With each passing day, digitalization ensures a pretty positive impact on virtually every sector. The power plant division happens to be no exception. Digital transformation can do lot for the power plant sector. As the demand for electricity and renewable energy increases, the traditional methods that are followed in the conventional power plants won’t suffice and it will become tough very soon to meet the ever growing requirements. Digital power plants are an answer to this.

Becoming a resilient reality, digital power plants have moved away from being science fiction. With Digitalization bringing along a long of list of benefits, power plants now are ready to adopt it to unlock new opportunities.  The new age power plants have already acknowledged that this is where software needs to meet hardware so as to improve the way power generation is conducted and delivered to the world. The existing power plants are welcoming digitalization to get smarter while the future digital power plants are about to bring in a revolution to ensure the world is lighted up in the most astounding manner.

How to Meet Future Power Requirements Through Smart Digital Power Plants

With a proven track record of innovation, the power generation sector takes pride in its resilience even during the times of disruption. Having said that, it also requires smarter solutions that assures affordable, safe as well as reliable power.

The world will be needing 50% more sustainable, accessible, reliable and affordable power in the next two decades. The smarter digital power plants can enable this transformation while also accelerating developments in this sector. Enabling new business models that can bring in evolution of smarter digital power plants while meeting the very challenges faced today, we can definitely hope for things to easily go beyond expectations that will help meet future increase in all power requirements.

Going through a radical digital revolution, the power industry is all set to leverage analytics and software that offers complete eco-friendly digital solutions and brings in improved efficiency. Leading companies with engineering expertise like Quest Global can offer efficient solutions to build digital power plants. Since electricity is the source of power to the communities around the globe, the global economy will definitely reap immense benefits as the digital transformation gets completed and the world becomes digitally connected. Talking about game changers, smart digital power plants are the very thing that paves the way for future power generation.

Can Digital Power Plants Prove to be Beneficial?

Digital power plants are more than necessary today. Completely digitized power plants help to implement applications to unremittingly enhance operations & assets. Digital power plant solutions are integrated with several helpful applications that are beneficial for achieving smarter power generation. Some of the most noted capabilities are discussed below:

  • Asset Performance Management: Integration of applications in digitalized power plants can continuously assist the core operations team by monitoring the health of the power plant, thus improving the performance of the plant. This also decreases unplanned downtime as well as extends the life of the power plants with least investment of capital.
  • Predictive Management of Assets: Digital solutions help plant operators with predictive management by giving them a better insight into prediction & diagnosis of asset failures in a timely manner to provide adequate lead to conduct an efficient and planned maintenance to improve reliability. This will also ensure high accessibility as well as a steady flow of revenue from various plant operations. Resulting in many operational benefits such as enhanced reliability & accessibility through sharper and better predictions & precise performance monitoring.
  • Optimization of Operations: Advanced analytics help in optimizing flexibility, capacity and accessibility once the power plants are digitized. Helping the operations team to get fleet- and plant-wide visibility, these solutions can impact the operational decisions on emissions, production capacity, costs and efficiency. Business optimization for the power plants and boilers help in making operational tasks simpler.
  • Enhance Overall Efficiency: With a suite of smarter digital technologies in place, digital power plants can drastically help cutting down the greenhouse gas emissions and improve the overall efficiency &performance of the power plants. By reducing redundant tasks and digitizing time consuming operations power plants can avail overall efficiency.

Digitalization can manage each & every aspect of power plant in a much smarter way to bring in a transformation in the field of efficient power generation to ensure a cleaner environment.

In a nutshell

Digitalized power plants offer smart solutions that turn unplanned downtime just a thing of the past. The perfect synergy between software and machinery that blend varied requirements over power assets with intelligent as well as high speed digital infrastructure. Be it software-defined operations or software-defined machines for a smarter power plant, digital solutions flawlessly blend with business, bridging the gap between people and machines. Digitalized power plant solutions can be implemented widely to usher the future of power generation to make the world a greener place.

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Written by Quest Global

on 24 Jul 2019