SKIPPER global energy network is a project currently focused in Spain and Portugal, involving the HC Energia and EDP energy companies. They are using PI to integrate information from many geographically separated plants, providing world-wide data access and sharing for monitoring and decision-making purposes.
Armando Soares is graduated in Electrical Engineering and Computers and obtained his MSc degree in Control, Modelling and Systems Identification from IST – Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon Technical University. He worked for five years at INESC – Instituto de Engenharia, Sistemas e Computadores in several R&D Projects in the scope of Modelling and Control of Boilers. Since 1996, he has been working for EDP – the main electric power generation company of Portugal – on Power Plant revamping, R&D and IT projects.