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Greek Utility Picks GE Software to Boost Reliable Electric Service

Dec. 19, 2022
ELPEDISON’s focus on energy reliability comes as Europe is dealing with a major energy supply crunch.

ELPEDISON S.A., an independent energy producer in Greece, has chosen GE Digital’s cloud-based Asset Performance Management (APM) Reliability application to improve the reliability of its combined cycle fleet.

The software will be installed at ELPEDISON’s Thisvi and Thessaloniki power plants, making it the first energy company in the country to cover an entire combined cycle plant with digital twin technology.

APM Reliability helps reduce unplanned downtime by predicting equipment issues before they occur. The software provides asset-intensive organizations with operational visibility and a comprehensive set of analytical tools—including digital twin blueprints—to help reduce asset failures, control costs, and increase production availability. From the plant to the enterprise, it’s designed to work across a broad array of assets (fixed, rotating, and non-rotating), equipment types and manufacturers (GE and non-GE), and industries.

This news comes after a recent Bloomberg report citing comments by Greek Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas that his country is predicting a “winter full of challenges…in terms of supply adequacy and energy prices.” It’s important now more than ever that energy companies across the region have the tools they need to ensure access to reliable power.

The installation of APM Reliability reinforces an already existing strategic relationship between GE and ELPEDISON. In September 2021, GE Gas Power announced the completion of a significant project to modernize the company’s Thessaloniki power plant with upgrades to its power generation assets—consisting of a GE 9F gas turbine and a Franco Tosi-supplied steam turbine—and the installation of GE Digital’s Operations Performance Management (OPM) software. ELPEDISON successfully uses OPM to analyze Thessaloniki’s plant operations and monitor thermal performance to drive improved efficiency and flexibility.

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