How to get best return on the risk mitigation budget

Some California utilities have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons – including the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed 8 people, the 2015/6 leak from Aliso Canyon gas storage, the 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, plus the Dominion Pipeline ransomware cyberattack that cut gasoline supply to the US Northeast.

The California Public Utilities Commission requires utilities to quantify these risks using risk-spend efficiency (RSE) to prioritize mitigations based on how much risk they reduce per dollar invested. It uses a multi-attribute value function to combine outcomes, including fatalities, reliability, and cost. I’ll review how California utilities are using this approach.

Max will discuss how these methods could help other organizations manage and mitigate a wide variety of risks.

About The Speakers

Max Henrion

Max Henrion

CEO, Lumina Decision Systems