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PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE & FLEXIBLE ASSET OPERATIONS with Digital Hydro Solutions

THE FUTURE OF HYDRO IS DIGITAL

In today’s challenging energy market hydropower operators face multiple challenges such as increasing price pressure with the rise of intermittent renewable energy, tighter regulations, aging assets, experienced workforce turnover, new operating patterns, staff retention in remote locations, etc. Digital technologies can help turn these challenges into opportunities, putting hydropower at the forefront of the energy transition.

GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro digital portfolio includes sensors, data acquisition, data collection & data management systems, predictive analytics, software solutions with advanced user experience, as well as consultancy and advisory services.

They are organized around GE’s Hydro APM (Asset Performance Management) software, complemented with services and advanced control functions. Hydro APM is a suite of applications: APM Health, Reliability, and Strategy which can work independently or together to reduce Operation & Maintenance costs, decrease failure risks, and increase revenues across your fleet. When associated with services and advanced control functions, it can enable flexible asset operation (range extension, cycling, smart asset dispatch, etc.) and unlock new revenue streams, for example from ancillary services, while managing the risk on the hydro asset. Making existing assets more flexible is critical for hydropower plant owners to cope with climate change, the deregulation of the energy market and permit the rise of wind and solar within the energy mix.

What is special about GE’s digital approach? Take GE Renewable Energy’s one hundred years of hydropower machine experience, extensive fundamental and applied research on hydraulic phenomena, coupled with the breadth of GE Digital’s IIoT portfolio equals an unprecedented understanding of hydro machine behaviour.

Turn your Data Into Value

Up to 20%

Maintenance Cost Reduction

Up to 50%

Failure Rate reduction

Up to 2%

Availability increase

Information Sharing

Across the organization

With Modular and Scalable Edge to Cloud solutions

Modular and Scalable Edge to Cloud solutions

Software with Hydro Specific User experience

Inside GE Digital Hydro Software

and analytics covering the complete Hydro Plant

Hydro Plant
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Case Studies

EDP Digital Transformation & Range Extension

In 2017, volatility of energy prices, reduced predictability combined with higher regulatory pressure pushed EDP to revisit the operations and maintenance strategy for their conventional generation including thermal and hydro assets.

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ENEL PreSAGHO

Supported by a successful pilot carried out during 2017 in the Soverzene hydropower plant, ENEL strengthened its use of plant data to optimize its maintenance strategy by deploying a risk-based approach.

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Şanlıurfa hydro Plant

Over the last years, volatility of energy prices, reduced predictability combined with higher regulatory pressure pushed us to revisit the operations and maintenance strategy for our Sanliurfa hydropower plant.

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BKK Generation’s Digital Transformation

In today’s energy market, a hydropower operator such as BKK faces multiple challenges, including increasing pressure on power prices and new operating patterns with the rise of intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar and with climate change.

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