Hardware and Software Upgrade Boosts Power Output for TransCanada

As TransCanada's GE turbines were nearing end of life at their Ravenswood and Alberta locations, they required cleaner, more viable solutions to meet the growing power demands of their constituency, with the Ravenswood location serving over 20% of New York City.

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  • VENDOR
  • CUSTOMER
  • TransCanada Corporation is a major North American energy company based in Calgary, Alberta, developing and operating energy infrastructure in North America, with more than 6,000 employees.

  • SOLUTION
  • As part of the upgrade, GE's OpFlex AutoTune DX and OpFlex Cold Day Performance were installed to obtain even more performance from the hardware, and to ensure robust turbine operation and emissions compliance at the increased output levels even as weather and fuel supplies vary. Software Components - OpFlex AutoTune DX - OpFlex Cold Day Performance

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1

    New revenue opportunities for Ravenswood in bidding into the area's power market.

    Impact #2

    Energy Efficiency - The amount of energy used in production processes can be lowered and made more efficient.

  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    TransCanada projected efficiencies from the engagement with GE would total approximately $900K in annual fuel cost savings or 223,440 decatherms of fuel for the company.

    Benefit #2

    There was a 10% increase in output capacity and 2% increase in fuel efficiency in Mackay River area.

    Benefit #3

    There was a 5% increase in output capacity and 1% increase in fuel efficiency in Ravenwood area.

  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • ENABLED CAPABILITIES
  • Energy Management
    Environmental Monitoring
    Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
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