case studies / LEADA project

investment planning / Yorkshire Water

In preparation for the 2004 periodic review of prices (PR04), Yorkshire Water developed its Leading Edge Asset Decisions Assessment (LEADA) system; an advanced economic analysis of operations and customer needs.

LEADA is based on the premise that the optimal level of service is defined as the point where the benefit of a marginal unit of improvement in service is equal to the marginal cost of its provision.

We provided support in key areas:  

  • Development and documentation of the business processes required to operate LEADA
  • Definition of how the proposed systems would interact with the existing information architecture
  • Definition and development of ELSA - the investment optimisation component of LEADA

We continued our relationship with Yorkshire Water by poviding support in defining improvement to their approach for the 2009 periodic review.