This presentation will explain AGL's journey to be a data-driven organization across all operations. The challenges initially facing AGL included disparate SCADA systems and WANs, distributed data management systems with no central access, multiple solutions for performance and loss analysis, lack of data quality and precision … all leading to inefficient use of human resources. To address these issues, AGL realized they needed an enterprise-wide data infrastructure that would provide a single data source for all applications. To ensure rapid, uniform roll-out and ongoing monitoring and to maintain the infrastructure at peak performance, they chose to go with OSIsoft's Enterprise Agreement. The presentation will cover reasons for choosing the Enterprise Agreement, the planning process, architecture design, roll-out, training and achieving rapid time to value."
David Bartolo has an Electrical Engineering background and has been part of the Australian Electrical Energy industry for 21 years. He is currently Head of Operational Systems and Technology (OS&T) at Australian Gas Light (AGL), Merchant Operations (MO). This division is the owner / operator of over 10,000 MW of generation assets. The portfolio includes steam turbine (gas and coal fired), gas turbine, hydro, wind and utility sized solar electricity generation technologies. The OS&T team works across the entire Merchant Operations generation portfolio.