A radically changing energy landscape is bringing a unique set of challenges for power generators. The growth of renewables means changing operating models, as well as priorities, with an increased focused on generation agility and profitability pressures. A new normal for operations has emerged, one with more centralized operations centers and more remote workers, along with a rise in automation that demands a different skill set. Additionally, an evolving workforce means reshaping an approach to safety, priority, and productivity—and rethinking resourcing along the way.
So, how to survive and thrive in this new environment?
We understand the need to take a holistic and integrated approach to power generation success – covering assets, operations and people, and that’s why our software solutions are created to help you:
From information gathered from the smallest sensors to mission-critical operator control systems to a full suite of industrial software applications for your entire fleet, GE Gas Power and GE Digital offer a range of integrated solutions that was created to be robust, flexible, and effective.
Our power generation control systems solution portfolio features tightly-integrated plant control solutions that deliver robust process control with seamless connectivity and real-time information management—to help customers enhance uptime and improve output.
Downtime is one of the greatest detriments to power plant productivity and profitability, so that’s why it’s imperative to have a system in place that provides the highest levels of system reliability and availability—all day, every day. To meet the needs of today’s connected industries, GE has combined its digital leadership with its rich history of process control to deliver the Mark VIe series of control systems.
What if you could immediately improve the value of your plant’s newly installed units, or boost the performance of your existing hardware without performing a major outage? The OpFlex suite of advanced controls enhances performance, insight, and control of new or existing assets so you can respond quickly and confidently to new opportunities and changing demand.
We offer a full range of solutions for generator excitation systems covering most generator sizes and types. From small automatic voltage regulator systems to large static exciters, our excitation solutions leverage more than 50 years of industry experience and an installed base of over 10,000 units in 70 countries across gas, steam, and hydro applications.
Today’s operators require high-performance automation solutions that help ensure the safety and integrity of their processes and equipment. At the same time, a generation of skilled workers is retiring—a combination of factors that makes stringent safety regulations and system certification requirements more important than ever. Based on GE’s leadership in critical control and protection and process safety, we have developed the Mark VIeS Functional Safety System to help meet those challenges.
Helping to provide advanced performance, interoperability, and availability for today's connected plant, GE's distributed control system solutions are easily adapted to the constantly evolving requirements of industries such as power generation, oil & gas, and chemical processing.
Your plant is a huge investment that requires routine maintenance and upgrades to keep it running efficiently, safely, and profitably. If you’re running an older HMI operating platform, your business is at risk of cyberattacks and loss of revenue. As the OEM for your existing HMI, GE knows your equipment. Our latest HMI solution is state of the art and will be supported for many years to come.
GE industrial application software and services help you maximize asset reliability, optimize plant efficiency and boost worker effectiveness–the keys to thriving in today’s dynamic energy market.
Asset Performance Management (APM) software helps generators to optimize plant-wide equipment reliability and overall O&M efficiency. With built-in GE expertise, Digital Twin analytics and work process automation, APM is designed to be the backbone of modern power generation operations.
Operations Performance Management (OPM) helps customers to improve plant performance and financial results. OPM’s analytics-driven intelligence and tools help assess and monitor asset and overall plant efficiency, identify improvements, and match dispatch planning to predicted demand.
Remote Operations gives remote and mobile workers a secure and compliant access to plant control systems. Whether for a single plant or an entire fleet, Remote Operations helps generators to ensure operating continuity, enable worker location flexibility and benefit from the economies of centralized operations.
GE Proficy Historian collects real-time industrial data, providing rich intelligence tools and supplying critical data to industrial applications. With a proven secure and scalable architecture, Proficy Historian is the foundation of plant digitization for thousands of customers worldwide.
For over 70 years, GE has delivered secure power generation solutions. We offer a suite of cybersecurity solutions, including Baseline Security Center, for both GE and non-GE control networks. And with services for site assessment, installation and training, we can deliver the complete solution your plant needs.