Eskom Holdings Ltd.

With the implementation of AVEVA real-time operations management software solutions, Eskom now has the tools to understand and control its vast and complex network of power generation facilities

Eskom Holdings Ltd.

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

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

"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."

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

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