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Increase your understanding of power generation in urban and congested areas
See real-time images and power plant data from previously unmonitored areas
As an add-on to the Power RT service, subscribers can now see real-time images and power plant data provided by Genscape's infrared power plant monitoring network. Focusing on urban areas where Genscape's traditional technology is not able to monitor plants, this technology provides customers with power plant data in those previously unmonitored markets. This information further enhances Genscape's unmatched network of real-time power supply information, as it adds many highly desired sites.
With the Infrared Power Plant Add-On, subscribers can see:
- Real-time plant data and pictures for plants in the East, ERCOT, and West regions, including plants in New York City, San Antonio, and Los Angeles
- Stack Status Report showing stack level megawatts over the last 7 days
- Plant Details Page with live pictures and graphs updating every 5 minutes
How does it work?
Images are captured using standard infrared cameras, allowing detection of heat signatures 24 hours a day. The images are taken every 5 minutes and are transmitted using cellular modem technology. Using cutting-edge image processing technology and algorithms, the picture is translated to numbers. Custom-developed algorithms translate the numbers into a megawatt value. Algorithms attempt to detect picture noise such as the clouds, rain, and apply customized noise reduction for different situations.