Emerson has completed a digital transformation project in Alaska to increase the reliability of clean power generation on the Eva Creek wind farm at the Gold Valley Electric Association (GVEA). As the largest utility in northern Alaska, GVEA and Eva Creek wind farms provide approximately 25 megawatts of electricity.
Emerson’s solutions provide device diagnostics and analysis to predict and deliver. The end-to-end solution includes the Emerson of automation platform and OSI monarch software to help utilities get a stronger, more responsible and smarter power grid. Emerson’s sustainable grid solutions have increased the reliability of GVEA wind turbines, contributing to a 65% reduction. Operating and maintenance costs.
“It is a key partner in our goal to increase access to clean energy for our customers in northern Alaska,” said Frank Perkins, vice president of GVEA Power Supply. Investing in a common automation platform will help us more efficiently integrate renewable energy and reduce our carbon footprint.
“Increasing visibility into Eva Creek’s operations will enable GVEA to further secure this vital renewable energy source for North Alaska,” said Emerson’s energy and water solutions business president. With Emerson’s comprehensive sustainable grid solutions general portfolio, GVEA is well positioned to streamline operations across the power system from generation to meter.