What will help push the Texas power plants over the top efficiency-wise is software. Exelon is using GE’s full software set to analyze and manage 90 power plants in 48 states including Wolf Hollow and Colorado Bend. The power plant software works over Predix, GE’s cloud-based platform for the Industrial Internet, and can make power plants up to 3% more efficient and 5% more reliable. It collects data from thousands of sensors around the plant to analyze factors such as when parts need maintenance, when they can be working harder and how to maximize efficiency.
“It’s the culmination of years of work,” says Walker. And it should help Texas produce cleaner energy for years to come.
Exelon CEO Chris Crane describes how Exelon sees technology as a key part of the future of the company—from digitizing the company, to increasing efficiency and improving effectiveness—with Predix as a strong platform to drive the transformation. #GEPower #PoweringForward