Customer Awards

Portland General Electric - Wonderware Hall of Fame ( One of Wonderware's Top 16 applications Globally)

Submitted to Wonderware PGE's Dispatchable Generation (DSG) program in a open global competition receiving one of the highest vendor awards globally (7 straight years). Factory IQ was PGE's solution provider and consultant implementing the nations leading dispatchable generation energy resource system that produces over 100MW as a utility grade lowest cost resource peaking power demand response system. Today after several years in operation the system connects to 85 remote customer assets (20,000 data points scanned every second) consisting of stand-by generators, PV solar, and biogas plant integrated into PGE's and BPA Dittmer's control centers. The DSG system was also a key player that participated in the $178M Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demo Project along with 11 other utilities connecting to a 5MW 1.25MWh lithium battery storage facility in Salem, Oregon. The system also connects into real-time to 13.5 MW thin-film solar projects that monitors advanced inverters (sensing voltage and current in panels, arrays and strings) providing power generation to several Prologis logistics warehouses and solar farms in Portland, Oregon.

The customer DSG application additonally recieved 2006 Peak Alliance Management Award, 2008 Best HMI/SCADA, 2009 Solar Pioneer Award from the Oregon Department of Energy and several front page articles from Control Engineering, Power Engineering, and Solar Magazines. As a result of program, awards, and the work done by the team PGE was interviewed by NBC Nightly News and the NY Times.

Gridwise Architectural Council - Gridwise Applied

The GWAC council awarded Factory IQ the Gridwise Applied Award for a project that demonstrated the complexity of aggregating geographically-distributed standby generators and renewables into a coherent dispatching and control system. The project integrates many different products from different vendors and highlights the need to improved interoperability and applying the principles espoused by the GWAC.

The GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) was formed by the U.S. Department of Energy that promotes and enables interoperability among the many entities that interact with the nation's electric power system. The (GWAC) council is a team of industry leaders from electric utilities, labs, government bodies, and providers who are shaping the guiding principles, and/or architecture, of a highly intelligent and interactive electric utility grid system— with actionable data decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities.

Brewery Batch Process Application

Submitted a Brewery project for SCADA and automation application into completion that recieved best application and HMI for operating a brewhouse control room for a batch recipe control-SCADA management system for the mashing, lautering, boiling, whirlpool, cooling, and fermentation. Production was increased from 8 to 14 brews/day (57%) with full recipe CIP process trending all process parameters, auto/manual modes, #batches, recipes, sequence, temperatures, pH, tank levels, valve positions (open/closed), alerts, and alarms. It provided a consistent brew process allowing the brew master, operations, engineering, and operators see the whole process, tune and diagnose problems keeping equipment performance at a optimum. Visiblity provide monitoring of production orders, product#, batch ID# and process parameters (level, temp, press, pH, CO2) with long-term history, equipment sequencing, start/stops, safety interlocks, and PLC equipment diagnostics through each brew stage of the process.

Wonderware and Managing automation published several articles that led to several customer site visits from Procter and Gamble, Mobil Oil and Miller Brewering engineering teams. Wonderware presented the brew application during a world tour and tradeshows. Wonderware invited Mr. Parry to join thier customer advisory committee (Procter and Gamble, Mobil Oil, and etc.) to help improve Wonderware's product and business.