SDM in Action
February 8, 2011

Structured Decision Making (SDM) is increasingly being integrated into the standard practices of large organizations - like the US Fish and Wildlife Service and BC Hydro, for example.

For almost eight years, Compass has been working closely with the Canada’s third largest electric utility to incorporate SDM into fourteen different water-use plans (WUPs), several environmental impact assessments for new hydroelectric facilities, and their company-wide Integrated Energy Plan that looks at long term supply and demand.

The following case study produced by Industry Canada provides a thorough but easy-to-read example of SDM in action at BC Hydro.

Industry Canada SDM Case Study (pdf)