OSIsoft helps Japanese utility launch digital transformation journey


Japanese utility Okinawa Electric has selected OSIsoft to accelerate its digital transformation.

The utility has successfully deployed OSIsoft’s PI System to improve operations at the Yoshinoura Thermal Power Plant.

The technology enables the utility to achieve 360-degree, real-time visibility into its critical assets and processes.

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The enterprise agreement signed by the two in 2019 includes Okinawa Electric and OSIsoft working together to maximise value from the PI System and real-time data infrastructure at Gushikawa Thermal Power Plant and Kin Thermal Power Plant by the end of 2020.

Okinawa Electric began investigating real-time operational data solutions in 2016 to drive its IoT initiative for advanced thermal power operations.

Hiraku Nakahodo, deputy division manager of power generation division at Okinawa Electric, said: “With the PI System, we can now manage enormous amounts of operational data on a common platform, enabling us to monitor power plants in real time, understand correlations between the data, and operate in a more advanced manner based on data-driven insights.

“We plan to leverage operational data to achieve early anomaly detection, improve asset availability and efficiency, and optimise asset management to further enhance performance and safety at our plants.”

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“Our new relationship aligns our products and services with Okinawa Electric’s value creation goals. OSIsoft’s mission is to enable organizations to unlock the potential of their operational data, accelerating their journey towards true digital transformation. We look forward to working with such a respected and forward thinking Japanese electric utility to help them achieve their business goals through intelligent operations,” said David Thomason, Industry Principal of Global Power Generation.

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