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Capital Planning

Get The Most Out of Your Capital Planning Budget

Feasibility studies and capital planning initiatives can take months (or years!) and hundreds of thousands of dollars to complete. Worse, they frequently fail to evaluate the most recent sustainable technology and true Total Cost of Ownership. Not any longer. Transcend Design Generator generates high-quality, accurate engineering documentation for a wide range of water and wastewater treatment facilities, allowing you to take control of the process and spend your money more wisely. 

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Top US Utility Requests 30 Design Scenarios
for 24 MGD WRRF Master Planning Tender

Innovative Utility Incorporates Generative Design Software Into Its RFP

When it comes to capital planning, utilities and their consulting partners struggle to keep up with the demands of the future. Scenarios like ever-changing regulatory requirements, weather conditions, population models, emerging contaminants, and advances in treatment technology are difficult to plan for. How can utilities effectively assess this range of potential scenarios, especially with limited time and budget?

One leading water utility in the southern part of the United States has the answer.

Transcend Design Generator was built to support your capital planning process

The Advantages of Using TDG

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Streamline capital planning efforts

  • Assess unlimited options for existing and new assets in order to find the optimal design to meet your objectives for CAPEX, OPEX, Carbon Footprint, and more.

  • Streamline the price review process and kick-start approved projects by generating complete engineering design packages for upgrades or new facilities.

  • Automatically generate designs for existing sites and assets to keep for better asset management, including Digital Twin baselines.

  • Repurpose spend with 3rd party engineering firms and consultants.

Optimize ROI

  • Reduce costs of developing and bidding on new concessions/asset pools.

  • Create feasibility studies in-house and save on 3rd party engineering costs.

  • Improve your ROIC on new builds and upgrades by evaluating more technologies and simulating outcomes at an earlier project stage.

  • Determine more accurate CAPEX/ OPEX budgets and "future proof" designs by ensuring compliance w/ anticipated regulatory or climate-driven changes.

Digital Work

Tender Specification

  • Leverage TDG to automatically generate tender specifications based on what is best for your assets and community.

  • Evaluate the most cost-effective design options before the tender launches.

  • Ensure the project delivers on your objectives by generating multiple design options and leveraging 3rd party designers to evaluate the best alternative.

Achieve sustainability metrics

  • Rapidly evaluate multiple treatment options and design alternatives to maximize the sustainability of your asset base.

  • Include more innovative technologies in your long-term capital planning in order to increase water recycling and reduce carbon footprint.

  • Compare different alternatives based on carbon footprint, chemical usage, or other sustainability-driven metrics.


When it comes to capital planning, how can utilities consider all of the uncertainty resulting from changing regulatory & environmental conditions, and also include multiple novel technologies in their evaluation?