CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the early warning and diagnosis of equipment and performance problems in its power stations, AEP is adopting InStep's PRiSM predictive asset analytics software.
With about 80 generating stations and a generating capacity of nearly 38,000 MW, AEP delivers electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states and continually seeks new ways to maintain its leadership as a dependable and low-cost power producer. Adding InStep's PRiSM self-learning analytic software is expected to help AEP improve the monitoring of the real-time health and performance of its critical plant equipment assets.
InStep, which has installed software solutions for leading power generation, transmission and distribution companies globally, is pleased to add AEP to its customer base.
"We are very excited to work with AEP. We've long known them as a pioneer and leader in the power generation industry. PRiSM will give them a holistic, real-time software solution to continuously monitor the health and performance of their critical plant equipment," said John Kalanik, president of InStep Software.
PRiSM uses Advanced Pattern Recognition technology to detect when equipment is performing poorly or is likely to fail. The software platform can alert plant personnel of anomalies in time to diagnose and repair issues before potentially costly problems occur. Early identification of equipment problems can provide several tangible benefits for power generation utilities, including increased availability, reliability, production quality and capacity.
About InStep Software, LLC
InStep Software is a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive asset analytics software products and solutions. InStep extends the investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by collecting, archiving, displaying, analyzing and reporting the information provided by these systems. Many of the world's most successful companies use InStep's software products to actively manage and analyze the rapidly growing amount of real-time operational, asset health and regulatory related information. To learn more visit www.instepsoftware.com.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., serving over 5 million customers in 11 states. They own nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity, the largest electricity transmission network in the U.S. and more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
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