GenOn Energy

All control changes are first made and tested in the simulator before implementing on the plant, improving operational efficiencies and adding higher levels of confidence to control room management

GenOn Energy

GenOn Energy is using a AVEVA plant simulation solution to train power station operators, as well as to improve operating procedures and process efficiencies.

Goals

  • GenOn Energy needed to develop a training program to enable the easy transfer of technical knowledge and real-world experience from veteran power plant operators to new trainees in the shortest possible time period
  • The company required a training solution that could deliver a high-fidelity model of the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) waste coal-fired combustion process

Challenges

  • Seward Generating Station management had to overcome initial skepticism from veteran operators that a computer simulator solution could replicate the intricacies and nuances of running an advanced technology waste coalfired power station
  • New equipment and upgrades required the testing of alternative procedures and processes, which needed to be conducted without impacting live plant operations

Results

  • The simulator is successfully being used to qualify new trainees and simulation training has standardized responses to specific problem or error conditions
  • All control changes are first made and tested on the simulator before implementing in the plant, improving operational efficiencies and adding higher levels of confidence to control room management

"The AVEVA solution has helped us significantly, that’s the pure dollars and cents of the project. But there’s also been quality of life improvements regarding overtime for the control room operators." - Alan Metzler, Operations Manager

Related Success Stories

Oil and Gas
BP Revolutionizes its Oil & Gas Downstream Business with AVEVA’s Solution in the Cloud

BP drives improved margins across its global downstream business, cutting crude purchase decision time from two days to less than two hours.

Oil and Gas
Astron Energy Transforms Crude Assay Management Process and Reduces Assay Creation Time by 50%

Cloud-based AVEVA Unified Supply Chain solution deployed in three months, bringing flexibility and agility to the business.

Chemicals
Total OLEUM

With Cloud OTS from AVEVA and two full scale training centers, Total OLEUM can expand its ability to train operators across the corporation without investing ...

Oil and Gas
NIS AD

Serbian energy company must centralise system and automate operations to gain improved control of ever-expanding operational territory. AVEVA is the answer.

Oil and Gas
PML Exploration Services

Real-time information ensures the most affordable, efficient and safe drilling of oil wells, which is why PML Exploration Service relies on the built in ...

Oil and Gas
Aibel

Leading oil & gas service company delivers Johan Sverdrup drilling platform on time and under budget by leveraging AVEVA’s powerful engineering and design ...

Oil and Gas
Apply Sørco

Apply Sørco, a Norwegian engineering company based in Starvanger, embraced new technologies to win contracts with big clients demanding lower costs.

Oil and Gas
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

Sakhalin Energy operates the world’s largest oil and gas development and used AVEVA to streamline its contract management process.

Oil and Gas
Yamal LNG

Yamal LNG is the most northern liquefied natural gas project in the world, and used AVEVA to enhance collaborations in this joint venture.

Oil and Gas
Azbil

The largest AVEVA VAR/OEM customer depends on the software to provide powerful capabilities and versatility to support worldwide growth

Oil and Gas
Kuwait Oil Company

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) captures the inherent value in the knowledge base of its workforce, and integrates it into a comprehensive training program through ...

Oil and Gas
Western Refining

AVEVA Enterprise Asset Management software helps Western Refining manage maintenance activities, track materials, maintenance employees, contract labor, and ...

Oil and Gas
Infineum

The AVEVA Mobile Operator Rounds solution at Infineum has allowed the operational procedures for visual inspections of equipment to be optimized and ...

Oil and Gas
Bluewater

Bluewater and its customer can now monitor the control and safety systems, both on and offshore, in real time with AVEVA software automation.

previous next

Sign up for our newsletter and get all the latest information straight from the source.