Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PT Indo Matra Power turned to Wonderware for real-time data access, advanced downtime scheduling and cost savings


As the fourth most populous country in the world and with a steadily growing economy, Indonesia is experiencing a surge in demand for electricity. In response, the government and the state-owned electric utility, PT PLN, have set aggressive goals to increase electricity coverage across the nation.

PT Indo Matra Power, an independent power company, operates three 6MW plants that supply electricity to PLN. In 2012, it was time to upgrade the plant performance software system at their Batam Island facility.

Well-defined Goals

With assistance from distributor PT Trimaxindo Adimitra and systems integrator PT Dian Purna Integra, PT Indo Matra Power evaluated several solutions. Potential vendors were asked to propose a new Microsoft® Windows®-based solution, integrated on the Microsoft .NET platform, that would:
  1. Improve plant operations with real-time data plus secure archiving and retrieval • Provide accurate tracking and reporting of production and downtime
  2. Be easy to use for operators in their everyday routines as well as for changes, backups and restores
  3. Be fast and reliable
  4. Deploy quickly on a limited budget

Local partner on a solution with global support

Another important component for PT Indo Matra Power was to find an ongoing partner. While they didn’t expect to need substantial support, they wanted to be sure this they could call upon the selected supplier not only during the rollout, but also in the future. Considering all of this – and factoring in a positive experience with their existing Wonderware InTouch HMI installation – PT Indo Matra Power chose Schneider Electric Software.

More Information

In my next posts, I will be talking about how Wonderware helped PT Indo Matra Power achieve success. In the meantime, you can check out the following:
  1. Wonderware Supervisory Control
  2. Wonderware InTouch
  3. Wonderware System Platform

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