Leading Point can offer these services

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UTILITY DUE DILIGENCE AND COST ESTIMATING

Identifying the utility related issues, as a part of a site acquisition proforma, land use planning or tentative map preparation, is critical in determining how the project can be best utilized. Understanding the potential conflicts that may occur between existing utility systems and proposed project improvements in the early stages of the project will help you to determine what should be anticipated.

Leading Point is experienced in site due diligence by regularly performing these site studies on a weekly basis for lenders, utility companies, municipalities, developers and engineer/land planners as well utility research includes obtaining utility company as-builts/facility maps, conducting interviews with key utility company staff and field verifying the site conditions.

Accurately determining the magnitude of the utility related costs is essential to the financial success of a project. leading Point can perform cost estimates ranging from comprehensive and detailed to order of magnitude and ballpark.

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UTILITY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORTS

When faced with the complex task of reviewing dry utility issues and how they relate to the potential environmental challenges for each development, Leading Point is uniquely qualified to answer these questions for clients during the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) stage of development. Every dry utility study thoroughly covers the complex research needed to complete the EIR including: calculating gas and electric load studies, determining locations of existing dry utilities near each project, researching regional gas and electric transmission/generation infrastructure and investigating California electric industry de-regulation and preparing a site exhibit.

UTILITY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

the management and coordination of the utility planning and design process can be complicated and a difficult task. This process usually involves coordinating between each project team member (consultants, contractors, project management, construction management, sales and marketing). By effectively communicating activities and managing tasks, schedules are more likely to be maintained and financial budgets met. Leading Point can ensure clear and timely communication and project control.

UTILITY CONSTRUCTION COORDINATION

Ranging from shared construction responsibilities to turnkey utility installations, Leading Point offers its' clients a full range of construction services through its strategic alliances , Options can range from bid quantities and contractor procurement and utility installation and energizing coordination. By combining the design and construction options and services, better control over the entire utility system process can be achieved.

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Independent Power Project Enhancement

To meet the needs of companies that own, build, operate, or maintain power plants anywhere in the world, Leading Point can review contracts and identify political risk exposures, lender requirements and local insurance requirements and we can work with clients when projects are still on the drawing board. We have worked with project principles and lenders to structure deals with credit enhancements that lower clients' financing costs and allow projects to go forward with the highest degree of lender confidence.

Revenue cycle operation

Utility customer care operations typically focus most of their cost, quality and productivity improvement strategies on their contact center operations. Though worthwhile, this emphasis on the contact center often comes at the expense of another, equally important area: revenue cycle operations. Leading Point can provide meter reading, billing, invoicing, payments and credit management processes back-office functions that typically represent the vast majority of the total cost in a customer care operation.

Revamp and expansion

Whether our clients are planning a grassroots refinery, upgrade, expansion or a single unit revamp, we help them shape or re-shape their project to get the ‘green light’ to proceed with their investment, developing phased investment plans, optimizing the refinery configuration, and using innovation and creativity to meet objectives.

Leading Point can add value in these areas : Market analysis in association with leading market consultants, Master-planning & investment planning for revamps, upgrades & grassroots facilities,such as : Linear programming , Configuration optimization, Objective technology selection & evaluation, Licensor evaluation & selection, Site selection. Also conceptual plot plans, Environmental planning & permitting , Energy efficiency & integration, Total integration of utility & offsite systems, Hydrogen management & optimization.

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Employee/Workforce Consulting

leading Point assists power and utility clients on matters related to employee benefits, absence management, workforce composition, performance optimization, international acquisitions, workers compensation, managing change and merger integration.

Environmental Services

leading Point delivers a broad range of related services associated with environmental clean up, cost capping and risk strategy to ensure that the costs associated with clean-ups are contained within the projected budget.

Business continuity support

It is all about providing the organization with a checklist and useful ideas on matching key business continuity management processes to their company A broad range of technologies can support a company’s business continuity planning and implementation—and reduce the impact of disruptions from natural disasters, technology failures or criminal acts.

Leading Point helps organizations identify their key products and services and the threats. Planning and exercising minimizes the impact of potential disruption . Because without business continuity, a natural or man-made disaster could result in:

  • Loss of work to competitors
  • Failures within your supply chain
  • Loss of reputation
  • Human Resources issues
  • Health and Safety liabilities
  • Higher insurance premiums

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