ECI provides comparative analysis and process benchmarking services to help clients understand their industry position. Results are used to identify best practices and opportunities for program improvement. The information presented in ECI benchmarking studies provide quantifiable measures to track performance and provide factual data that can be used for business case development.
ECI has conducted and been involved in several competitive analyses and benchmarking studies, which provide a resource base for comparative statistics. Ongoing research into how trees cause outages continues to enhance the industry’s understanding of mechanical and electrical modes of failure associated with conductors and trees. The Economic Impacts of Deferring Electric Utility Tree Maintenance study completed by ECI continues to be widely used to assess the impact of UVM program budget reductions.