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n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - A skills measurement model for the South African energy sector : applying the analytic hierarchy process to the South African electric power industry

Volume 30 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1012-277X
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Abstract

The need to understand the skills value inherent in a project in the South African electrical power sector lies at the core of addressing various skills-related challenges in this sector; and this can hamper the effective implementation of projects. In this study, a model was developed, based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), in which three different power generating projects were compared for their skills values at the feasibility stage. A hierarchy was developed, based on identified criteria and sub-criteria. This model was applied by various specialists in an industry-based scenario, where three different types of power generating projects (coal-fired power, nuclear power, and wind power) were compared for their skills values, with the goal of identifying the project that had the highest skills value. This process was conducted through individual guided survey questionnaires with each participant, together with tests, to determine the consensus of the participants. A sensitivity analysis determined that the validity and accuracy of the final result were acceptable. Coal-fired power generation projects were adjudicated as having the highest skills value, followed by nuclear, and then solar.

Die behoefte om die inherente waarde van vaardighede in ʼn projek in die Suid-Afrikaanse elektrisiteitsektor te begryp het ontstaan uit die veelvuldige vaardigheid uitdagings binne hierdie sektor. Hierdie uitdagings kan die effektiewe uitvoer van die projekte beperk. ʼn Model gebaseer op die analitiese hiërargie proses is ontwikkel. Die model vergelyk drie kragopwekkings-projekte op grond van hulle vaardigheidswaardes in die uitvoerbaarheidsfase. ʼn Hiërargie is ontwikkel op grond van die geïdentifiseerde kriteria en subkriteria. Die model is toegepas deur verskeie spesialiste in ʼn industrie gebaseerde scenario waar drie verskillende soorte kragopwekkingsprojekte (steenkool-, kern- en windgedrewe) oorweeg is met die doel om die projek met die hoogste vaardigheidswaarde te identifiseer. Die proses is aangevoer deur middel van begeleide meningspeilings wat elke deelnemer, saam met toetse, moes voltooi om die deelnemerskonsensus te bepaal. ʼn Sensitiwiteitsanalise het bepaal dat die geldigheid en akkuraatheid van die finale resultaat aanvaarbaar was. Steenkool-gedrewe kragopwekkingsprojekte het aan die spits na vore getree, gevolg deur kern- en daarna windgedrewe kragopwekkingsprojekte.

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2019-11-01
2020-09-25

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