Data Saves Jobs in Coal Country

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When your business model is exquisitely sensitive to a changing environment, an investment in real-time data can make the difference between survival and shutdown. That was the case for the Scrubgrass Generating Plant, a 35-employee, 85-megawatt waste-coal-fired power plant in Kennerdell, Pennsylvania. In the last few years, Scrubgrass has used OSIsoft data systems to overcome new market challenges that have already shuttered similar plants.

Download this case study to learn how the Scrubgrass Generating Plant used the OSIsoft PI System to:

  • Combine a variety of data streams into a powerful tool that plant operators can use to make real-time decisions
  • Generate forecasts for optimizing the timing of planned equipment outages, one of which saved Scrubgrass $160,000 in a single week
  • Build a business case for saving the plant from shutdown