During the Fall and Spring semesters, EPIC presents the Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are FREE and are open to students, faculty, and the public.
I4Gen (Insight through the Integration of Information for Intelligent Generation) is a concept that takes a holistic approach to create a digitally connected and dynamically optimized power plant. The I4Gen concept will enhance an operating workforce with the use of a digital platform. This digital platform will produce real time information to estimate equipment condition, enhance maintenance, optimize operations, and augment decision making abilities. The connected and integrated digital networks automatically integrate data and produce the information for various systems, functions, analysis, personnel, and actions.
The I4Gen vision requires connectivity and communication between systems, hardware, software, and users. Consequently, it requires an increase in data collection; autonomous data integration; methods for massive data management; the ability to reconfigure data integration and analysis; incorporation of advanced query capabilities; and applications that convert data to actionable intelligence.
Adopting the I4Gen approach in totality will be a large and complex undertaking. In many cases, adoption of selected digital technology platforms and capabilities over time, with short-term ROI and measurable benefits, is a realistic scenario. Near-term development and demonstration opportunities may provide tangible benefits including:
Advanced Asset Management through Monitoring and Diagnostics
Enhanced Operations and Maintenance through Digital Worker Technologies
Improved Information Management and Decision-Making through Data Analytics, Integration and Visualization
Quality Data Acquisition through Low-cost Sensor Technologies and Enhanced Sensing Capability
About the speaker
Parikh holds Level III vibration analyst and Level II infrared thermography certifications for electrical and mechanical equipment. He earned Bachelors of Engineering Degree from NIT, India and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from UNC Charlotte.
Pizza and beverages will be served so please be sure to register to attend the seminar.
This EPIC Seminar is co-sponsored by the local chapter of IEEE PES