Asset Management in the Changing SA Power Supply Industry

Twenty years ago, the internet took a century-old telephone network and turned it into an information superhighway. Today, something similar is happening in the power supply industry.
The power grid has already become an ‘internet for electricity’ where suppliers and consumers trade and regulate commodities in a two-way relationship.

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Managing Disruption: Designing a Capability infrastructure

Disruption and innovation often go hand in hand, but there is an important difference between the two. For example, the use of smartphones to connect online with business services was an innovation. But when Uber began using smartphones to facilitate ride-sharing, the result was a disruption that literally had people fighting in the streets.

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Risk Assessment of Wastewater Networks Infrastructure

The wastewater collection network in metropolitan Adelaide consists of a large number of assets distributed over a wide geographic area. This poses significant challenges in both conducting and prioritising asset management activities for these assets, including maintenance, rehabilitation, condition assessment and replacement. United Water has met these challenges in a cost-effective manner by developing prioritisation models utilising the functionality of GIS and InfoNet. The wastewater collection system in Adelaide includes over 80,000 wastewater access chambers, termed ‘manholes’, and 900 sewer vent stacks, commonly known as ‘educt vents’.

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