AR/VR in Power & Utilities
The power sector has been one of the earlier adopters of AR/VR technologies. Although there's always been a reliance on traditional methods for carrying out standard procedures, some of the steps taken by power companies for improving their learning and development process has been very encouraging. The implementation of any technology involves a capital investment, which may not be feasible for every power company. Such a burden does not need to be the case with implementing immersive technologies. As some companies in this sector are beginning to realize the benefits of using advanced technologies in operations, they are experiencing an improvement in operational efficiency and processes to better serve customers. The use of virtual reality and augmented reality in a power plant has the potential to minimize operational costs, improve safety, and broaden the types of services provided in these industries.
Virtual Power Plant
The ChallengeThe power and utilities sector generally experiences the following challenges:
Veative has developed a simulation for a leading power company which is engaged in the business of generation of electricity, and allied activities. The company also undertakes consultancy and turnkey project contracts that involve engineering, project management, construction management and operation, and the management of power plants. The company wanted to explore new technologies to more effectively train their employees.
Veative has developed an immersive simulation of HTLT (High Tension Low Tension) for one of their power plants. The user can explore various areas of the facility by first passing through a set of safety procedures, and then actually performing an isolation switching process, virtually. The user has to follow a prescribed course of instructions while engaging in various scenarios.
The simulation has been developed for the HTC Vive platform. The solution has been successfully installed at the L&D centre of the company.
- The above solution is helping the organization to better train their employees by allowing them to experience a situation before actually going on site
- This has helped the organization to reduce the cost of conducting a typical training session as it has resulted in vastly reducing the number of on-site visits
- The solution has helped in providing a better and smarter orientation process for new employees
- Better safety and hazard training points to an expected reduction in safety-related incidents