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Tom Hurley and Josh Arceneaux

Creating an Asset Management Organization Identity

 Tom Hurley and Josh Arceneaux | Asset Management Lead/ Project Manager; Lead, Reliability

ENMAX, Electric Utility

Enmax, a large electric utility company recently underwent a corporate over-haul to unify their asset management identity. In order for the organization to manage through changing market conditions and a corporate strategy change from growth to optimization, with an aging and varying power generation asset base, the organization adopted an ISO 55 000 asset management compliant philosophy to address significant challenges within the utility business in Alberta Canada.

This presentation will present the challenges to the organization, the roadmap to ISO 55 000 compliance, as well as show where the power supply organization is in the path towards compliance.  It will outline the internal and external reflection of the organization to understand the need for change and how the organization is dealing with moving from “managing our assets” to an asset management mindset, with the end goal being to maximize returns through the entire life cycle of their asset base. 

ABOUT TOM: Growing up in Fort McMurray and, like most McMurrayites, I started my career in the Canadian Oil sands. Working for ten years with Syncrude Canada Ltd., seven years with Shell Canada, and a few spots in between in such roles as a rotating equipment specialist and a mechanical commissioning lead, but the majority of my career was in Operations Readiness Lead and project management in major projects from FEED, commissioning, handover and operate. Working now for ENMAX Generation I am the Asset Management Lead looking after Reliability, ARMS Implantation, ISO 55,000 alignment project and Project Manager of our Integrity Management Software.

ABOUT JOSH: Johh, P.Eng. is the Senior Engineer, Reliability Optimization Programs at ENMAX responsible for reliability program development and implementation for the utility company.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is certified in ISO 55 000.  He has held various maintenance and reliability leadership positions over the past 18 years in mining, oil & gas, and utility sectors throughout Canada and the United States.