Enhancing asset management at eThekwini Electricity

June 10th, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT

 

eThekwini Municipality’s integrated development plan includes a quality living environment programme. Asset management is included in this programme. The integrated asset management plan includes the management of electricity, water and sanitation, roads, transport, parks and leisure, stormwater, solid waste and property and buildings assets.

The British Standards Institute’s Publically Available Specification 55 and the International Infrastructure Management manual are the frameworks being adopted by the eThekwini Municipality. An asset management implementation plan (2/5/10 years) was developed in June 2008 and an integrated infrastructure asset management policy was developed in August 2008.

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The eThekwini Electricity Department initiated a unit-wide asset management project in 2009. NetGroup (now Aurecon) and Pragma were appointed as subject matter experts. Phase 1 focused on the strategic or high voltage assets and phase 2 the medium and low voltage assets. The purpose of both phases is to have detailed asset information for all network assets… (more)

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