The New York Power Authority's Three-Year Digital Journey: Overcoming Climate Change, Modernizing Operations, and Combatting Covid-19
President and CEO Gil Quinones will talk about the digital journey of the New York Power Authority (NYPA). He will explain how NYPA uses its new predictive digital tools, based on GE Digital’s Asset Performance Management (APM) software, to advance Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s landmark clean energy vision for New York and enhance its operations across New York and how its Integrated Smart Operations Center, operating for almost three years, supports NYPA’s efforts to modernize a state energy system and create a more resilient, reliable and flexible power grid to grow the state’s economy.
Mr. Quinones will also explain that when New York became the epicenter of the United States’ COVID-19 pandemic, NYPA’s new digital, and now-remote, system enabled most of its 2,400+ employees to adapt to the new normal. By using a new smart operating system that creates seamless operations both remotely and in person, GE Digital’s APM software enabled critical infrastructure to remain operational while minimizing risk to the health of its the workforce and becoming a pandemic success story.
The Never-Ending Pursuit to Remove Waste (Muda): Using Proficy to Drive Cost Avoidance at Toray Plastics
At Toray Plastics, the Information Systems team premise is that when the flow of information is delayed or not available, the cost of doing business rises. Toward that premise, the team relentlessly removes waste (muda) and has achieved significant success. Learn how Toray leveraged the Proficy suite, including Proficy Plant Applications and Proficy Historian, to achieve yearly savings in the millions of dollars. The solution standardizes best practices across divisions, integrates with ERP and advanced planning & scheduling systems, removes costly manual processes and limitations, and eliminated 37 siloed systems.
SCADA Modernization Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) at Baixada Santista Business Unit
Sabesp is the fourth largest water & wastewater company in the world, being responsible for assisting more than 27 million people in 373 cities in the state of São Paulo, the richest Brazilian state. Baixada Santista Business Unit is responsible for the services at 9 cities in the south coast of the state of São Paulo, assisting 1.8 million residents and up to 4 million people including tourists during summer season. This BU is developing a SCADA modernization project using iFIX, ThinManager and RDP protocol in a server-client architecture with 22 water and sewage treatment stations and one operational control center (OCC). Also, the project aims to replace a legacy portal with Proficy Webspace as the “OCC Portal” software tool and to implement Visual KPIs as a web-based tool for viewing Proficy Historian data in dashboards. The first tests using RDP in the SCADA architecture showed the need to upgrade the bandwidth of the Internet links used on the water and sewage treatment stations, so the system can function satisfactorily.
Excellence in Fixed Asset Integrity Management at Freeport LNG
The shale gas revolution in the late 2000s marked a turning point in the U.S. oil and gas industry. For Freeport LNG, it meant taking their business in a new direction: transforming an import terminal into a natural gas liquefaction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility. As part of this journey in 2015 the operator selected GE Digital Asset Performance Management as its mechanical integrity platform and enlisted Stork, a Flour company, for the functional role out of the program. This included the development of risk based inspection strategies, the implementation of all initial wall thickness measurements (TMLs) on fixed equipment and continued inspection services as the plant came online. All of these components were implemented in the pre-commissioning phase to establish an “optimized” mechanical Integrity program before first gas.
How DER is resharing our Energy System
The increase of DER’s (Distributed Energy Resources) in the Energy landscape is reshaping our Energy System in a radical pace. Stedin, a Dutch urban DSO active in the middle and southwestern part of the Netherlands, likes to share some thoughts on how a DSO deals with DER in a DSO grid.
From different points of view, we’ll share some experiences and actual developments in the Energy System;
- Cooperation and interaction with the TSO when solar and wind generation is at its peak;
- How DER interacts within the “pockets of the grid” and how the smart meter fits in;
- How to synchronize the expansion of DER with grid reinforcements;
- A view on forecasting and market mechanisms and how they can help in maintaining grid stability and continuity.
Records Management – The Path to Stability
Learn how GE and Republic Airlines worked together to recover from a poorly implemented solution to a smooth and stable records management process. The new implementation helped Republic to execute on newly-identified opportunities for process improvement and expansion complete with metrics to track performance and maintain control. We will discuss how GE and Republic partnered to identify the root causes of the pain points and how to address each pain point.
These are just a few of the exciting sessions we have planned. Please visit our event schedule to see a full list of programming and guest speakers.
We look forward to seeing everyone “virtually” starting on October 13th.