SUNConferences, SAIIE NeXXXt

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A skills measurement model for the South African Energy Sector: applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process to the SA electric power industry
Bernadette Patricia Sunjka, Markus Meyer

Last modified: 2019-08-29


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 that can hamper effective implementation of projects. In this study a model was developed based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) whereby three different power generating projects were compared to one another as to their skills values. The purpose of this was to analyse projects during the feasibility stage for their skills value, because a financially feasible project might still not be implementable if the skills do not exist to implement it. Three options were compared to the sub-criteria along with each sub-criteria’s priorities and the overall ranking were derived. A sensitivity analysis was carried out to determine the validity and accuracy of the final result. The final ranking had coal-fired power at first position followed by nuclear and solar.