|By Business Wire||
|April 16, 2014 11:30 PM EDT||
Bharat Light & Power (BLP), a leading renewable energy producer in India, today announced the full deployment of its state-of-the-art remote monitoring platform, powered by the OSIsoft PI System™. The platform, which is currently implemented across all existing wind farms throughout the country with a combined capacity of 200 megawatts, is already improving the operating productivity of BLP’s wind power projects, and over the next 10 years, will support the development of new, reliable, clean energy capacity across the country.
OSIsoft, LLC and BLP launched a strategic engagement in November 2013, and together, the companies will extend BLP’s use of the PI System to deliver a cloud-based data collection, analysis and management platform for all future wind-energy projects BLP develops within India.
“We wanted a solution that was best-in-class around the world—no compromises. We evaluated all of the available options and in the end, we selected the OSIsoft PI System,” says Balki Iyer, Director of Development for BLP. “I’m excited that we found a great partner in OSIsoft to accompany us on our journey.”
BLP will also leverage the PI System to introduce a new service offering for owners of wind farms around the world. This service is a key growth initiative for BLP, which was founded in 2010 by Tejpreet Singh Chopra, former CEO of GE India, to help the country meet its growing energy needs with renewable resources.
“The PI System is an important tool for companies that want to tie operational performance to key business objectives,” says Brett Higgins, Vice President, Asia Pacific. “We’re thrilled to see BLP taking advantage of the robust real-time data capabilities and advanced analysis tools available in the PI System to help meet its environmental and economic performance goals.”
Delivering reliable clean energy is a critical concern for India. The country is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions, ranking third behind the U.S. and China. As the Indian economy continues to grow, its energy needs are increasing too. “India has a conundrum — we are one of the top carbon-emitting countries, but there are many people that don’t have basic power,” says Balki. “That’s a key motivator for us to say, can we scale renewable energy here?”
BLP has a robust pipeline of renewable projects in Wind, Solar and Hydro and aims to operate 1 gigawatt of clean, renewable energy projects by 2015. The new service offering will allow the company to extend its expertise in effective renewable energy generation management to projects owned and operated by other companies, as well.
“Today, we live in a world that is very social, mobile and local,” Balki says. “We want to offer a platform where we create situational awareness for our customers — where centralized intelligence can be translated in a very local way.”
About Bharat Light & Power
BLP is one of the largest clean energy generation companies in India. BLP builds, owns and operates renewable energy power plants to generate clean energy through renewable sources namely wind; solar; bio mass and hydro. BLP creates clean energy to meet the increasing demand for clean electricity and to address the pressing challenges of global warming and energy security. It aims to address the sustainable energy challenge by increasing its renewable energy generation capacity to one Giga watt (GW) over the next five years. BLP also uses its years of expertise in building, owning and operating power plants around the globe to offer pre-development and post commissioning services to wind farm developers, operators, owners, investors and lenders including plant monitoring for analysis. It has a strong pipeline of projects in India and one of the most experienced teams in the sector. The company is currently located across two offices in Bangalore and Delhi. For more information, please visit us at www.blp.co.in. Follow us on Twitter at @BLPpower or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blp.co.in.
OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com) delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in more than 110 countries spanning the globe, the PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real-time and to identify competitive business and market opportunities. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is headquartered in San Leandro, California, with operations worldwide and is privately held.
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