Halmore Power Generation Company will fit its power plant in Bhikki with GE’s Predix-enabled Digital Power Plant solutions, and Orient Power Company’s will do likewise for its facility in Balloki.
The software solutions are aimed at driving operational efficiency and productivity in a bid to meet Pakistan’s Vision 2025 plan, a strategy put in place by the government to double the country’s power generation capacity to over 45,000 MW and increase electricity access from 67 to 90 percent of the population.
Between now and 2025, GE estimates value creation will total $1.3 trillion for power plants going digital. The industry is expected to invest $90 billion in digitization efforts by 2020.
GE’s Digital Power Plant solutions for the Pakistani plants will integrate hardware with software applications intended to optimize operations and provide predictive analytic capabilities to improve thermal efficiency and enhance plant productivity.
Zaheer Ahmed, Managing Director of Halmore Power Generation Company Limited, said: “We have a long-term partnership with GE, which brings advanced digital industrial solutions that enable us to achieve unprecedented levels of productivity. The new software solution is another innovative step that we are implementing at the Bhikki Power Plant to support the nation in securing reliable power supply to meet the growing need.”
Nadeem Babar, CEO of Orient Power Company, added: “We are looking at innovative technologies to strengthen the operational efficiency of the Balloki plant to meet the growing energy needs of the country. GE Power’s software solutions are ideally suited for the power plant as they bring strong predictive maintenance, which in turn will reduce the downtime of operations. The modifications in software and hardware components, using GE technology will lead to the most efficient utilization of our resources.”