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Operations and Maintenance Program Management

Effective management is critical to any operations and maintenance (O&M) program. The management function should bind the distinct parts of the O&M program into a cohesive entity. The following section outlines the major components of effective O&M management, including:

  • Program Structure: Outlines five distinctive functions making up the O&M organization: Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Training, and Administration (OMETA)
  • Management Support: Details the importance of gaining management support to an effective O&M program, and how to gain that support
  • Program Implementation: Provides an overview of implementing an effective O&M program and how to maintain that program into the future
  • Measurement: Details common measurement factors for a successful O&M program.

Chapter 3 of the Federal Energy Management Program's O&M Best Practices Guide outlines O&M management in detail. The full guide is also available.