India coal-fired plant getting digital twin from Siemens

A coal-fired power plant is to be equipped with advanced digital solutions by Siemens.

The German energy company will install a complete thermal twin for the plant in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, which is owned by Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL), part of the Bajaj Group.

Siemens will provide remote performance monitoring and diagnostics from the recently launched Siemens MindSphere Application Center in Gurgaon.

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The thermal twin utilizes thermodynamic analysis and machine learning to allow power plant operators to diagnose performance gaps for every asset in the cycle in real time and then provides recommendations for improving efficiency.

Siemens says this “co-creation approach will assist the plant team in identifying and rectifying performance gaps in a timely manner”.

Bajaj Power Ventures managing director R S Sharma said the digital solutions “are aimed at improving power plant performance and optimizing operations. The solutions, once executed, will result in sustainable and efficient power generation.”

Laura Anderson, head of Siemens Gas & Power Services’ Controls and Digitalization unit, said the company’s digital products and solutions “are providing customers in India and around the world with the tools to navigate changing market requirements and meet their operational goals. Close collaboration from inside our MindSphere Application Centers enables us to work together with our customers to fully realize the value behind their data.”

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