Friday, August 3, 2018

East Africa: Plan to Install Sensors in Geothermal Power Generation Facilities to Improve Efficiency

Using the “internet of things” to mainstream geothermal energy production in Africa (UNIDO)

(Video 1:47 Minutes)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is partnering with the Government of Japan to improve the efficiency of geothermal electricity production in East Africa. The plan is to install sensors in geothermal power generation facilities, which will detect temperature and vibrations. The data will be analyzed by computers in order to increase the plants’ efficiency. The technology allows companies to remotely monitor and manage the production and distribution of energy in real time.

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