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Electricity Sector Council launches web portal for electricity industry


January 31, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

As part of the Knowledge Management and Transfer (KMAT) Project, the Electricity Sector Council (ESC) has released a new report and web portal to help facilitate knowledge management and knowledge transfer for the electricity and renewable energy industry.

“With experienced, specialized, technical employees leaving the industry, it’s crucial for organizations to plan how they will capture and transfer this unique knowledge to both new and existing employees,” said Michelle Branigan, executive director of ESC.

The KMAT web portal was developed to share practical and valuable information to help organizations effectively put into place KM and KT processes, says ESC. The web portal features definitions of knowledge management/knowledge transfer, communication material for securing company-wide buy-in, an extensive toolkit filled with tools and resources for every step of the process, and examples and case studies of emerging and innovative KM/KT practices.

“We have all heard that knowledge is power and when it comes to Canada’s electricity system this axiom should be taken literally,” said Bob Menard, chair of the KMAT Steering Committee. “The ESC KMAT report, web portal and community of interest squarely places the power in the hands of the sector to ensure a smooth intergenerational collection, retention and transfer of critical information, knowledge and skills.”

CLICK HERE to access the portal and the final report.