Power Generation Companies Manage Reliability, Costs and Safety with SAP

November 17, 2004 by admin

Today’s energy companies face a difficult balance – fulfilling customers’ energy demands while meeting regulatory requirements, maintaining a reliable system with optimized outage timelines, and making the best use of limited resources. The SAP for Utilities industry solution addresses these manifold challenges with solutions such as SAP Service and Asset Management. This solution’s enterprise asset management capabilities are helping generation companies take a more strategic approach to managing power plants’ entire life cycles, enabling enhanced visibility and tight integration across maintenance, work clearance and operational processes.

  • New Jersey-based PSEG Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and one of the most diversified independent power producers in the U.S., replaced numerous legacy systems with a single SAP application to tightly integrate field personnel’s work order processes and the company’s central safety tagging system. Since its initial 1998 go-live with enterprise asset management, PSEG Power has streamlined work planning and execution and delivered top-tier safety and reliability at a cost per kilowatt that is among the lowest of any generation company in its region and ranks tenth best overall in the U.S.
  • In Germany, SAP software has helped E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH realize an integrated plant management strategy, standardizing operational and maintenance processes across its fleet. The software has helped E.ON Kraftwerke make safety an integral part of a comprehensive maintenance workflow in which the lockout/tagout procedures safeguarding work orders can now handle short-cycle and even unplanned work at peak efficiency.
  • Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company, Ltd. provides 40 percent of Korea’s electricity with a series of hydroelectric generations within the Han River basin and 18 nuclear units at four sites nationwide. Productive with SAP since 2003, KHNP estimates a 10-year cost savings of EUR 959 million as the result of enhanced plant stability, improved productivity, shorter construction overhaul period, greater efficiency in materials management, reduced inventory and improved environmental and safety control.

Source: SAP AG

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