General Electric and GAMA Energy signed an agreement to set up cloud technology in a Central Anatolian natural gas combined cycle plant, in Turkey's Kirikkale province, GE announced on Wednesday.
Cloud technology, which will be used in a power plant in Turkey for the first time, will contribute to the plant's energy efficiency and productivity.
Cloud computing technology, or simply "the cloud," is the delivery of on demand computing resources everything from applications to data centers over the Internet.
Under the agreement, GE will set up industrial operating system Predix's advanced power management and operation optimization applications in the power plant. The system is expected to operate in the first quarter of 2017.
GAMA's Central Anatolian natural gas combined cycle plant, which has 840 megawatts of installed capacity, generates 2.5 percent of Turkey's electricity. It also meets more than 50 percent of the electricity needs of Turkey's capital Ankara.
We predict that digital applications will save around $3 million per year by identifying unplanned failures immediately, GE Energy Services' General Manager of Eastern Europe and Turkey, Murat Demirel said.
"Industrial online applications will help us increase operational efficiency of the plant," he added.
Sitki Serifken, GAMA Energy's board member and general manager, also stressed that digitization would lower the maintenance costs of the plant.
By Dilara Zengin
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