Conventional Power Generation Solutions - Schneider Electric Software
Schneider Electric Software solutions help conventional power generation companies in the Power Industry address key challenges.

Conventional Generation

Conventional power generators are responding to growing worldwide demand for power by building new generation facilities while simultaneously running cleaner and more efficient plants through new technologies such as oxy-firing, integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and carbon capture. They are also boosting operator effectiveness and safety. With the average age of existing facilities nearly 30 years old, significant modernization efforts are needed. With environmental regulations dictating increasingly tight emission controls and the need for cyber security growing quickly, conventional power generators are faced with a daunting array of challenges.

Schneider Electric helps conventional power generators meet these challenges. Solutions include power fleet generation management to manage varied and distributed generation facilities in real time, intelligent engineering and dynamic simulation tools for faster new plant delivery and advanced process control and loop tuning for greater efficiency and productivity. Schneider Electric also provides IEC 61508 SIL3 Triple-Modular Redundancy (TMR) technology for boiler protection and management of burners, turbomachinery and other assets for improving plant safety and reliability and knowledge transfer via operator training simulation for addressing an aging and shrinking workforce and cyber security services for North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance through Achilles certified solutions. Through its extensive list of products and solutions, Schneider Electric enables generators to meet their challenges head on.

Schneider Electric Addresses Key Challenges

  • Optimize fleet responsiveness to dynamic market demand
  • Speed new plant delivery via intelligent engineering and dynamics simulation
  • Enable “soft” migrations from aging systems
  • Optimize combustion and increase efficiency through advanced process control and loop tuning
  • Control turbomachinery better and more safely
  • Manage assets more effectively
  • Enable knowledge transfer to a new workforce
  • Mitigate cyber security risks