KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Evergy will use AssetLens, an asset investment planning software developed by 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell, to assess the condition and criticality of its electrical distribution system assets and plan capital projects.
“We have enjoyed a great relationship with Evergy over the years and they continue to be a valuable business partner for 1898 & Co.,” says Chris Underwood, 1898 & Co. vice president. “Evergy’s purchase of AssetLens is an important step in their journey toward becoming a digital utility, with potential to transform how they manage and prioritize investment in their increasingly complex electrical distribution system.”
AssetLens collects and cleanses data about the condition of a company’s critical assets, applies proprietary algorithms, and automates an investment plan of capital projects with business justification. This allows the company to make proactive, data-driven decisions that provide the most value to its customers.
Evergy piloted the software in early 2020, and upon seeing its value purchased a software license for its entire distribution system. 1898 & Co. will also execute implementation and configuration as well as ongoing support, hosting and maintenance. Project scoping and timing updates will allow Evergy to maintain up-to-date information on its assets and projects to drive ongoing value from AssetLens year after year.
“Our pilot of AssetLens confirmed its ability to deliver a turnkey, data-driven evaluation of our distribution assets and provide an optimized investment plan at the project level,” says Ryan Mulvany, Evergy senior director of operations analytics and support. “AssetLens will play a critical role in improving reliability and resiliency for our customers as part of our Sustainability Transformation Plan.”
“AssetLens has proven to be a beneficial solution to our clients across multiple industries throughout our valued client base,” Underwood says. “We look forward to AssetLens playing a key role in the ongoing success of Evergy.”
About 1898 & Co.
1898 & Co. is a business, technology and cybersecurity consulting firm serving the industries that keep our world in motion. As part of Burns & McDonnell, our consultants leverage global experience in critical infrastructure assets to innovate practical solutions grounded in your operational realities. For more information, visit 1898andCo.com.
About Burns & McDonnell
Founded by two entrepreneurs in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 7,600 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and innovators with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.