Metso’s energy management system lowers fuel consumption and reduces emissions at Pori Energia in Finland

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The energy management system will be used to collect data from the power plants’ information systems, steam consumers and service providers.

Metso will supply an energy management system to Pori Energia in Pori, Finland, to enhance the efficiency of production planning and the overall economical operation of its power plants.

The energy management system will be used to collect data from the power plants’ information systems, steam consumers and service providers. The system analyzes the data based on which it makes various consumption forecasts and calculates the production plans of all production units.

Reliable, quickly available production plans make it possible to operate the power plants in the most energy-efficient way, which lowers fuel consumption and reduces emissions to the air. The system will also be used in electricity and emissions trading, fuel acquisition and annual planning.

“With the operation environment and cost factors constantly changing today, the significance of flexibility and efficiency in production planning is growing. A model-based, optimizing energy management system enables us to enhance our production planning as a whole, starting from short-term electricity production forecasts up to annual planning of revisions and fuel acquisition. Metso’s system will also enable us to improve the information distribution in our organization and overall economical operation of the power plants,” says Development Engineer Eero Niemitalo of Pori Energia.

The Metso DNA energy management system covers forecasts for steam and district heat consumption, optimization of production planning, long-term optimization, and support for electricity trading. The new system will be operational in the fall of 2011 and will be integrated into the existing automation and information systems supplied by Metso.

Pori Energia Oy’s most important products include electricity, district heat, industrial energy services as well as contracting and maintenance services. In 2010, its electricity sales amounted to 1,185 GWh and district heat sales to 638 GWh. The company has over 200 employees, and its net sales were MEUR 144.5 in 2010.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

Further information for the press, please contact:

Olli Koivumäki, Product Manager, Automation business line, Metso, Tel. +358 20 483 8148

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