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MainTrain 2023 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Asset Management - Engaging with the Enterprise

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Original date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The keynote will look at engagement in the topic of Asset Management with leaders within Manitoba Hydro, describe how at Manitoba Hydro we are continuing and expanding the conversation on Asset Management, and some feedback received on Manitoba Hydro’s Asset Management. It will also touch on an Asset Management system approach.

BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2023
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
1.00 Strategy and Planning General, 1.01 Asset Management Policy, 1.02 Asset Mgmt Strategy & Objectives, 2.00 Asset Management Decision Making General, 2.02 Operations & Maintenance Decision-Making
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
1.0 Business & Org Context General, 1.1 Requirements & Expectations, 1.2 Enablers & Constraints, 1.3 Mgmt & Operational Frameworks, 1.4 Strategic Maintenance Plan
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Author Employer: 
Manitoba Hydro
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During his 9 ½ years at Manitoba Hydro he has spent time in Asset Management, Generation Projects and Generation Design. Jim was a witness at the recent electric General Rate Application hearings. One of the first projects he was involved in at Manitoba Hydro was Kettle Generating Station Units 1 to 3 Stator Replacement as a Project Engineer. Since that time Jim has help positions of Team Lead, Section Head and Department Manager before becoming a Director.
Before working at Manitoba Hydro, Jim worked for the federal government in the field of project management. He also, spent time working in construction and the oil and gas industries. He has worked in the Canadian and American Artic, with one stop taking to the 83rd parallel and as far south as Texas.
Jim obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Manitoba, has certificates in Asset Management, Management and is LEED certified. He enjoys spending time with his family, and they are big Disney World fans, having made the trip 4 times and counting.