Nova Scotia Power is a vertically-integrated utility which owns, operates and maintains the majority of its power production facilities. Facilities include thermal steam units (coal, oil and gas-fired), combustion turbines (oil and gas fired), hydro, tidal, wind and biomass. The age and complexity of the power production facilities and equipment ranges from 90+ years for some Hydro stations, 40+ years in some steam turbines, 40+ for many combustion turbines and as new as 1 year old with respect to our wind turbines. Join Erin as she focuses on how Nova Scotia Power's RCA programs and approach integrates into its other asset management processes. Participants will gain insight into why this integration is a critical piece of the program versus execution of RCAs themselves.
Erin MacNeil is a Mechanical Engineer with experience in both the Utility and Alberta Oilsands industries. As the Asset Management Office Operations Lead for Nova Scotia Power, Erin oversees Nova Scotia Power's Root Cause Analysis Program, as well as other Asset Management Processes including Generation Equipment Reporting, PdM and PdP, NERC Compliance and handheld technologies used in Operator Rounds. Erin has worked with NS Power's Asset Management Office for 3 years.