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EDF Energies Nouvelles and Bharat Light & Power extend their partnership to add additional wind and solar farms to the AI powered IOT platform, “Orion”.

EDF Energies Nouvelles and Bharat Light & Power extend their partnership to add additional wind and solar farms to the AI powered IOT platform, “Orion”.

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EDF Energies Nouvelles and Bharat Light & Power extend their partnership to add additional wind and solar farms to the AI powered IOT platform, “Orion”. Both companies shall also reinforce the partnership to continue the development in leveraging the platform for improving operations and maintenance of renewable energy facilities.

Delhi – EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary dedicated to operations and maintenance activity in Europe and Bharat Light & Power (BLP), an Indian renewable energy IPP, announced renewing their partnership. The goal is to develop one of the world’s most advanced dedicated AI powered IOT (internet of things) platforms, “Orion”, a solution that processes data for operations and maintenance services for renewable energy facilities. EDF and BLP shall be renewing their partnership to improve the performance of wind and solar farms by leveraging big data analytics, cloud, and machine learning.

The Orion platform, which EDF and BLP have been developing in partnership since 2015 increases the competitiveness of operations and maintenance, and optimises and improves asset performance by harnessing the insights gained from predictive analytics to deliver efficient management of renewable energy assets.

Big data used to boost the operations and maintenance segment’s competitiveness The Orion platform provides monitoring, reporting and predictive intelligence for operations and maintenance providers, assets owners and utilities via the BLP control centre in Bengaluru. It harnesses big data, cloud, mobility and advanced analytics via a single platform.

Using customised algorithms, and machine learning, the platform considerably enhances data access, monitors production in real time, optimises predictive computations and delivers personalised reporting.

This platform, available 24/7 around the world via its mobile application and web portal, revolutionises predictive maintenance – an essential service that EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary performs in 7 European countries.

Thierry Muller, CEO of EDF EN’s subsidiary dedicated to operations and maintenance said: “The extended partnership between Bharat Light & Power and our European team of renewable experts will provide the highest standards of operations and maintenance services to a large number of customers by leveraging the platform, Orion. This innovative digital tool supports the renewable part of the Indo-French partnership to increase clean energy globally and make it affordable by utilizing disruptive new technologies such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) and big data analytics”.

“This partnership reflects the disruption occurring globally in the energy sector”, said BLP CEO Tejpreet S. Chopra. “With the significant decline in renewable energy prices, AI driven IOT platform Orion brings together deep global renewable energy expertise from EDF Energies Nouvelles with deep IT and domain expertise in India to provide cost effective actionable intelligence that improves the performance of energy assets.” A product that has evolved from a robust and complementary Franco-Indian partnership at the forefront of innovation

EDF Energies Nouvelles operations and maintenance activity has already connected more than 1 GW in wind and solar energy assets that it manages from its European Diagnostic Centre, on the Orion platform, and has benefited from improved visualisation, predictive maintenance and real time tracking.

Orion has benefited from the EDF Energies Nouvelles operations and maintenance teams’ strong expertise across 7 countries. The platform has leveraged the strength of EDF Energies Nouvelles’ engineering expertise with cost effective IOT and AI solutions in India to develop a global product.

The teams have been working closely to enable the system to grow and develop around operational requirements with the benefit of real time feedback.

The renewal of this partnership for a further three years has demonstrated the relevance of this association of technical wind and solar expertise and data management knowledge to boost the competitiveness of renewable energy power plants.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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