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GE Electricity Monitoring & Diagnostics Center to Reduce Power Outages

By Ken Briodagh October 11, 2017

In a recent announcement, GE Digital has said that the GE Power Monitoring & Diagnostic Center in Atlanta will use the company’s Predix-based Asset Performance Management (APM) software, bringing the strength of the Industrial IoT (IIoT) to power producers and utilities around the world. Running GE Digital’s APM solution will help further prevent power outages by increasing the reliability of the thousands of power producing turbines and generators monitored by the M&D Center.

“Data science plays a critical role in improving the reliability of the electricity supply to consumers,” said Russell Stokes, president & CEO, GE Power. “With GE Digital’s Asset Performance Management software, our M&D Center in Atlanta will further enhance its ability to forecast and prevent power outages worldwide.”

GE Power’s Atlanta M&D Center is a power generation monitoring facility, where experts work with customers to increase uptime while reducing operations and maintenance expenses for more than 20 years. Today, more than 500 power producers and utilities responsible for 900 power plants around the world use the M&D Center’s expert data scientists, engineering resources, and monitoring services to identify machine and equipment issues. Every day, the center receives more than 200 billion data tags coming from 1 million sensors attached to 5,000 assets in power plants across more than 60 countries.

“GE Digital developed its APM analytics by analyzing more than 125 million hours of data from generators and turbines,” said Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital. “These analytics provide GE Digital with the unique ability to reduce unplanned downtime by up to 5 percent, reduce false alarms by up to 75 percent, and reduce operations and maintenance costs by up to 25 percent. Applied globally, this technology has the potential to transform lives, businesses and economies.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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