Operational Benchmark

(U.S. fossil fuel plants only)

What is an Operational Benchmark? Overview

  • Plant Operators must maintain high reliability and high profits while plants are being required to be more flexible to compensate for the variable generation addition of renewable energies into the grid.
  • With an Operational Benchmark you can compare your power plant operations against other units of the same capacity, age, and fuel. Estimate the wear and tear due to power plant on/off and load cycling. Keep reading and you will discover what you can gain ...

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Level 2 Solution Deep

  •   We need your name and MW Data
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Operational Benchmark Report

Your account will include:

  • Plants & Units Operation Statistics
  • Cycling averages comparison and ranking
  • Annual Damage and peer comparison
  • Annual Starts (Hot/Warm/Cold) and Load Follows
  • Annual Capacity and Utilization Factors

and also ...

  • Personalized dashboards
  • Dynamic tables
  • Interactive Plots
  • Two reports per year
  • Automatic updates

Operational Dashboard

Total Net Generation
120 GWh
45 % From last year
Total Cycling (EHS)
27 % From last year
Number of Starts
10 % From last year
Load Followings
4 % From last year
Operating days
45 %
1 % From last year
Hot/Warm/Cold starts
23 %-10 %- 11 % From last year

Peer Comparison

This unit has been automatically compared with 10 Subbituminous coal units for which the prime mover is Steam turbine with a nameplate capacity between 734 and 920 MW, that started operations between 1977 and 1983.

On the right, a summary plot shows a radial comparison of the most important key perfomance indicators for cycling. Values in the radial direction are percentages and are normalized to the value of your peers.

Summary Plot

This Unit's info

Plant Name Los Olmos EC
Unit ID 1
Fuel Sub. coal
Prime Mover Steam Turbine
Nameplate Cap. (MW) 850
Year Online 1980
Operation's data 2003-2018

Cycling Averages (2003-2018)

Historical average values for:Your UnitYour Peers Diff. (%)
Cycling (EHS)74.469.7 6 %
Total starts 8.9 8.9 0 %
Hot Starts 3.5 3.9 16 %
Warm Starts 3.9 3.4 13 %
Cold Starts 1.5 1.5 0 %
Significant Load Follows 312.8 258.8 18 %

Cycling ranking


Peer Comparison

All this ... and much more.

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INGRID is an economical solution that can be used to keep updated operations, compare your plant operations with your peers, quantify the actual damage to your plant due to an increase in cycling, optimize your operations, and gain strategic advantage