New York Power Authority: Gap Assessment, Roadmap, Strategic Asset Management Plan and Asset Information Strategy




Energy & Utilities

NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the United States, operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit miles of transmission lines.


NYPA operates three large hydroelectric complexes: the Niagara Power Project, on the Niagara River in Lewiston; the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, on the St. Lawrence River in Massena; and the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in the Catskill Mountains.

In 2015 Turner & Townsend AMCL Inc was engaged to help NYPA produce a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) for its Generation and Transmission Assets. T&T AMCL conducted an initial gap assessment of NYPA’s Asset Management capability against the 39 Subjects of the Global Forum for Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM). This assessment involved 4 Assessors interviewing over 150 individuals at NYPA sites across New York State.

The output of this Assessment was used to inform a Roadmap of Asset Management Improvement activities that formed the core of the Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP). The improvement roadmap also includes mapping to the ISO 55001 standard.

Production of the NYPA SAMP utilized AMCL’s best practice templates, supported by Asset Management training and interactive stakeholder workshops.

AMCL continues to support NYPA through the provision of blended learning comprising both face-to-face IAM endorsed Asset Management training and online e-learning, together with ongoing Asset Management implementation support.

To ensure NYPA’s data and technology supported their improving Asset Management approach, AMCL worked closely with NYPA stakeholders to develop a comprehensive Asset Information Strategy and the associated improvement roadmap, including the following initiatives:

  • Detailed analysis of existing IT systems, ranging from Maximo EAM, (Enterprise Asset Management) to Document Management, real-time systems, Graphic Information System, (GIS) and operational systems.
  • Modelling of asset information use cases across multiple departments to understand the needs and challenges with asset information and Asset Information Systems
  • Development of an Asset Information.
  • Management System, including data governance reporting, and the ‘future state’ IT systems solution architecture.

Relevant Service Lines

and Roadmap

Asset Management

Asset Information
and Digital Strategy

Asset Management
System in a Box


Key Contacts

Simon Smith

Director of Asset Management

North America

Jim Cooper

Global Asset Information Director