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, 3
party applications used on top of PI, training and achieving rapid time to value.
Mark Faith is the Engineer for Reliability and Performance Systems for AGL and has worked in the power generation industry for the last 26 years. He is also the technical owner of the PI System. When not on the back of a motorbike or trying to plumb his homebrew setup into PI, Mark's focus is in realising operational excellence at AGL through the use of the PI System and its partners. AGL's power generation fleet spans the eastern seaboard of Australia and is quite diverse with coal, gas, wind, solar and hydroelectric generation. As AGL's Engineer for Reliability and Performance systems, Mark is responsible for implementing consistent tools and reporting to improve asset reliability, availability and increase overall Operational Excellence at Australia's largest and leading power company. AGL has invested in an Enterprise Agreement with OSIsoft and heavily utilizes the PI System and its partners to achieve these key initiatives.