Marina Van Koughnett has 15 years of experience in the power generation industry and has led TransAlta through an Operations Integrity Program, taking the lead on delivery and competency management.
In a conversation between Marina and Jason Ballentine (General Manager North America, ARMS Reliability) they discuss TransAlta's transformation and how their approach to Operational Integrity it is laying the groundwork for continuous improvement in Asset Management.
Topics of discussion include:
- The role of reliability and maintenance strategy improvement in Operational Integrity
- Uncovering challenges and gaps and selling the business case to create change
- TransAlta's transition converting coal plants to gas plants to deliver their vision of low cost, clean energy
- Importance of standardization and leveraging technology available to accelerate progress