2015 - Users Conference - San Francisco - Power Generation
Power Speed of Real-time
In this day and age, the renewable industry is bogged down by huge failure rates. Statistics say that approximately 75% of faults cause 5% of downtime and 25% of faults cause 95% of downtime so increasing operational efficiency is vitally needed. There is also a need for the industry to proactively rely more on performance optimization of all operational assets rather than being reactive. BLP's idea is to overcome these issues by leveraging advanced technologies. In this regard, BLP has created a robust IT platform, which is highly secure and scalable, by leveraging advanced capabilities of OSIsoft and IBM to effectively manage day to day operations of the existing fleet. BLP's deep domain expertise, analytics capabilities, and robust infrastructure have not only helped maintain asset uptime but has significantly increased overall asset efficiency. BLP manages the entire operation through a suite of applications which include monitoring, reporting, data analytics, power forecasting, field ops, etc.
Bharat Light & Power
Balakrishnan G. Iyer
Balakrishnan G. Iyer (Balki) currently works as Chief Development Officer of Bharat Light and Power Group where he is responsible for driving growth and leads Operations for all BLP's Renewable Power Projects in India. In this role, Iyer is responsible for developing new business partnerships in the Renewable Energy Generation and Smart Grid arena. Prior to this, Iyer led Business Development for GE's Global Research Center, based in New York, with responsibility for driving new technology development in the Renewable Energy portfolio (namely Wind and Solar) and Smart Grid. Iyer has worked in several GE businesses as well as external companies with increasing responsibilities in the areas of BD, Services, Operations, Quality, and Risk Management in various parts of the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recently, he worked in GE Capital as Senior Vice President, Business Development, where he had responsibility for developing and driving new growth opportunities by identifying new markets and product solutions for Working Capital Solutions. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and is a graduate of the GE Operations Management Leadership Program. Iyer attended the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) for Joint Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Science; holds a Master of Science in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering from Binghamton University, NY, and a Master of Business Administration from New York University (NYU).