Planning for the Future of Intelligent Power Generation

Published in iioT Connection:  Connecting Innovations with Insight February 1, 2019 An Electric Power Research Institute-led collaborative utility project, called I4Gen (Insight through the Integration of Information for Intelligent Generation), is exploring new technologies for digitally connecting assets and optimizing plant operations and maintenance. Access Article

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Continuous Online Monitoring Guidebook: Volumes 1-8

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is deeply engaged in supporting industry programs to reduce operations and maintenance costs and to increase reliability. Continuous online monitoring (COLM) can provide much greater warning time for equipment failures than standard techniques, potentially averting major system failures. EPRI has embarked on the development of a comprehensive guidebook for...

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Access Control and Permission Management Guideline: Generation Cyber Security

Cyber security standards have been produced as a result of continual threats to business and process control networks. Many standards have been drafted, have undergone revision, and are being enforced for compliance. Cyber security strategies and technologies will reduce the vulnerability of power plant control systems to malicious attacks that could cause disruption to electricity...

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Digital Twin Implementation: Fault Signature Development for APR Applications

This report details the current progress in creating an EPRI Digital Twin applicable to gas turbines (GTs). The impetus for this project were issues related to aging GTs with multiple overhauls, including cases where advanced hardware for increased output had been installed. It has been found that many of these GTs, especially those configured as...

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Hands-Free Mobility in Operations

Historically, operations personnel in coal and gas power plants have relied on paper and pen to record field readings and make notes regarding equipment condition. These manual forms and handwritten notes are then either filed for record, transcribed to an enterprise software program, or referenced when creating requests for maintenance. As technology advances, many utilities...

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