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Asset Management

  1. 1. Asset Management Presented by: Heather Himmelberger, P.E. Director, NM EFC New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference
  2. 2. What is an Asset? <ul><li>Something you own that has value </li></ul><ul><li>There can be assets that gain value over time…. </li></ul><ul><li>or lose value over time </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Asset Management? <ul><li>Maintaining a desired level of service (what you want your assets to provide) at the lowest life cycle cost (best appropriate cost - not no cost) </li></ul>
  4. 4. However…… <ul><li>The main purpose of a Community or Utility is </li></ul><ul><li>customer service </li></ul><ul><li>not the management of the assets </li></ul><ul><li>We manage assets in order to provide the service! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Asset Management is a tool it can be used to help assure that utility services are provided in a sustainable, cost-effective way
  6. 6. Five Core Components of Asset Management Asset Management Critical Assets Long-term Funding Strategy Current State of the Assets Required Level of Service Minimum Life Cycle Cost
  7. 7. Core Component 1: Current State of the Assets What do I own? What condition is it in? Where is it? What is its value? What is the useful life?
  8. 8. Core Component 2: What is the required Level of Service? Pressure Water Quality Repairs Flushing
  9. 9. Considerations for Level of Service 8 to 12 Good Items Items that are Measurable Track Progress: Measure how well you’re doing Customer Involvement/Customer Communication
  10. 10. Core Component 3: Which Assets Are Critical to Sustained Performance? What are the consequences of failure? How do my assets fail? What is the cost of the repair? What is the likelihood of failure?
  11. 11. Critical Assets Probability of Failure Consequence of Failure Which category of assets do I care the most about, the least?
  12. 12. Core Component 4: Best Minimum Life Cycle Cost for CIP and O&M Other $$: Legal, environmental, social, impact on other operations Balancing O&M with Capital Costs Initial Capital Cost Repair Cost Maintenance Cost Operation Cost Rehabilitation Cost Disposal Cost Replacement Capital Cost
  13. 13. Core Component 5: What is the Best Long-term Funding Strategy What funding do we need to properly operate the Utility? O&M CIP Personnel Equipment IT Fleet Where will the funding come from? Customer Fees Customer Rates Bonds Loans Grants Special Funds Impact Fees
  14. 14. Components are Interrelated; Process Can Start Anywhere Current State of the Assets Level of Service Minimum Life Cycle Cost Critical Assets Long Term Funding Strategy
  15. 15. AM is cyclical but each time through the cycle there is improvement
  16. 16. What Conditions Make AM so Important <ul><li>Inadequate Capital Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Aging Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate Cost Recovery Over Time </li></ul><ul><li>With these Conditions, Have to Be Smart About When to Do O&M, Repairs, Rehabilitation, and Replacement </li></ul>
  17. 17. A Few Key Benefits <ul><li>Better Capital Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Project Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Best Customer Rate </li></ul>Financial Technical <ul><li>Inventory/Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Better Understanding of O&M Costs and What O&M to do </li></ul>Managerial <ul><li>Customer Communication </li></ul><ul><li>/Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Better Internal Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Efficiencies in All Areas of Operation </li></ul>
  18. 18. AM Is Coming To New Mexico <ul><li>CDBG Incentives: 10 points for Rates Setting Using AM </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Requirements and Incentives </li></ul>
  19. 19. AM is the Future…. If it hasn’t come to you yet, it will!
  20. 20. Open Discussion/Q&A
  21. 21. Contact Info <ul><li>Heather Himmelberger </li></ul><ul><li>Director, NM EFC </li></ul><ul><li>2445 Alamo, SE </li></ul><ul><li>Albuquerque, NM 87106 </li></ul><ul><li>(505)924-7028 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>