Sam McGauley, Asset Strategy Manager from Cadent Gas, will be presenting a case study on how AIM was used to drive down OPEX costs by 35%. Due to the scale of the problem, Asset Investment Manager (AIM) was used to optimise at asset level across the entire four networks, approximately 2 million individual pipes. AIM is now being extended for use in determining the GD2 investment programme.
Cadent, formerly National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd, is the largest regulated distributor of gas in the UK. It owns four of the eight regulated gas distribution networks, over 131,000 kilometers of lower-pressure gas distribution mains serving 10.8 million homes and businesses.