Luminant’s Power Optimization Center (POC) and its employees have demonstrated superior real-time monitoring capabilities since 2005 – and now, the team is marketing their award-winning services on the road. Geared with years of technical expertise and a new display booth, the team recently launched the first phase of their marketing initiative for contracting POC services at the American Nuclear Society’s Winter Meeting and Expo in Washington D.C.
The team shared their advanced monitoring and diagnostics services and innovative solutions with expo attendees, including nuclear generators facing tough market conditions.
“Nuclear power plants are being challenged to remain economically competitive in a number of regions around the country,” said Clint Carter, POC director. “By leveraging our unparalleled experience, industry-proven software applications and 24/7 real-time operations support, we believe that our POC services can assist nuclear power plant personnel in improving plant reliability and reducing operations costs.”
Luminant’s Dale Walling (left), Jamie Dugan, Jason Simmons and Clint Carter (right) recently attended the ANS Winter Meeting and Expo to market the POC’s services.
Following the ANS Expo, the POC team is now preparing to catch the attention of over 20,000 power professionals from more than 90 countries at the upcoming POWER-GEN International Conference – the world’s largest power generation event focusing on the industry’s latest innovations, technical trends and business strategies.
“Our vision for the POC was to develop the industry’s gold standard for monitoring and diagnostics services,” Clint said. “As a team, we achieved that goal and now, with the launch of our roadshow, we’re connecting with potential customers and solidifying ourselves as the industry leader in advanced monitoring and diagnostic services.”
In April 2015, the POC launched commercial monitoring services and employees celebrated 10 years of operations. Along with Luminant’s fleet, the center currently provides monitoring and diagnostic services for other generating fleets within the United States.
Conference attendees visit the POC booth to learn more about the center’s state-of-the-art monitoring and diagnostic capabilities.
In the Know with the POC:
- The POC is a fleet-level diagnostic and performance support facility committed to assisting plant personnel in achieving and maintaining the highest possible levels of equipment reliability, efficiency and generation. Through advanced technology, the POC currently monitors more than 20 fossil, nuclear and gas units across Luminant’s fleet, along with other generating fleets within the United States.
- Luminant created the POC in 2005 after company leadership recognized an opportunity through technology to monitor our fleet from one central hub with a team of experienced specialists.
- The POC is located in Energy Plaza and the team monitors plants 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The center is staffed with engineers and specialists who have approximately 500 years of combined power plant experience.
- The POC utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and applications to detect and trend plant equipment performance. The POC is one of only a handful of similar facilities operated by generation companies across the country.