Ergon Energy Corp. (Ergon) of Australia and Saskatchewan Power Corp. (SaskPower) of Canada received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2015 International Edison Award.
Ergon earned the International Edison Award for developing and implementing the ROAMES Virtual World Asset Management System, a commercially attractive solution around spatial intelligence and automated analytics. The system is designed to improve risk management, disaster response and safety performance, while reducing costs. Additionally, personnel is able to investigate and monitor the condition and performance of the network without the need to deploy workers in the field.
SaskPower earned the award for the company’s work at its Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project, which launched in 2014 as the world’s first CCS process on a coal-based power plant using post-combustion technology. The company has rebuilt a a coal unit with CCS technology so it can bring reliable baseload power, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by one million tons annually.
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