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System Engineering and Energy programs

A Case Study on the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg

Ausarbeitung 2017 19 Seiten

Ingenieurwissenschaften - Energietechnik

Leseprobe

Table of Contents

a.Figures

b.Tables

Abstract

1. Introduction
1.1Stakeholders Analysis

2. TASK#1: Situation Analysis via - Peter Checkland’s SSM
2.1Step n◦1: Problem Situation: Unstructured
2.1.1 The Naive Picture
2.1.2 The Problem Statement
2.2 Step n◦2: Problem Situation: Expressed
2.2.1 The Rich Picture:
2.2.2 The Relevant Systems
2.3 Step n◦3: Root definition on relevant system
2.3.1 Root definition of the Ellies Renewable energy
2.3.2 The CAPETOWN MODEL

3. TASK#2: Outline:
3.1 Five functions of a Systems Engineer
3.2 The purpose of the Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
3.3 Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
3.3.1 Statement of Work (SoW)
3.3.2 Scope of Work
a. Technical Objectives:
b. Assumptions and Constraints
3.3.3 Ellies System Structure
3.3.4 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
a. Schedule Planning
b.Major Deliverables
c.Major phases
d.Responsibility Assignments
3.3.5 Risk Management
3.3.6 Operation and Maintenance

4. Conclusion

5. References

Appendices
Appendix A: Rich Picture (Hand sketched)

List of: a.Figures

Figure 1 the SSM Model: (Checkland, P., & Scholes, J., 1999).

Figure 2 Rich picture: “Author’s own work”

Figure 3 Ellies Corporate Structure [2]

Figure 4 Work Breakdown Structure (MindGenius 60002): “Author’s own work”

Figure 5 Scheduling Planning (MS-Project): “Author’s own work”

Figure 6 Rich Picture: “Author’s own work”

b.Tables

Table 1 Primary Stakeholders: “Author’s own work”

Table 2 CAPETOWN Model (Ellies renewable energy): “Author’s own work”

Table 3 Responsibility Assignments: “Author’s own work”

Table 4 Risk Management: “Author’s own work”

Abstract

First off, this project gives insight into how to define various systems management (project management and systems engineering) terms and to answer to the frequently Asked Questions in systems management. Specifically, to think like a systems engineer by changing the way of approaching and specifying a solution or addressing problems. Then the overall purpose is to use and apply Systems Engineering approaches to solve the high levels of unstructured problem situation and try to structure a debate concerning actions for improving the problem “energy program” situation within the System (University of Witwatersrand-Johannesburg).

1. Introduction

Case: As a new systems engineering graduate the University of Witwatersrand has appointed you to drive the aggressive energy efficiency program that would see the university cut its energy bill by 50% in eighteen (18) months. Central to the statement of work (SoW) is the installation of solar panels on the roof of each building and introduction of smart energy efficient solutions for all energy consuming infrastructure, equipment, utilities and machinery.

1.1 Stakeholders Analysis

The stakeholders are many, and working in complex interrelations on several programs. Then building and installation programs tend to focus on technological stakeholders; and in large programs the institutional stakeholders play a key role as well.

The section below presents the primary stakeholders involved in Solar Panels installation:

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Table 1 Primary Stakeholders: “Author’s own work”

Description

- The Authority Having Jurisdiction will have varying construction and installation codes that must be complied with. This can encompass anything from building permits and fire and electrical code, to wetlands and endangered species protection.
- The Program manager team and the technical consultancy will be responsible for ensuring the viability of the program, site selection and acquisition, negotiating contracts, selecting contractors, and ensuring the program is built.
- The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) is the firm that will manage the installation process, procure the necessary materials, design and engineer the solar panels.

2. TASK#1: Situation Analysis via - Peter Checkland’s SSM

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Figure 1 the SSM Model [1]

2.1 Step n◦1: Problem Situation: Unstructured

2.1.1 The Naive Picture:

- No reliable information available about the current infrastructure, equipment, utilities and machinery, physical location and capacity of the University buildings.
- Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs), and Utility Energy Services Contracts (UESCs) are not known.
- Energy bill per month is not specified (amount of power KWh).
- Solar resource throughout Gauteng in kilowatt hours per meter squared per day (kWh/m2/day) not known.
- Lack of tools to help assess the technical and economic potential for the Solar PV at the University of Witwatersrand.

2.1.2 he Problem Statement

The University of Witwatersrand is having difficulty in fully optimizing its energy bill because of challenges involved in energy consuming infrastructure, equipment, utilities and machinery.

2.2 Step n◦2: Problem Situation: Expressed

2.2.1 The Rich Picture:

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Figure 2 Rich picture: “Author’s own work”

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2.2.2 The Relevant Systems

The Ellies Renewable energy can be taken as relevant systems because they have always been on providing quality products and exceptional service to the customer; serve customers’ needs in Communication, Lighting and Power.

2.3 Step n◦3: Root definition on relevant system

2.3.1 Root definition of the Ellies Renewable energy

A system to .match consumer needs with the leading technologies to deliver holistic solutions and the power of the latest technology; the power to find an energy solution that won’t cost you the earth [2].

2.3.2 The CAPETOWN MODEL

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Table 2 CAPETOWN Model (Ellies renewable energy): “Author’s own work”

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Details

Seiten
19
Jahr
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668708211
ISBN (Buch)
9783668708228
Dateigröße
1.7 MB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v426006
Institution / Hochschule
University of the Witwatersrand
Note
Schlagworte
system engineering energy case study university witwatersrand johannesburg

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