PIC Group’s Remote Operating Center in Full Operation
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PIC Group, Inc., a global power and energy service provider, announces the full operation of its remote operating center (ROC), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Particularly suited for renewable energy applications such as wind, solar and hydropower, PIC Group’s ROC is a versatile platform for all technologies including simple cycle and combined cycle power plants as well as refining operations. Compliant with NERC CIP protocols and industry cyber-security standards, the ROC integrates all available data sources for a central hub of operations tailored to a plants unique configuration.
“Manned 24-hours per day, 7-days per week, PIC Group’s remote operations center combines state-of-the-art technology with highly qualified and experienced control room operators for unmatched operations and control capability,” said Frank Avery, President and CEO at PIC Group.
Offering full start, stop and control capability, fully documented operations protocols for coordinating ROC and site staff as well as immediate response to plant issues including plant trips, and equipment failures, PIC Group’s ROC enables improved plant performance through production models that minimize lost production through advanced scheduling of maintenance activities and Advanced Artificial Intelligence Application (AI) modeling to identify and predict failure.
Completed in January 2020, PIC Group’s ROC is currently contracted to perform operations and control services with several plants including a wind power station in California, a PV solar energy system in Mexico and an ethanol plant in North Carolina.
To learn more about PIC Group and its ROC capabilities, visit: www.picgroupinc.com.
PIC Group, Inc. is dedicated to delivering value by providing global energy services to facilities across six continents – North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia/Oceania and Europe. Industries served include power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper and manufacturing. PIC provides O&M Services (Care, Custody and Control), Commissioning and Startup, Training, Documentation and Staffing. PIC has been providing services for over thirty years and has 700 employees.
PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 Company. Marubeni is a major Japanese sogo shosha (international trading company) and the third largest global independent power producer (IPP).
Marubeni Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries use their broad business networks, both within Japan and overseas, to conduct importing and exporting (including third country trading), as well as domestic business, encompassing a diverse range of business including consumer products, food, agriculture, chemicals, energy and metals and power business machinery and infrastructure.
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