Speeding up the digital transformation process for hydro and thermal energy production through artificial intelligence and predictive analytical tools - such is the goal of the X.FIT project, a partnership between EDP and General Electrics which will make it possible to manage assets in a more efficient way, optimize operations, and redefine maintenance strategies.
The project comprises teams from EDP's electricity generation companies in Portugal and Spain, and includes a Monitoring and Diagnostic Center which provides real-time analyses of large volumes of information produced by the plants' equipment.
This allows for continuous monitoring of the equipment's performance, anticipating risks and potential failures. The Center's predictive capacity fosters the rationalization of Operation and Maintenance costs, improving the efficiency and availability of the plants.
X-FIT wants to reach almost all thermal and hydro power plants in Portugal and Spain within 3 years, making EDP better prepared to face the challenges posed by the market and the regulatory context.
In 2019 he again won a prize at the Portugal Digital Awards. The X.FIT project, which was considered 'Best Digital Operational Process', was highlighted in this initiative that distinguishes the most disruptive and innovative projects in the context of digital transformation, reflecting the commitment that the EDP Group has made in digitizing the business and adopting new technologies.