sense for your product line and your bottom line.

Understand and satisfy the needs of utilities

We can help analyze a utility’s existing systems, size, geographical and regulatory constraints and advise you on how to adapt your offerings to fit its needs. We can help you formulate competitive responses to requests for proposals.

 

Anticipate change and profit from it

Except in mystery novels, the element of surprise is vastly over-rated. At Valutech, we keep our ear to the ground, alert to shifts and technical advances in the industry, and our eyes on the regulators, so that change can be your opportunity rather than your downfall. Time is always of the essence. We can help you shave months or even years off your product development cycle.

Analyze competing technologies

We can look at the “other guy’s” product and, using a variety of criteria, show you how it stacks up against yours. Then you can make an educated decision about when and whether to compete against him, and when and whether to go back to the drawing board.

Assist with contract negotiations

When you work with Valutech you’ll have an experienced and knowledgeable ally at the negotiating table. We know the real value your product or services will provide a utility and we know how to get it for you.

We specialize in helping:

  • Automated meter reading companies
  • AMR equipment manufacturers
  • Communications service providers
  • Meter service suppliers
  • Outage and work management system suppliers
  • Load management equipment suppliers
  • Marketers and value-added re-sellers