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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."  --Buckminster Fuller

© 2013. José Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio, Ph.D.
Consulting engineer on electric sector systems architecting.
Creator of the Value Added Electricity Architecture Framework.


Adequate electricity system restructuring is a key subsystem component of the adequate global society system restructuring needed to enter the Golden Age of the first technological revolution of what this author conjecture is a systemic civilization. From a heuristic system architecting perspective that Golden Age will be the result of the design of the value creation generated by the highly complex socio economic system that none of the subsystems by themselves is able to provide. Such value is the result of the relationships among global society subsystems.

In the paper Rethinking Electricity Restructuring, Van Doren and Taylor said in 2004 that “the poor track record of restructuring stems from systemic problems inherent in the reforms themselves. We recommend total abandonment of restructuring and a more thoroughgoing embrace of markets than contemplated in current restructuring initiatives.”

What Van Doren and Taylor failed to recognize was that systemic problems are the “wicked” problems that were identified by professors Rittel and Webber as far back as 1973. In addition, as early as 1989, professor Paquet provided two characteristics that make the traditional policy research methods inadequate to address “wicked” problems, while stating a simple rule for the selection of a framework that is satisfied, for example, by the generative restructuring proposal of the Value Added Electricity Architecture Framework.

To read the complete proposal, please hit the following link.

To see an index of 321 entries of all previous EWPC Blog related entries on EnergyBlogs, please hit this other link.

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member photo The link isn't working for me
# Posted By Robert Thompson | 11/7/13 3:40 PM | Report This Comment as Foul/Inappropriate
member photo Thanks! If the short link doesn't work, please try the long link http://grupomillenium.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-compl...

If the long link doesn't either, please let me know.
# Posted By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio | 11/7/13 6:12 PM | Report This Comment as Foul/Inappropriate
member photo The existence of a classification of problems into Types I, II and III, simplifies the value of this blog post. To learn about it, please consider reading the short post "Electric power industry Type III problems aren't new yet under the public sun ( http://bit.ly/335GMH )."
# Posted By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio | 4/27/14 7:32 PM | Report This Comment as Foul/Inappropriate

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