Introduction to Asset Management and its Application to Hydropower in Africa - 2021


05.03.2021 Carole

ONLINE Week 18 | Date: 3– 5 May 2021 | Application deadline: 2 April 2021 

Registration fee: 500 USD |

COURSE OVERVIEW
Hydropower remains the key to unlocking Africa’s energy deficit and economic potential, but despite significant progress, this resource remains largely untapped. Moreover, Africa also struggles with considerable aging hydropower plants and inadequate power infrastructure that require enhanced maintenance and refurbishment so as to meet the region’s growing energy needs.


Africa needs therefore to optimize the operations of its hydropower facilities, integrate and build resilience to climate change, whilst providing flexibility to support variable renewables in the energy mix.

This introduction to asset management course will focus on the fundamentals and concept applications of asset management in hydropower. Developing asset management policies, strategies and systems that support the effective management of hydropower assets will be demonstrated as modelled on the ISO 55000 standards combined with the performance- based maintenance model, optimizing the lifecycle of hydropower infrastructures, whilst ensuring people and equipment safety.

 

 

 

 COURSE OBJECTIVES

• Better understand Asset Management
• Review the fundamentals and best practices of Asset Management
• Share experiences on how asset management is applied to hydropower and other assets
• Review key concepts such as value, performance, risk, costs, opportunities and lifecycle
• Ask questions and share experiences

Good asset management is a key enabler for Africa’s hydropower sector and positively contributes to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

TOPICS

• Concepts of Asset Management
• The Asset Management Model and Fundamentals
• The Asset Management System – ISO 55001
• Developing Asset Management policy, strategy, and planning
• Asset Management maturity assessment
• The value model and lifecycle of assets
• Risk and opportunity assessment & management
• Developing and Asset Management and O&M strategy
• Technical and Commercial Asset Management
• Asset Plans
• Performance indicators 

 Well-crafted Asset Management systems and tools will safeguard the reliability of hydropower and other RE structures thus maintaining their additional value for all stakeholders.            

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TARGET GROUP

Relevant for sector decision makers who want to extend their knowledge, understanding and practice of Asset Management.
Hydropower Asset Managers, Plant Managers, Senior Engineers, Management engaged in planning, implementation, and follow-up on maintenance activities in existing and new power plants. Hydropower Contract and Finance Managers, Plant owners & Operators, will also benefit from this training.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• A minimum of about 5 years working experience is required.
• Applicants should hold an applicable degree or possess relevant background knowledge.
• Proficiency in English is compulsory for all ICH Africa courses.
• Basic computer skills and internet access are imperative.
• Please ensure your application is received no later than the given deadline – 2nd April 2021



 
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