2014 - EMEA Industry Session - Power Generation
Standardizing on the PI System Infrastructure in Iberdrola Renewables' Business
Thanks to the OSIsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) plus the standard IEC and in-house expertise, a standard PI System has been able to be implemented at Iberdrola Renovables to centralize all relevant information from assets around the world. Once this PI Collector was built and running, new indicators to analyze performance of a wide variety of assets have been implemented; this results in better and more controlled operation of each asset. This wouldn’t have been possible without standardization and it is thanks to this that value has been obtained out of the collected data. Also, the architecture of each PI System in the company has been improved over four years. As a result, communication problems and incidents on the PI Servers have decreased significantly.
Carles Viciano Chumillas
CARLES VICIANO is an Industrial Engineer specializing in energy at Iberdrola Renovables. He joined them in December 2009 and was involved in metering tasks such as measurement validation, checking metering points, resolving incidences with the TSO, etc. in the Technical Services department of the Production Division.
Viciano later moved to Performance Analysis and Commercial Operation Tools, a department in charge of developing global tools and standardizing indicators across the company. He has been involved in their PI Collector development, a PI Server which collects the most relevant information from local PI Systems, and is administrator of the central PI System, ensuring the reliability and availability of all information and process data.
Before joining Iberdrola Renewables Viciano worked for a consulting firm called GESMAN Engineering.
Elvira San Martin Marin
ELVIRA SAN MARTÍN is an Industrial Engineer whose education and background are principally focused on the electrical and energy field. She joined Iberdrola Renovables in December 2008. To start she worked in the Technical Services department of the Production Division and was responsible for analyzing wind farm performance. She moved to Performance Analysis and Commercial Operation Tools, a department in charge of developing global tools and standardizing indicators across the company.
San Martín has also been involved in PI Collector development. Her day to day work focuses on analyzing and developing real time indicators, most of them based in the PI System. She is the Enterprise Project Manager concerning the Framework Agreement with OSIsoft.
Before joining Iberdrola Renewables San Martín worked for Union Fenosa as a key account manager.