Strategic asset management framework for the improvement of large scale PV power plants in Australia

Waqar Ali Shah, Syed and Mahmood, Muhammad Nateque and Das, Narottam (2016) Strategic asset management framework for the improvement of large scale PV power plants in Australia. In: 26th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2016), 25-28 Sept 2016, Brisbane, Australia.


The stringent environmental regulations and higher
energy demands due to increasing population are main concerns for the energy industries. In order to comply with the environmental regulations and also to improve the energy supply of large scale photovoltaic (PV) power plants are developing rapidly as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels. Management of large scale PV power plants has become a challenging issue mainly due to the absence of less structured strategic asset management framework. This paper has addressed to this gap and proposed a well-structured strategic asset management framework for large scale PV power plants. The study have also pointed out that due to lack of clear policies and without having a specific framework for PV or solar
assets, Australia is lagging behind in the production of solar energy than Europe and Asian countries despite having highest solar radiation per kilometer square. The proposed framework will provide a basis for understanding the current status of individual solar farms and the way forward to improve the asset management capabilities.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2016, IEEE.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 05:49
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 23:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: asset framework, asset life cycle, ISO 55000, AAMCoG, GFMAMM, ISAM, solar or PV farms
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2016.7749311

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