ABOUT OSISOFT

OSIsoft develops software and technology that give people the power to transform their world through data. OSIsoft’s PI System captures operational data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and transforms it into rich information streams that can be accessed by plant engineers, executives, data researchers and partners to improve productivity, save money or engage in business analytics.

More than 1,000 leading utilities and 100% of North American ISOs/RTOs rely on the PI System for real-time critical operational data

FEATURED PRODUCTS

The PI System unlocks operational insights and new possibilities. It enables digital transformation through trusted, high-quality operations data. Collect, enhance, and deliver data in real time in any location. Empower engineers and operators. Accelerate the work of analysts and data scientists. Support new business opportunities.

CONTACT INFORMATION

OSIsoft

San Leandro Tech Campus, 1600 Alvarado Street

San Leandro, CA 94577

UNITED STATES

Phone: 510-297-5800

FEATURED CONTENT

  • In an industry that demands ‘five nines’ availability, power transmission and distribution (T&D) operations are constantly looking for cost-effective ways to prevent equipment failures that disrupt the flow of electricity. Condition-based maintenance (CBM) has garnered a lot of attention for the promise it offers, but questions about implementation in older, existing operations still abound. Here are some perspectives to shorten the learning curve.

  • The City of Riverside PUD discusses how they are quantifying ROI and also the ever-evolving digital transformation taking place in the water industry, 

  • In this special report from Water Finance & Management and data management solutions provider OSIsoft, now part of AVEVA, we bring you some perspective on how the U.S. water utility sector has evolved – and continues to evolve – in its use and management of data.

  • Every industry is grappling with the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The increasing availability of low-cost sensors and the development of new analytical tools for making use of the data they produce is driving organizational change across a diverse range of industries. But in a broader landscape being transformed by data, water utilities face their own unique challenges in adopting digital transformation strategies.

  • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is constantly preparing for an array of challenges ranging from droughts, wildfires, and earthquakes to aging pipes to optimizing operations such as pumps, water loss, and water quality treatment. Water utilities like LADWP are also looking for ways to improve customer service while safeguarding water storage and delivery systems.

  • The White House Utility District (WHUD) is the largest water utility in Tennessee by geography, serving consumers and businesses just north of Nashville. Since it started making better use of its sensor-based data using state-of-the-art IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies in 2016, its infrastructure leakage index (ILI) decreased from 1.49 to 0.76. In this episode we talk about pressure management, leaks, and I&I with those who made the changes to improve their operation.

  • Electricity distribution system operators (DSOs) face an increasing hurdle to providing value to both customers and shareholders. With pressure on an already aging grid for flexibility that’s being driven by the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) — or mini-renewables — the pathway to successful operation has become more complex than ever.

  • The power-generation industry is changing rapidly. Driven by industry deregulation, increased adoption of renewable energy sources, and a new emphasis on extending facility life cycles, electric-utility operators must carefully consider how to maximize resources and optimize operations.

  • It’s late on a Friday night in San Diego and Max, a controller you might imagine working in the operations control center (OCC) for EDF Renewables, has his eyes full of lights. He scans multiple control screens displaying the status of all the company’s wind turbines scattered across North America. A glance at one screen reveals that a few turbines at a site in Canada are down.

  • Renewable energy adoption is growing all over the world, paving the path to a cleaner, greener future. To meet increasing demand, power companies are stepping up generation efforts. In the first quarter of 2020, renewables reached nearly 28% of global electricity supply, up from 26% in the first quarter of 2019. However, increased renewable energy generation puts increased pressure on critical generation assets. 

  • As IT/OT convergence continues to rise, the proliferation of connected assets in the Power & Utilities industry has resulted in a massive increase in data availability. However, the sheer volume and variety of data has outpaced the ability to analyze it to develop actionable insight.

  • Your organization generates an enormous amount of data that could help you improve your utility’s performance, but if it resides in separate organizational silos with different naming and governance standards, it will be difficult to use data in a way that enables meaningful, timely action.

  • Ansaldo Energia is a 160-year old company headquartered in Genoa, Italy and a leading producer of thermoelectric power generation plants with a focus on plant engineering, manufacturing, and service. The company has over 100 power plants and 300 gas turbines around the world and provides remote monitoring services for customers in 13 countries. At the 2016 OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference, Sandro Gollini, a Diagnostic System Engineer at Ansaldo Energia, and Giuseppe di Bartolo, owner of TQService, discussed how Ansaldo is using the PI System for remote asset monitoring and predictive maintenance.

  • With about 520 employees Vattenfall Hydro Power is the third largest hydro power provider in Europe. Learn how the installation of a new system reduces total maintenance costs while improving the continuous monitoring capabilities of each hydro power plant and increasing the accuracy of the condition of equipment.

     

  • For numerous years, Kansai Electric Power Co., Japan’s second largest power company, operated as a regional monopoly, providing the majority of power to the Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe areas. Kansai needed to optimize its nine domestic power plants to be more competitive, but it also wanted to acquire new customers and create new value added services. Using a combination of the PI System, AI and IoT technologies, it all became possible.

  • When your business model is exquisitely sensitive to a changing environment, an investment in real-time data can make the difference between survival and shutdown. That was the case for the Scrubgrass Generating Plant, a 35-employee, 85-megawatt waste-coal-fired power plant in Kennerdell, Pennsylvania. In the last few years, Scrubgrass has used OSIsoft data systems to overcome new market challenges that have already shuttered similar plants.

  • Xcel Energy provides power for 3 million electric customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight states. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), it has been America’s leading provider of wind-generated power for the past 11 years, and the company holds a world record for electricity generated from wind power.

  • In 1837, Australian Gas Light Energy (AGL) was founded in Sydney, Australia. At the time, Sydney was a small colonial outpost with less than 35,000 people, and “grid management” consisted of operating a few gas lamps. Today, AGL manages one third of the energy of Australia’s eastern seaboard, where most of the nation’s population lives.

  • We often hear that data is the currency of the future, but it’s actually the currency of right now for energy-generation, transmission, and distribution companies.

  • The rapid growth of renewable energy deployments on grids worldwide has profoundly changed the electric power value chain. Professionals at every link in that chain—from control room operators from generating fleet managers to regional transmission operators—face operational challenges that simply did not exist even a decade ago.