GE implements APM solution at Tata Power’s thermal business

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GE announced that it implemented the first Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) solution in India for Tata Power’s thermal business.

GE is implementing the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) solutions for Tata Power’s thermal assets across nine sites for a period of seven years. The renewable deal is still under execution.

Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power, said: “Tata Power has taken up the RCM led O&M transformation on a large scale. This company wide program aims to improve assets reliability, while optimizing cost.”

GE is supporting Tata Power’s program to drive operational excellence across its fleet — from traditional generation to renewable sources.

GE’s solution will help Tata Power reduce its operations & maintenance (O&M) expenses, optimize availability, reliability, reduce risk, and reduce costs through intelligent asset strategies, as well as improve maintenance planning for its power plants.

This agreement includes GE’s Renewable Energy Digital’s lifecycle and APM solutions on their wind and solar assets.

GE will also provide a digital wind and solar APM solution to manage Tata Power’s wind turbine and solar inverter assets across 10 additional sites in India. The wind sites covered by this agreement include 7 different OEM wind turbine models totaling 1 GW, said Andrew DeLeone, managing director of GE Power India.

GE said its APM solution has helped customers to improve the reliability of power generating machines, reducing unplanned downtime up to 5 percent, reducing false positive alerts up to 75 percent and reducing operations and maintenance costs.