Power Generation
The digital transformation of Jirau Hydropower plant operation through PI System deployment
Jirau Energia and UNIFEI (through Jirau's R&D Program regulated by ANEEL - the Brazilian power market regulator) are currently working on an R&D project to optimize the power plant operation.
The PI System is the center of the solution in development, leveraging decisive actions towards the digital transformation of the power plant. Although the optimization algorithms are still a work in progress, many applications developed either through PI Analysis or using PI AF SDK or PI Web API are already being used in operation, automating critical processes for the company.
These applications increased the readiness of data while freeing operators and engineers of "spreadsheets tasks," allowing them to focus on more complex and productive ones.
In addition, the data produced are being thoroughly analyzed using artificial intelligence techniques in order to allow the increase of optimization algorithms' effectiveness.