Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and OSIsoft Fuel the Digital Power Plant of the Future


Global Strategic Alliance Improves Plant Efficiency, Reliability and Emissions

Orlando, FL– (December 13, 2016) Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), the recognized leader in power plant reliability and efficiency through the use of big data, expert knowledge and human insights, is expanding its global relationship with OSIsoft, a leader in Operational Intelligence, to drive further development of the digital power plant of the future.

MHPS laid the foundation for the Digital Power Plant in the 1980s and made a major step in 2004 when it began using the OSIsoft PI System at its Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Center in Orlando, Fla.  This service has successfully demonstrated and delivered improved plant reliability and performance.

The OSIsoft PI System captures sensor-based data from industrial equipment and process systems. Deployed across 19,000 industrial sites in more than 125 counties the PI System enables digital transformations and improves process efficiency, energy use, asset reliability, quality and safety.

The PI System will serve as the core for new interactive, cloud-based analytics services MHPS will use at power plants world-wide.  In addition, the PI System will continue to form the data infrastructure platform for existing total plant remote monitoring and diagnostics services, both for MHPS and other manufacturers’ equipment.

 “Our customers face new regulatory pressures and competitive realities. MHPS is offering a distinct Revolutionary Energy concept which includes a range of digital solutions that maximize plant performance,” said Rick Inskeep, MHPS Senior Vice President, Service. “Power plant owners have always needed to maximize reliability, an area in which MHPS excels.  And they increasingly need to adapt during the lifecycle of a power plant to shifting grid and generation mix requirements, while optimizing operations, flexibility, maintenance cycles and environmental performance tradeoffs. The MHPS digital solutions meet these needs.”

A digital power plant requires a robust information infrastructure to leverage the massive amount of data that is generated during plant operations.  OSIsoft is a proven pioneer and market leader in managing big data to support operational intelligence.  As part of this strategic alliance MHPS and OSIsoft will collaborate to define and promote new integrated digital solutions that add intelligence to power plants around the world, using best-in-class software and leveraging their respective knowledge and expertise.

“Our mission is to give people access to one of their most valuable assets: their operational data. The digital creativity and the returns we are seeing today inside heavy industry is truly remarkable,” said Martin Otterson, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Partners at OSIsoft. “By collaborating with a global leader like MHPS, we can help people further unlock the potential of data to accelerate their journey towards a digital power plant.”

MHPS is recognized for their collaborative, customer-first approach that continuously improves plant operations.  MHPS already offers a range of data-driven digital solutions that are tailored to address priority needs at each power plant.  As an OEM and also as a power plant owner/operator, MHPS has a unique experience and understanding of how big data can drive optimum power plant performance for its customers.

MHPS has been steadily increasing the digitization of power plants for several decades, introducing its digital solutions to the market step by step. Today MHPS offers a range of advanced, digitally-enabled major equipment for thermal power plants. The PI System is at the core of the MHPS digital solution data infrastructure.

“This alliance with OSIsoft is another important step MHPS is taking to revolutionize energy and advance the concept of the digital power plant,” said Inskeep. “We're enabling the power plant of the future, further proof of the leadership MHPS brings to creating a brighter future.”