Eskom Holdings Ltd.

Eskom Holdings Ltd.

Eskom implemented a number of applications based on Wonderware software that enable its staff to use plant data and overall information more effectively.

  • John Viljoen, Corporate Consultant for Generation Business Eskom Holdings Ltd.

    Wonderware software provides our engineering and management teams with access to usable data that before was not readily available. We can now make decisions in real-time on our electricity generation capabilities, enabling Eskom to continue to improve the quality of life of more than 50 million people.

  • Goals

    • Standardizing all power generation facilities on a single software solution
    • Enhance capture of plant information for better plant optimization and resource allocation
    • Deliver better information in real-time for more effective operations management
  • Challenges

    • Each plant operated its own control and operational systems, no standard in place
    • Effectively merge IT systems to handle both transaction and plant information
    • Make masses of plant-level data as usable information
  • Results

    • Established a standard software platform across all power plants
    • Centralized data acquisition enabling authorized staff to access and use for daily job performance
    • Successfully linked IT and the plant floor operations to effectively collect and assess data to make critical business decisions
    • Improved overall plant performance and incident response capabilities
    • Solution enables company to maintain ISA-95 standard