GE has inked an agreement with energy giant Exelon, in which GE’s suite of Predix software applications will be deployed across Exelon Generation’s fleet of nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, solar and natural gas facilities, in an effort to improve plant reliability and performance.
Both companies will also co-develop, test and build next-generation software as a service (SaaS) applications built on the Predix platform.
“As the only Fortune 100 company in the electricity sector, we have a unique opportunity to lead the energy industry in the exploration, development and deployment of the next generation of clean, diverse energy technologies,” said Chris Crane, president and CEO of Exelon. “This agreement allows for enhanced collaboration between GE and Exelon to develop solutions to complex industry challenges and accelerate the adoption of new, digital technologies across our industry.”
The agreement includes GE's Predix platform, and Digital Power Plant and Digital Wind Farm solution suites, including Asset Performance Management (APM), Operations Optimization (OO), Business Optimization (BO), Cybersecurity and Advanced Controls/Edge Computing solutions.
“Building on the success of several pilots conducted across Exelon’s fleet last year, Predix is leveraging the power of cloud-computing and data analytics to allow for increased visibility across Exelon’s entire generation fleet,” added Steve Bolze, CEO, GE Power. “With 25 new customers deploying Predix-based Digital Power Plant and Digital Wind Farm solutions it’s been a tremendous year of innovation in the electricity industry.”