Reliability Principles: Smart Grid Asset Life Cycle Management

Presented by: Alan M. Ross

For too long, utility, industrial and commercial facilities have depended upon resiliency or aging principles when looking at the life cycle of grid assets. When we view assets, whose reliability and safety depend upon condition data, under the principles of asset reliability, it is clear we need a different approach to testing, maintenance and life cycle management for a grid to be called “Smart”. This presentation looks at grid assets such as transformers, cable systems, breakers, relays and battery systems from a unique perspective; from that of a reliability professional.


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Utility and OEM applications and engineering personnel involved in reliability and maintenance of grid assets.


Alan RossAlan Ross is the President of the Electric Power Reliability Alliance (EPRA). He is responsible for leading the alliance to build electric system reliability in the industrial and commercial marketplace. Alan is a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), member of the IEEE Reliability and Power Energy Societies and Chair of the Smart Grid Reliability Alliance. He completed his undergraduate work in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

Reliability; grid; distribution; electric power; high voltage; transformers; insulation; life cycle management


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