Olympic Performance: Appearing for the first time … ‘Smart’ Energy Management

Olympic Performance: Appearing for the first time … ‘Smart’ Energy Management

February 12, 2018 at 01:02pm

In order to enhance the stability and reliability of power supply at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 venues, GE Digital is providing a “smart” Energy Monitoring System (EMS) for the first time in the 122-year history of the Olympic Games.

It is critical to have stable and sustainable power supply throughout the Olympic venues – from the Olympic Stadiums, where various sporting events are being held; infrastructural facilities such as heating, water supply and drainage, athletic villages, medical centers; to the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC), which will broadcast sporting events in real time.

The EMS solution from GE – a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games – offers real-time visibility of energy management and enables prompt diagnosis for quick problem-solving in the case of power failures that may occur anywhere.

The Main Operations Center of PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games is expected to enhance its capability as a control tower, using the EMS with eyes on energy operation every second. As the operators remotely monitor energy from the Main Operations Center, the response speed to power failures is expected to be significantly enhanced.

Additionally, the system will record energy data generated as well as Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) connected to the Olympic Games Stadiums.

The GE Digital system, which measures power consumption throughout the Olympic Games, starting from this Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 for the first time, will collect precise power consumptions of each stadium and provide integrated analysis.

“The EMS will bring about great convenience in the energy operation at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018. Using data will help set up more economical power plans for the next Olympic Games,” said Willy Cho, GE Digital CEO. “This Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be a global best practice demonstrating strategic energy operation management at a sporting event.”

GE Digital will assist in a full range of digital solutions, from designing data collection procedures and management interface to onsite staff support.

Read more stories here about how GE Digital support customers across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

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