HETCH HETCHY WATER AND POWER (HHWP)

By using forward-looking, risk-based analyses, HHWP can better defend its capital program and find increased funding for rehabilitation projects.

​Hetch Hetchy Water and Power (HHWP)

Black & Veatch was selected to assist with the management and evaluation of the HHWP power and civil asset facilities in California. These include raw water pipelines, tunnels and penstocks, among other assets. Services include project and program development and management, capital program prioritization and risk analysis.

Overview

Black & Veatch assessed HHWP’s capital program prioritization and recommended improvements that focused HHWP’s capital program decision making on forward-looking, risk-based analyses. Black & Veatch site engineers and project managers were involved in the day-to-day management of the capital program as supplemental staff to HHWP. In this role, they assisted HHWP in leading the execution of major capital projects, scheduling resources, and facilitating the coordination of internal and external professionals and teams.

Black & Veatch was responsible for the prioritization and business case evaluation of HHWP’s capital program. This included a detailed economic and risk analysis of capital projects. The prioritization results were used by HHWP to justify and optimize its capital program budget. 

Results

By incorporating Black & Veatch’s prioritization tools, HHWP’s program planning has been greatly improved. The value to HHWP is that their capital program is more defensible, and the company has been able to increase funding to invest in rehabilitation projects.