After the success of implementing Predix Operations Performance Management solution in 2015, which helped the Chivasso power plant react more quickly to market demands, A2A is expanding its use of Predix APM at three other plants to increase reliability and availability, reduce operating and maintenance costs, and implement more predictive maintenance strategies. Predix APM enables A2A to leverage intelligence across thousands of assets, identify failures before they happen, develop focused maintenance programs, improve wrench time, capture operator knowledge, and reduce scrams, and make other daily optimizations. Besides the Chivasso plant, A2A's Sermide power plant also completed a deployment of Predix OPM. Predix OPM leverages analytics across the entire power plant to achieve cost efficiencies, safely extend output performance and reduce start up times.
Sorgenia Power S.p.A. reinvents how it operates assets
Sorgenia Power S.p.A. (Sorgenia), one of Italy’s top operators in the gas sector, is partnering with GE Power to make its Termoli combined-cycle power plant more efficient, reliable, and flexible. Located on Italy’s Adriatric coast, the power plant is aiming to leverage big data analytics to improve fleet performance and make smarter operational decisions. By implementing several of our industrial applications, including Predix APM and Predix OPM the plant will be able to minimize unplanned downtime, while reducing operating costs.
In addition, GE will help increase efficiency and improve plant reliability by installing compressor package upgrade to withstand the significant increase of start and stops connected with evolving demand and continuous increase variability of renewable energy on the national grid.
For Sorgenia, digitizing its Termoli power plant means the utility is reinventing how they operate assets, and ultimately, how they provide reliable power to customers.
Novel S.p.A. implements predictive maintenance capabilities
Also working to modernize one of its power stations, Novel S.p.A has turned to GE Power to help improve plant competitiveness.
Novel plans to use the predictive maintenance capabilities within Predix APM, as well as, leverage our global Monitoring & Diagnostics Center in Atlanta, Ga., for remote monitoring of its assets.