Knowledge-Managing Sustainable Energy Schemes — An Innovative Approach

Anthony Ayoola
2015 Journal of Clean Energy Technologies  
Sustainable energy management systems continue to evolve, adding layers of complexity and functionality. The paper presents an innovative approach that deals with the application of complex systems formalism and contemporary knowledge management techniques for the purposes of assuring more effective delivery of sustainable energy schemes. Knowledge-Managed Sustainable Energy (KMSE) systems leverage energy knowledge assets optimally, and with greater flexibility, to enhance energy management
more » ... ergy management performance. The KMSE scheme developed adopts a multi-factorial approach for sustainable energy-related knowledge acquisition, aggregation and diffusion, within managed environments. The paper presents a structured framework for developing effective KMSE systems, and discusses their applicability to a range of renewable energy management projects, with the ultimate aim of fostering continuous energy management performance improvement and sustainability. Index Terms-Energy Kiviats, energy management knowledge, interaction circles, knowledge diffusion, knowledge externalization, knowledge management, sustainable energy. Anthony Ayoola has a multi-disciplinary background in business management, computing and engineering, with degrees from Oxford and London Universities (BA, MA, MSc and PhD degrees). He is currently the dean of the Business School at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. He has been lecturing, carrying out research and engaging in consultancy for over 30 years, and has worked in the United Kingdom, United States, Netherlands, Africa and the Middle East. He has authored several external and internal publications over this period.
doi:10.7763/jocet.2015.v3.199 fatcat:k766nl6zlnfmnaxxvu7hwje3um