Korea Western Power (Kowepo) built its Monitoring & Prognostic (M&P) Center in its headquarters located in Taean, South Chungcheong Province and held an opening ceremony on February 7.
The purpose of the M&P Center is to control its every power generation facility by using the intelligent Predictive Analysis System Universal (iPAS Universal) developed jointly with its partner firms.
Specifically, the M&P Center is planned to perform facility operation monitoring, environmental monitoring, performance monitoring, remote and real-time alarm monitoring, operation support, system failure prediction, failure analysis and recovery, etc. In addition, the M&P Center monitors more than 840 business sites of Kowepo in real time for a quick response to fires and disasters.
The iPAS Universal is incorporated into every power plant operation system of the company for failure prediction, diagnosis, analysis and prevention. It can be easily accessed by every member of the company and it is capable of carrying out extensive data analysis very swiftly based on its data processing acceleration system.
“Kowepo will continue to make efforts so that its power generation facilities can be stably operated and the quality of the electric power it supplies can be further improved,” said Acting President and CEO Jung Young-chul, adding, “The efforts will lead to more operation and maintenance project opportunities both at home and abroad.”