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Power System Assets

Investment, Management, Methods and Practices

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  • Offers the state-of-the-art of power systems asset management
  • Presents methods to bridge satisfying asset management process and achieving real asset management results
  • Supports asset investment decisions using risk-based business case analysis

Part of the book series: CIGRE Green Books (CIGREGB)

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About this book

This CIGRE Green Book describes the state-of-the-art of power Systems asset management dealing with all aspects asset management practice. The major focus of the book is on documenting practical methods  that bridge the gap between just satisfying an asset management process and achieving real asset management results in the form of smarter investment decisions. 

The book facilitates collaboration and blending of the engineering and technical aspects of asset management and the financial considerations needed to support asset investment decisions using risk-based business case analysis. Detailed case studies are included to illustrate generic and specific or customized methods and to demonstrate the application of such methods from the technology perspectives of several CIGRE study committees.

This practical guide is suitable for working asset managers and decision-makers (both engineering and financial) dealing with all aspects of the practice of asset management.

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Table of contents (21 entries)

  1. Asset Management Methods: A Work in Progress

  2. Part II

Editors and Affiliations

  • Ancell Consulting Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand

    Graeme Ancell

  • PowerNex Associates Inc., Toronto, Canada

    Gary L. Ford

  • Loma Consulting, Milwaukee, USA

    Earl S. Hill

  • Hydro One (Canada), Toronto, Canada

    Jody Levine

  • Independent Electricity System Operator, Toronto, Canada

    Christopher Reali

  • TenneT, Arnhem, The Netherlands

    Eric Rijks

  • RTE, Paris, France

    Gérald Sanchis

About the editors

The scope of Cigré Study Committee C1 is to study Economics and system analysis methods for the development of power systems: methods and tools for steady state and dynamic analysis, planning issues and methods in various contexts, asset management strategies, in order to support electricity system planners worldwide to anticipate and successfully manage system changes to address the arising needs, opportunities and uncertainties while respecting multiple constraints.

Dr. Graeme Ancell has worked in the electric utility sector for approximately three decades. Graeme is the owner of Ancell Consulting Limited, a company providing services to the electricity industry in New Zealand and internationally since 2015. He was the convenor of two C1 working groups and is a member of Study Committee C1..

Dr. Gary L. Ford has worked for Ontario Hydro and in the utility sector for more than four decades, Dr. Ford and two colleagues founded PowerNexAssociates Inc., which provides technical consulting services to electric utilities in the area of asset management, procurement, and decision support. Since 1981, his CIGRE experience includes active participation in working groups 23.02, B3.12, C1.1, C1.16, C1.25, C1.38, B3.38, and D1.39, and most recently as Lead Editor for this Green Book

Mr. Earl S. Hill has worked as an independent consultant to the electric utility industry for the past 30 years. He is the co-author of three EPRI publications on RCM and asset management. Mr. Hill has participated in CIGRE WG C1.25, WG C1.34, and currently WG C1.43. Mr. Hill has assisted in the implementation of maintenance improvement efforts for dozens of utilities, on every continent save Antarctica.

Ms. Jody Levine has worked approximately three decades with the former Ontario Hydro and derivative companies. After spending several years as an operational asset manager for station equipment, she currently manages a group of field support consultants for maintenance of transmission stations. She has been active in CIGRE B1.60 and C1.43, and is chair of IEEE 400.3.

Mr. Christopher Reali is employed at the Independent Electricity System Operator (Ontario, Canada) in the role of Engineering Manager, Transmission Planning. Christopher has over a decade of experience in system planning. Christopher is active in NPCC, NERC, and CIGRE working groups. He is the Canadian national representative on SC C1.

Mr. Eric Rijks has been employed in the electric utility branch in the Netherlands for over two decades and is currently employed at TenneT Transmission System Operator. He was secretary of WG C1.1 and the convener of WG C1.16 and WG C1.25 which produced the four seminal CIGRE technical brochures upon which this green book is based. He was awarded with Technical Council Award. He holds an MSc in electrical engineering and EMSc in Internal Auditing.

Mr. Gérald Sanchis has been in the transmission business for over three decades, holding various positions in management and in technical fields within RTE and EDF group in France and Germany. He was deeply involved in ENTSO-E, for system development, R&D domains, and as support to the president of the association. He is a distinguished member of CIGRE and present convenor of C1.44, addressing the global grid issue. He was the coordinator of the R&D European project e-Highway 2050.   

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