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GE provides Energy Monitoring System for smart energy operation at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

April 03, 2017
  • To be installed at the Main Operations Center of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (POCOG)
  • Expected to enhance stability and reliability of power supply at 14 Olympic Games venues through real-time energy monitoring system
  • Data to help establish economic energy operational plans for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

Seoul, March 23, 2017 - GE, a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, announced today that it will provide the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 with an Energy Monitoring System (EMS) for the first time in the 122 years history of the Olympic Games.

GE Digital, the provider of the world’s first Industrial Internet platform Predix, will build a system based on its CIMPLICITY HMI/SCADA and Historian data collection solutions to monitor and analyze the power supply and consumption of 14 venues on a real-time basis. GE is expected to support the first ‘Smart Energy’ Olympic Games by providing a solution to monitor more reliable energy and efficient operation of the Games.

The EMS offers real-time visibility of energy management and enables prompt diagnosis for quick problem solving in the case of power failures that may occur anywhere between the Olympic Games Stadiums and live-broadcasting, where reliable energy is crucial. The Main Operations Center of POCOG is expected to enhance its capability as a control tower utilizing the EMS with eyes on energy operation every second. As the operators  remotely monitor energy from the Main Operations Center, the response speed to the power failures is expected to be significantly enhanced.

Additionally, the system will record energy data generated as well as Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) connected to the Olympic Games Stadiums. The GE Digital system which measures power consumption throughout the Olympic Games, starting from this Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 for the first time, will collect precise power consumptions of each stadium and provide integrated analysis. The relevant data is being discussed as a “digital legacy” for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in order to save cost by making more efficient facility investment.

Willy Cho, Commercial Vice President of GE Digital Korea, said: “The EMS will bring about great convenience in the energy operation at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, given that utilizing data will help set up more economical power plans for the next Olympic Games. This Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be a global best practice that demonstrates strategic energy operation management of a sporting event.”

GE Digital plans to complete the installation of the EMS by October. It will be commissioned from November to the end of the year during the test events, and fully operate in February 2018.  GE Digital will assist in a full range of scope from designing data collection procedures and management interface to on-site staff support.

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