How SIMEC Energy Became Data-centric - 8 weeks to deploy, paid for in 6!
SIMEC Energy Australia (SEA) is a member of the GFG Alliance, an international group of industrial, mining and energy businesses working together to create a sustainable future for industry and society. SEA’s purpose is to build a renewable energy focused business, delivering low-cost energy, at the lowest emissions and within a sustainable risk framework for the GFG Alliance in Australia.
With a sound renewable energy development and contracting pipeline and a dedicated team of specialists, SEA delivers value across the energy spectrum for the GFG Alliance’s assets that meets today’s needs and GFG’s vision for GREENSTEEL and carbon neutrality by 2030.
As strategic energy managers of the GFG Alliance’s energy needs, SEA manages a complex energy portfolio servicing diverse demands from different assets across Australia. These include steel manufacturing facilities, coal, and iron ore mining.
SEA is a direct wholesale market customer within the National Electricity Market. Their load is north of 2.5 TWh/annum of electricity and 8.5 PJ/annum of gas, similar to an energy retailer.
Through becoming a data-centric business, SEA could transition from a static to a dynamic load management model, adding significant value to their business.
Ignite worked with the SEA team to develop a solution and provide a virtual data analytics team to support the focused SEA’s Energy team. Through accessing and co-ordinating complex data sets from AEMO and SEA’s client assets, Ignite provides SEA with a close to real-time understanding of their energy position.
Through user friendly data visualisation tools (built in Power BI), the Ignite team are working with the SEA team to enable operators across GFG assets to understand their energy load and inform energy management decisions.
Ignite are currently collaborating with SEA analysts to customise dashboards in an ongoing cycle of development, constantly adding value and capability to the existing solution.
Together with Ignite, The SEA team is now working on bringing gas data into their database, so that they can manage their gas portfolio in a similar manner, making similar gains. This will be the first solution of its type in Australia. Watch this space…
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