Most of Telstra’s generators are managed and maintained by technicians that are required to attend each site. Due to the large amount of truck rolls associated with maintenance and testing, it has been an expensive and inefficient process.
Telstra Energy chose to work with accesstel to implement an IoT solution for remotely networking and managing their Standby Generator Plant.
They wanted to ensure the best possible customer experience for Telstra’s customers through enhancing the reliability of their network. The ability to remotely manage their stand-by generators and perform black-start tests on these units would achieve this.
accesstel successfully implemented an IoT solution to increase Telstra’s visibility of their generator plants.
The remote management system implemented by accesstel enables the:
We were able to successfully leverage energy market benefits to generate substantial savings from existing generators that were largely a sunk cost (ie utilise those generators to support the electricity market and the electricity grid at times of high price and high demand).
We were able to reduce the annual maintenance cost of managing the stand-by generators by reducing the need to physically go to site for routine maintenance testing.
We were able to increase the reliability of Telstra’s fleet of stand-by generators, through increased visibility and ease of testing.