JANUARY 2014 – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – In an executive exchange conducted by the U.S. Energy Association and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, fourteen delegates from Afghanistan’s electric utility (DABS) learned best practices in asset management from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s electric utility. Asset management for electric utilities refers to the optimal lifecycle management of physical assets, such as transformers and cables, to sustainably achieve the stated business objectives.
The training at TNB’s Integrated Learning Solution facility (ILSAS) aimed to improve the profitability, efficiency and safety of DABS’ operations through the transfer of industry best practices. Through a combination of presentations and site visits, TNB’s training program covered generation, transmission and distribution asset management at the corporate and division levels.
Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S.–Afghanistan Utility Partnership Program focuses on utility best practices in power generation, transmission and distribution.