In order to improve efficiency in the generation of energy and reduce the impact on the environment, we are working on different technology innovation projects.
Innovation in generation based on fossil fuels
We are committed to technological improvement with the introduction of new technologies and processes to improve the efficiency and consumption of natural resources in our plants, with the consequent reduction of emissions and waste.
One of the basic pillars of this period is the digitalisation of the generation processes and the introduction of new digital technologies, which will make it possible to achieve these improvements of the productive process. In the area of digitalisation, these innovative pilot projects are notable. They are intended to evaluate the possible benefits that the introduction of new digital technologies can have in the fleet of our thermal power stations, and spearhead the DIGI PLANT digital deployment initiative.
The technologies being evaluated cover both the field of plant operation improvement and maintenance, and the field of staff safety and health improvement and environmental improvements. The following projects should be highlighted.
- IOT Besós: Demo project for the implementation of new digital technologies in the Besós Combined Cycle Plant. Among the technologies analysed are the use of wearables, predictive maintenance tools based on machine learning, IoT and wireless monitoring, artificial vision, implantation of RFID and NFC technologies.