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Adani Power appoints Black & Veatch to optimise operations and performance

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Adani Power Limited (APL) has appointed Black & Veatch to optimise operations and improve reliability and performance of its power assets in India, with goals including an overall reduction in carbon emissions.

Black & Veatch will deploy predictive analytics software at 23 thermal units to monitor, in real time, the health and performance of critical assets fleet-wide. The implementation will support reliable, efficient and sustainable operations of nearly 12 GW of thermal power generation infrastructure in India by minimising unplanned shutdowns and improving operational efficiency.

Jayadeb Nanda, Chief Operating Officer, APL, said:

“The challenges that India’s power sector has undergone in recent years have tested the resilience of our business model. By being prudent, persistent and disciplined, we can prioritise investments and improve our assets’ performance with the help of data analytics and engineering expertise.”

The asset performance management solution implemented by Black & Veatch will provide APL with additional data-driven monitoring and diagnostics services from its India and global centers. The remote monitoring and diagnostics services produce repeatable, successful processes; flag performance anomalies; recommend investigative actions; and formulate immediate remediation measures and long-term strategies to mitigate risk and reduce costs across a variety of plant sizes and environments.

Commenting on the value the program will bring to Adani Power, Hoe Wai Cheong, President, Asia-Pacific and India, Black & Veatch, said:

“Industries of all sizes are facing an increasingly competitive marketplace where success hinges on effectively leveraging data to ensure reliable, efficient and resilient operations. Black & Veatch’s portfolio of asset performance management solutions achieves these objectives by converging data analytics, people and processes to inform and guide timely decisions that help businesses achieve sustainable, resilient and profitable results.”

APL is part of the diversified Adani Group. APL is the largest private thermal power producer in India. It has a power generation capacity of 12 450 MW comprising thermal power plants in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh and a 40 MW solar power project in Gujarat.

The ASSET360® Monitoring & Diagnostics (M&D) solutions are powered by Atonix Digital’s AtonixOI cloud-based artificial intelligence / machine language (ML) data analytics platform that combines the power of predictive analytics with built-in collaboration workflow. The platform rapidly deploys ML models, detects operational deviations, facilitates diagnosis, and connects teams to ensure issue resolution.

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