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Novel Approach to Energy Management via Performance Shaping Factors in Power Plants

Ahmed Ali Ajmi1,2, Noor Shakir Mahmood1,2, Khairur Rijal Jamaludin1,*, Hayati Habibah Abdul Talib1, Shamsul Sarip1, Hazilah Mad Kaidi1

1 Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, UTM, Kuala Lumpur, 54100, Malaysia
2 University of Technology, Ministry of Electricity GCEP/Middle Region Baghdad, Iraq

* Corresponding Author: Khairur Rijal Jamaludin. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 73(3), 5025-5039.


The literature that a lack of integration between the performance shaping factors (PSFs) and the energy management performance (EMP) is one of the critical problems that prevent performance improvement and reduces the power plant’s efficiency. To solve this problem, this article aims to achieve two main objectives: (1) Systematically investigate and identify the critical success factors (CSFs) for integration with PSFs and EMP; (2) Develop a novel modelling approach to predict the performance of power plants based on innovative integrated strategies. The research methodology is grounded on the theoretical and practical approach to improving performance. The Newcastle Ottawa Scale (NOS) was used to assess the quality of the literature that met the criteria. To ensure the reliability and accuracy of the proposed model, the researchers developed a hypothesis and evaluated the CSFs via a case study in the Iraqi power plants. The findings of this study succeeded in developing a novel modeling approach to predict the performance by integrating the CSFs of both the PSFs and EMP to increase the positive interaction and energy efficiency of power plants. The results confirmed the validity of the selected hypotheses and verified the positive and important relationship with the success and improvement of the performance in power plants. However, the lack of consistency and balance in the current studies indicates that the performance strategy in power plants did not receive sufficient attention and needs further investigations.


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A. A. Ajmi, N. S. Mahmood, K. R. Jamaludin, H. H. Abdul Talib, S. Sarip et al., "Novel approach to energy management via performance shaping factors in power plants," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 73, no.3, pp. 5025–5039, 2022.

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