GE Hitachi and Exelon Generation Bring the Industrial Internet and Data Analytics to the Nuclear Industry
Industry Leaders Collaborate to Develop Applications on the Predix
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Exelon Generation, operator of the
largest nuclear power fleet in the U.S., announced today the joint
development of two digital solutions based on GE’s Predix platform, the
operating system of the Industrial Internet.
“Our industry is on the precipice of a digital revolution and Exelon is
excited to partner with GE on several pilot programs that will help us
deliver significant benefits for our customers, the industry and the
environment,” said Michael Pacilio, EVP & COO, Exelon Generation.
One solution in joint development, an application known as Watchtower,
will utilize data to predict asset performance and enable Exelon to
obtain real-time operational status of plant equipment while also
receiving proactive notifications of possible machine issues.
The other solution, an application known as Lighthouse, will use
advanced analytics to examine historical organizational performance
indicators to enhance decision-making capabilities, reduce costs and
optimize operational performance.
The applications are part of GE’s new Digital Power Plant
solution that will enable utilities and customers around the world to
apply software, analytics and artificial intelligence to the crucial
task of generating and managing electricity cleanly, efficiently, safely
and securely in the cyber environment.
The applications are the culmination of extensive work by a team of GE
and Exelon employees to brainstorm and develop solutions to some of the
industry’s biggest challenges.
“Exelon is one of the first movers in deploying Industrial Internet
solutions,” said Steve Bolze, president and CEO of GE Power & Water.
“Given their history of innovation and delivering value to their
customers we are incredibly excited about the impact this partnership
will deliver in terms of customer value, decarbonization and our long
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy
provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion.
Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the
District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest
competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 32,000 megawatts
of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and
lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation
business unit provides energy products and services to more than 2.5
million residential, public sector and business customers, including
more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Exelon’s utilities deliver
electricity and natural gas to more than 7.8 million customers in
central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern
Pennsylvania (PECO). Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.
About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a
world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services.
Established in June 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE
and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance
executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of
solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service
opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the
technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor
performance, power output and safety. Follow GEH on Twitter @gehnuclear.
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