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Toshiba - Demonstration Project Starts in Indonesia on the Use of Anomaly Predictive Diagnostics for Geothermal Power Plants

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New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), a leading supplier of integrated energy solutions, today announced that Toshiba ESS has started a demonstration project of anomaly predictive diagnosis to improve geothermal power plant utilization factor using Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Funded by NEDO with the aim to expand the advanced use of geothermal power generation, this demonstration is scheduled from October 2019 to February 2021 and held in Patuha Geothermal Power Plant1 in West Java, Indonesia owned by PT Geo Dipa Energi (Persero) (GDE), Indonesia's state-owned geothermal energy company.

In this demonstration, Toshiba ESS will implement an anomaly predictive diagnostics technology using big data analysis which Toshiba ESS has developed since2018 under NEDO's grant, on an actual power generation equipment in Indonesia in order to review the technology's ability to predict anomalies ahead of time, while validating the effectiveness of this technology. Indonesia is a country that is actively utilizing geothermal resources for power generation.

Through this demonstration, Toshiba ESS aims to lower the rate of problem occurrences at geothermal power plants by 20% and reduce unplanned outage period in power stations. Increasing utilization factor leads to an increase of power generation amount and a reduction of the generation cost. It can be expected that the project will contribute to higher adoption of geothermal energy.

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