Press Release • August 2, 2023
AGL Energy Accepts Toshiba and EtaPRO® Thermal Digital Twin for Bayswater and Loy Yang Generating Units
SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA, June 1 2023 – Toshiba International Corporation Pty Ltd (TIC), and its USA- based affiliate EtaPRO® LLC (EtaPRO®), have
SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA, June 1 2023 – Toshiba International Corporation Pty Ltd (TIC), and its USA- based affiliate EtaPRO® LLC (EtaPRO®), have successfully commissioned the thermal digital twins for AGL Energy Limited’s (AGL) Bayswater and Loy Yang A Power Stations.
The thermal digital twins are first principle thermodynamic models of the power plant cycles built using EtaPRO© VirtualPlantTM. The real-time benchmarking and rapid parametric study capabilities of EtaPRO© enable Asset Owners to understand and forecast how operating, maintenance and investment decisions can optimise unit performance, efficiency, process stability, combustion and emissions in the changing generation market.
“Toshiba is excited to partner with AGL to provide solutions that will drive plant optimisation, flexibility and efficiency under a broad range of operating profiles required in the future Australian energy market” said Chris Beacher, General Manager of TIC’s Energy Systems and Solutions Division. TIC in-house engineering and remote monitoring services will utilise the EtaPRO© VirtualPlantTM models and Asset Performance Management solutions to support AGL with delivery of their asset performance management objectives and development of self- sufficiency to take full advantage of the EtaPRO© platform and technologies.
EtaPRO’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard DesJardins, added “Leading energy organisations are looking for scalable and effective asset performance management solutions to accelerate their digital transformation efforts. Drawing from decades of experience implementing digital technologies, we look forward to working with AGL to achieve their key digital performance targets.”
About Toshiba International Corporation
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. TIC provides application solutions to a wide range of industries including general industrial, electricity, oil and gas, utilities, datacentres, renewables, HVAC, water/wastewater, and mining.
For more information visit https://www.tic.toshiba.com.au.
About EtaPRO LLC
EtaPRO® LLC., headquartered in Amherst, New York, is a leading technology innovator that helps energy and industrial companies maximize their performance. The Company’s EtaPRO Asset Performance and Condition Monitoring platform is a real-time digital solution for improving the efficiency and reliability of power generating assets. EtaPRO utilizes empirical and physics-based digital twin technology combined with traditional vibration frequency analysis for detecting and diagnosing equipment deterioration or operating abnormalities in their earliest stages. It is adapted to customer-specific requirements and is used by the global power industry on nearly 700 GW of generation in over 60 countries, including thermal, geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar generating technologies.
For more information visit www.etapro.com.
About AGL Energy Limited
As Australia’s largest energy generator, owner of the largest portfolio of renewable generation and storage assets of any ASX listed company, and a leading retailer of energy solutions, AGL Energy and its people have a critical role to play in Australia’s transition and decarbonisation.
For more information, visit http://www.agl.com.au.
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