9 mar, Webinar

International approaches to monitoring and diagnostics centres

Implementing a monitoring and diagnostics (M&D) centre is by many seen as an important tool for better maintenance planning, reduced plant downtime and improved efficiency. This webinar will include hands-on knowledge on business cases, experience, benefits and challenges in introducing M&D centres in existing plants. It is aimed at persons working with plant development, maintenance and operation in the hydropower- and nuclear sector.

There is no clear definition of what a M&D centre is and how it can be applied to a plant or fleet of plants. It can be anything from simply gathering signals from existing monitoring systems and displaying them in an interface, to a massive installation of new sensors and systems, delivering new information and analytics both on a detailed level and providing an overview of plant health and economics. The concept of M&D centre can be applied to a fleet of assets in a similar way, in-spite the fleet consisting of different types of generation assets.

Welcome to attend this webinar that is jointly arranged by the Norwegian/Swedish Forum for digitalization in hydropower and the Energiforsk Digitalization in nuclear applications program. The webinar is open to all professionals in the energy sector.




Welcome and introduction

Monika Adsten Energiforsk and Martin Hviid Nielsen, Energy Norway





EDF's fleetwide e-Monitoring experience and examples of gains on nuclear fleet

Yves Laurent Beck and Marta Benito Garcia Morales, EDF

Draft scope: Implementation of e-Monitoring on the EDF’s Thermal, Hydro, Nuclear and Wind/solar fleets and illustrate it by its application to the nuclear fleet (including KPI) and by an example of catches.







Monitoring and Diagnostics Program Best Practices

Michael Taylor, Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI

Scope: Unlike Main Control Rooms in electric utilities, monitoring and diagnostics (M&D) programs are dissimilar in practice. The seven focus areas of any M&D program and the business surrounding the program are identical regardless of the application. EPRI’s Integrated Monitoring and Diagnostics program is in the process of creating a multi-volume M&D Best Practices guide applicable to any M&D program in any industry for any application. This presentation will describe the product and outline some of the best practices to be included in the document.







Monitoring and Diagnostics Implementation at Dominion

Joseph Rigatti, Dominion Energy Services

Scope: Overview of Dominion digitalization- and M&D center implementation efforts. The Dominion M&D center includes all generation assets (fossil, wind, solar and nuclear).




Title to be announced

Mathieu Bouchard Dostie, Hydro Québec

Draft scope: Stepwise journey towards introducing a M&D centre in Hydro Québec, starting from utilizing existing monitoring systems. Business cases.


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Price and registration

The webinar is free of charge and open to all professionals in the energy sector. Most welcome to register here at the latest by March 5, 2021.