Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Information systems strategy in the electricity supply industries of Romania and Bulgaria
Author: Wilson, Douglas H.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1997
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Full text unavailable from EThOS. Please try the link below.
Access from Institution:
Requirements for control and management of the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) are changing with the political and economic restructuring in two countries in transition, Romania and Bulgaria. This thesis reports the results of a study on information systems used in the control and management of the ESIs, based on a survey of existing equipment and recent developments and trends. From this, recommendations are made for future enterprise-wide strategy in the context of uncertainties in direction and timescale of wider restructuring and financial limitations. The project deals with the following aspects of Information Systems Strategy: - Transmission and generation dispatching; - Distribution-level dispatching; - Management Information Systems; - Telecommunications. Modern practice is discussed, based mainly on UK experience, with reference to applicability in the countries under study. The information systems are compared and contrasted, and similarities are noted between Romania and Bulgaria. The situation in the UK illustrates possible routes for development and the implications of ESI privatisation. Of the above topics, telecommunication is considered a priority for co-ordinated strategy in order to avoid duplications of effort and because of the need for a telecommunications network for future developments in other aspects of information systems. Investment in private telecommunications may provide spare capacity which could be used to generate income to offset its cost. Systems for transmission and generation dispatching require investment to meet network control and security standards to derive economic benefit from interconnection with the Western European network, UCPTE. Distribution automation is not yet viable on a large scale, but rising labour costs, capital equipment costs and the increasing complexity associated with contractual arrangements may lead to a need to develop distribution automation systems and Demand Side Management.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available