In Pennsylvania’s fluctuating energy market, the cost of a megawatt of power changes every few minutes. Without access to real-time data, energy producers have no way of knowing if they are producing power at a profit or at a loss, which is just the situation that the Scrubgrass Generating Plant found itself in. The PI System, along with a suite of AVEVA tools, enabled Scrubgrass engineers to model plant production costs against the energy market so that, finally, the company could track the plant’s profit margin in real time.
“The PI System is one of the biggest reasons Scrubgrass is still operating.”
Scrubgrass Generating Company
- Enable real-time financial decision-making to keep the plant operating at a profit
The following AVEVA Solution was implemented:
- The PI System
- Pennsylvania’s changing energy market is prone to wild fluctuations
- A two-month lag in profit/loss data availability obstructed real-time decision-making
- Generated forecasts to optimize the timing of planned equipment outages, saving $160,000 in a single week
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