IBM empowers Pakistan first hydroelectric project

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) Remaco, the operator of Pakistans first private sector hydroelectric power scheme, has tapped IBM to help meet the business challenges of running the $235 million plant. TNB Remaco chose IBM software to help streamline business operations.

According to WAPDA, the countrys electricity demand will increase to around 40,000 MW by 2020.

TNB Remaco has recently completed the 84 MW New Bong Hydroelectric Power Complex on the Jhelum River in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The plant is expected to help meet Pakistans growing energy needs by adding an estimated net annual of 540 GWh green energy to the national grid, and enhancing the hydro power generation capacity of Independent Power Producers (IPP) by 40 percent.

“We have to continue serving our customers with high-end quality services through transformational use of technology. IBMs solution will play a vital role in running the systems efficiently and helping pave way for rapid and full scale development of Pakistans hydropower potential,” said TNB President Che Khalib.

Previously, finalizing approvals and searching for timely, relevant information was a big task as data was scattered across multiple systems. The IBM software provides TNB Remacos power plant with a single, consolidated view of all their energy data as well as asset and service management data, enabling employees to make better informed decisions about the plants operations.


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