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A novel research approach for whole-life-cycle electrical power systems asset management using retroductive case study method

Bruiners, James; Njuguna, James; Agarwal, Abhishek


James Bruiners

James Njuguna


There are a vast number of complex influences on power systems assets both individually and as a collection
of systems of assets. The complexities when governing what and when to intervene with these assets is played out over varying time frames and represents a mixture of engineering, processes, technology, people and economic contributions. The importance of governing power systems olistically has been shown across decades with outages, safety issues, investment needs etc. As of today, research is yet to provide the effective governance framework to manage power systems assets holistically as-a-system; whilst aggregating decisions made at single asset level to generate consistently better outcomes. This paper sets out an approach to researching the phenomenon of asset management applied to power systems by utilising advancements in engineering asset management research and complex adaptive systems; whilst combining industry contributions and technical practices to ensure the suitability of future work. Ultimately the aim of this paper is to provide guidance and method to holistic decision making for power system companies and the management of power systems assets across the whole life.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 5, 2020
Online Publication Date Jun 20, 2020
Publication Date Jun 30, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 18, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 19, 2021
Journal Innovative energy and research
Print ISSN 1536-2310
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 2
Article Number 1000234
Keywords Electrical power; Production technology; Power industry; Energy industry; Mining industry; Rail industry
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