Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) implemented a SMART POWER PLANT project based on OSIsoft's PI System. The objective of the DEWA Smart Power Plant Project is to establish a real-time data center on the Corporate Business Network with "real-time & historical" data from DEWA Generating Power Plants' DCS systems and other data sources like SAP. The system provides a real-time holistic view of the Operational, Technical and Economic condition of the overall Generation Division as well as that of individual plants/units. It also enables various stakeholders to access real-time data on the move through the internet using smart devices, PCs and laptops or through the corporate intranet using office PCs.
The SMART POWER PLANT offers Online Production Plant Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Performance Calculations, Dashboards, KPIs and instantaneous SMS/e-mail notification of abnormal unit operating conditions (trip/load rejection/frequency deviation etc.). The system also embodies intelligence as it captures the experience and knowledge of DEWA experts and embeds it within the system, helping transform plant data into information. In addition, it supports decision makers through sophisticated and intelligent reports offering Performance Analysis, Cost-Optimized Plant Operation, Unit Commitment, Availability and Reliability of the Power and Water production units, Energy Savings and integration with SAP Enterprise Asset Management System. "