The energy industry is constantly under pressure from evolving markets, regulations, and dynamic threats. Assuring operational resilience and maintaining safety and security, while remaining cost effective is critical. ARES' solutions for improving assessment, design and response of high voltage substations has resulted in not only improved response but significant design cost savings..
ARES continues to innovate through close relationships with both US and Canadian National Laboratories to create next generation solutions for integrated Risk Based Assessment and Operational PRA, automated regional response and sensor management as well as solutions for the use of advanced robotics for perimeter detection, inspection and operational maintenance.
The ARES/Avert model, in conjunction with the traditional data gathered through the Performance Evaluation Program as well as historical Force on Force, allowed the management team to confidently make the strategy change and the 10CFR 50.54(P) submittal decision that the reduction of 11 security posts, or 50 Full Time Employees presented no diminishment of effectiveness. This reduction of posts accounts for a monetary savings of approximately 7.1 million dollars annually and reflected in the formula below:
11 security posts $600,000/post = $6.6 million.
6 Oversight positions = $550,000.”