Business Strategies for Electrical Infrastructure Engineering: Capital Project Implementation

Business Strategies for Electrical Infrastructure Engineering: Capital Project Implementation

Reginald Wilson (Redawil Engineering Company, USA) and Hisham Younis (Wayne State University, USA)
Release Date: January, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 402
ISBN13: 9781466628397|ISBN10: 1466628391|EISBN13: 9781466628403|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2839-7


With the principles of business strategies in mind, the analysis of cost containment plans, project risk evaluation, and the wide-range of quality planning techniques is essential for the integration of renewable generation and capital-intense endeavors in the current electrical infrastructure.

Business Strategies for Electrical Infrastructure Engineering: Capital Project Implementation brings together research on informed-decision making within the strategic planning sphere of system integration. By highlighting social responsibility and environmental issues, this book is essential for technologically-literate executives, engineers, application analysts and many more interested in high-impact process evaluation.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Capital Planning
  • Capital Project Management and Progress Philosophy
  • Environmental Effect
  • Fiscal Management and Cost Avoidance Strategies
  • Informed Decision-Analysis
  • Operations Planning
  • Process Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement Techniques
  • Scenario analysis
  • System integration and challenges

Reviews and Testimonials

A specialist in the interface between electrical systems and business management, Wilson and Younis (optimization system and operations management, Wayne State U., Michigan) explore cost-effective methods for integrating renewable energy sources into existing electrical systems. Among their topics are the socioeconomic environment in wind turbine generator system integration, process evaluating and cost analysis mechanisms for equipment installation ventures, ordinal capital project ranking evaluation and the quality component, transmission line reconductoring process analysis, project management substation guidelines, and electrical contractor work comparisons.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Reginald Wilson is an Industrial Operations Specialist with more than twenty years of electrical system assessments and methodical business process philosophy experience in Fortune 250 companies. He has held visiting lecturer positions teaching courses in managerial business processes, circuit analysis, and electronic instrumentation. Currently, he is a Senior Management Systems Analyst for the Skagit Hydroelectric Project with Seattle City Light, and also the preceding president/owner of Redawil Engineering Company which has consulted and collaborated with several electrical utility organizations throughout North America by assisting with their process improvement efforts. Wilson has authored several articles and conference papers concerning quality measurement, equipment implementation processes, financial analysis, and strategic management. His unique research experience is in financial control systems and the engineering optimization field of electrical transmission and distribution development. A Certified Quality Process Analyst, and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in industrial operations from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan (USA). He is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the American Society for Quality.
Hisham Younis holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering and a PhD in industrial and manufacturing engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (USA). He is a senior lecturer in optimization systems and operations management at the graduate school of engineering at Wayne State University and Lawrence Technological University. He previously held senior industrial management positions at Ford Motor Company and Visteon as a global leader in process assurance, failure mode effects analysis, and lean engineering initiatives. Younis has consulted with numerous energy companies and technical manufacturing organizations and provided advanced algorithms to solve large scale optimization problems across several disciplines. His research interests includes linear optimization using block pivoting for fast convergence, global programming of quadratic functions, and scale parameters of the Weibull distribution using linear regression models. He is an active committee member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (U.S. Tag 13) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEC TC 56 and IEC Z1) with voting authority to release reliability and maintainability industry standards.