MEASURES OF SUCCESS:
22.69% increase in output upgrading five GE 9B gas turbines
added 75 million watts to existing capability sufficient to power over 60,000 homes
10.44% improvement on
saving several million dollars annually
in fuel costs
>2,350 MW efficiently managed
enough to power 1.8 million homes
>99.98% system availability
Results: Dubai Aluminium becomes more efficient, profitable, flexible, and reliable
DUBAL can also decrease fuel costs by choosing the most economical power source to meet its forecasted load while taking into account a variety of constraint variables. Substations can be monitored and controlled remotely to enhance productivity and reliability—and to most efficiently handle any emergency conditions or unscheduled events.
The XA/21 plant automation system also enables easier distribution of surpluses or deficits across the system, which capitalizes on new business opportunities of power trading in an open access system.