On March 31st, ProACTIVE Planning presented to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association’s (CEPA) Damage Prevention Community of Practice to share their innovations and solutions in the field of integrity and damage prevention in the pipeline industry. This unique and privileged opportunity came at an ideal time in ProACTIVE’s growth as a business.
CEPA is a world-class and world-renowned organization comprised of Canada’s leading pipeline companies and in the global pipeline community, Canada’s safety and pipeline integrity governance is routinely recognized. The Association’s ‘Integrity First’ program is devoted to “zero pipeline incidents” and “to help pipeline companies share and implement leading practices, keeping pipelines safe and communities protected”. CEPA’s Mission, goals and objectives align with ProACTIVE Planning’s vision, momentum and enthusiasm contributing to the responsible growth and sustainability of Canada’s municipalities and transmission pipeline industry.
“Our work is about improving collaboration and sharing best practices across the industry to resolve issues of land use planning and development in the vicinity of pipeline systems. It was a privilege to be invited to the CEPA table to explore ways our company and the Association can collaborate on messaging, best practices, and potential joint programming opportunities.” - Russ Leedham, Director of Operations, ProACTIVE Planning
In Q1 2020, the ProACTIVE team discovered significant instances of unaccounted for and unmonitored development near pipeline infrastructure. Mike Sullivan of ProACTIVE believes the inherent value of the company’s work simply speaks for itself: “It’s an issue that affects all parties - municipalities, developers, and pipeline operators alike are enduring immeasurably financial and societal costs when development remains undetected. Addressing these issues in a cost-effective and sustainable way today will save pipeline operators from making multi-million dollar class upgrades in the future”.
In a time of uncertainty for the oil and gas sector, the need for enhanced technologies and innovation to keep up with an ever-changing market is becoming increasingly critical. ProACTIVE was excited to share their own contributions with CEPA’s influential audience, and demonstrate how they are bringing relief to their pipeline operator clients through the implementation of Z663. ProACTIVE Planning’s primary objective is resolving land use planning issues and the related challenges of development in the vicinity of pipelines, and “we are thrilled by the opportunities we’ve had in the last six months to share our solutions with our current and prospective clients, stakeholders, and pipeline regulators.”