News | December 12, 2016

ABB Showcases Leading-Edge Power Generation Solutions At PGI 2016 In Orlando

Symphony Plus technology on display underlines ABB’s leadership in distributed control systems and its digital credentials.

ABB will present its complete portfolio of solutions for the power generation industry at this year’s Power Gen International 2016, held in Orlando, Florida on December 13-15.

This annual event is the industry leader, providing coverage of the trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. ABB will hold a number of conference presentations and highlight leading-edge technologies and products at booth #2218, which enable power generators and operators to optimize project costs, manage plants and generate energy efficiently.

Among the showcased technologies, ABB will present its Symphony Plus control system, thanks to which ABB has been recognized as the world’s number one supplier of distributed control systems (DCS) in the power generation segment. Symphony Plus follows an ‘evolution without obsolescence’ approach of introducing new technology with enhanced benefits while protecting long-term investments by ensuring full compatibility with existing installations. Furthermore, this control system adds value for customers by carefully collecting, analyzing and providing actionable insights on plant and engineering data in their systems, ultimately allowing them to lower project risk, reduce cost and throughput times and improve asset performance and profitability.

“Around a third of the 70 million devices connected to ABB control systems are for power generation control. In addition, ABB has the leading installed base of digital control systems in power generation – putting us in a primary position to write our future together with our customers,” said Kevin Kosisko, Managing Director of ABB’s Power Generation and Water business unit. “With our vast DCS installed base, wealth of expertise and application know-how, and globally recognized technology, we are able to help customers react to dynamic global trends, improve their operations and ultimately their business.”

A part of the discussion
While many ABB experts will be on the floor during the show, a number will be available during the following conference curriculum presentations presented and chaired by ABB:

  • The Low Carbon Landscape – Flowers or Weeds? Presented by Shilpa Kokate
    • PGI 6C - Low-Carbon, Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation I
  • Digitalization: Moving from Step Change to Transformation in Power Generation, Presented by Thomas Trepanier
    • PGI 12A - From Smart Monitoring & Diagnostics to Prediction: Data Analytics and the Plant of Tomorrow, The Digital Power Plant
  • Integrating Renewables in the Power generation Mix, Presented by Francisco Tacoa
    • PGI 10B - Asset Management, Plant Performance II
  • Global Technology and Experience in Gas Emissions, Chaired by Richard Vesel
    • CG 17C, Evolving Clean Coal Technologies
  • From Smart Monitoring & Diagnostics to Prediction: Data Analytics and the Plant of Tomorrow, Chaired by Francisco Tacoa
    • PGI 12A - From Smart Monitoring & Diagnostics to Prediction: Data Analytics and the Plant of Tomorrow, The Digital Power Plant
  • Unconventional Natural Gas Supply for Power Generation, Chaired by Rodney Durban
    • PGI 7C - Unconventional Natural Gas Supply for Power Generation Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation II

Symphony Plus is the latest generation of ABB’s highly successful Symphony family of control systems. With more than 6,700 systems installed in the past 30 years and more than 50 gigawatts of additional power capacity installed during the last five years, much of it in the power generation and water sectors, ABB has one of the largest installed bases of distributed control systems in the world.

About ABB
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a more than 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. ABB’s Americas operations are headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service and other major facilities. For more information, visit