The Beijing International Electric Power Data Monitoring and Diagnostic (M&D) Center will be the first of its kind in China to utilize GE’s digital solutions suite.

The challenge

GE’s digital solution technology takes on the challenge of increasing power output while decreasing unplanned downtime.

The solution

GE’s digital solutions will enable Datang to improve the reliability, availability and profitability of their current and future power generation units.


Increasing efficiency and decreasing unplanned downtime

reduction in carbon emissions for coal-fired plants

decrease in unplanned downtime

saving of maintenance cost for gas power plants


The M&D Center will speed up the digitization of Datang and will promote the effective integration of Datang's power assets with the capabilities of Internet+, cloud computing and big data. Moving forward, GE and Datang will continue to propel the digitization of China’s power industry by expanding our IoT collaboration.

Yang Dan

Vice President of GE Power in China

Power Digital Services signed an agreement with Datang Group to break ground on the Beijing International Electric Power Data Monitoring and Diagnostic (M&D) Center. The M&D Center, utilizing GE’s digital solution suite, will maximize efficiency through real-time data collecting. The agreement is the first-of-its-kind in China to employ GE’s digital solutions.

Focused on improving the reliability, availability and asset profitability of current and future power generation units, GE and Datang will continue to share strategy, resources and other expertise moving forward.

Based on GE’s global research of similar global fleets, the immediate outcome from using digital solutions can result in an average of 2 percent increase in power generation output, 5 percent decrease on unplanned downtime and 25 percent savings of operational and maintenance costs for gas power plant. For coal-fired plants, on top of an average efficiency gain of 1.5 percent and a decrease of 5 percent unplanned downtime, the carbon emissions could be reduced by 3 percent.

“This is a ground-breaking deal in the region with its scale and significance,” said Yang Dan, vice president of GE Power in China.

The M&D Center perfectly fits into Datang’s roadmap—becoming its domestic base for the Asia-Pacific region, while increasing its presence internationally.

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