ABB Partners with Enel Green Power to Deliver Predictive Solutions for Green Hydro-Operations

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Collaborating closely since early 2018, the two companies entered a three-year contract that will enable 33 of Enel Green Power’s hydroelectric plants to lower maintenance costs

ABB Partners with Enel Green Power to Deliver Predictive Solutions for Green Hydro-Operations
ABB Partners with Enel Green Power to Deliver Predictive Solutions for Green Hydro-Operations
ABB Partners with Enel Green Power to Deliver Predictive Solutions for Green Hydro-Operations
ABB Partners with Enel Green Power to Deliver Predictive Solutions for Green Hydro-Operations

ABB provided Enel Green Power with predictive software for sustainable hydro-operations. The objective of this collaboration is to deliver innovative predictive maintenance solutions that will lower maintenance costs and transform the performance, reliability and energy efficiency of its hydropower plants throughout Italy. 

The three-year contract will enable 33 of Enel Green Power’s hydroelectric plants, comprised of about 100 units, to move from hours-based maintenance to predictive and condition-based maintenance, leveraging the ABB Ability™ Asset Performance Management solution. With operations in five continents, the Enel Group’s renewable business line, Enel Green Power, is a global leader in the green energy sector, with a managed capacity of more than 43 GW

“We are privileged to be partnering with Enel Green Power, a digital pioneer, in their move from hours-based to predictive maintenance utilizing ABB Ability™ technologies for big data, machine learning and advanced analytics,” said Kevin Kosisko, Managing Director, Energy Industries, ABB. 

“Predictive maintenance and asset performance management must become a key component of plant operators’ strategies to optimize maintenance operations, minimize risk, improve resilience and reduce costs. The results are more competitive electricity rates, in a more sustainable way.”

A collaboration on predictive maintenance and advanced solutions


Collaborating closely since early 2018, the two companies have jointly developed and tested predictive maintenance and advanced solutions (PresAGHO) via a pilot on five Enel plants in Italy and Spain, including Presenzano, a 1,000-megawatt plant near Naples.
The new contract includes digital software solutions and services that will provide analysis of over 190,000 signals and the deployment of about 800 digital asset models, aimed at improving plant operational performance, reducing unplanned failures and enabling more efficient planned maintenance practices through predictive maintenance. The integration is expected to yield savings in fleet maintenance costs and increase plant productivity.

ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center


The ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations Center for power generation and water will help bring wider benefits of digitalization and engagement, supporting informed decision-making, real-time solutions and cost savings. The center already provides similar digital solutions and advanced applications for more than 700 power plants, water facilities and electric vehicle charging stations globally.

“With personnel retirements resulting in knowledge gaps and more competitive electricity marketplaces, we believe that many power generation customers globally can benefit from this kind of digital transformation around maintenance and operations,” said Mr Kosisko.
Representatives from ABB presented their progress to date at the HydroPower Plant Digitalization Forum in Vienna in June 2019.

 

Posted on July 19, 2019 - (839 views)
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