CLP China has a burgeoning portfolio of more than 50 power generation assets spread across 15 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities – which means millions of people could be affected by any security breach or safety issue at its plants.
Keeping them safe and secure is a complex challenge as the portfolio continues to grow, but emerging technology has provided novel solutions from the farming and manufacturing industry.
CLP China has begun to set up virtual fences commonly used in farms to control livestock and to keep an eye on its plants and alert managers to any breaches of security. Meanwhile, it has also adopted smart glasses used by manufacturing workers to improve safety inspections.
Invisible lines of defence
CLP China’s Huaiji Hydro Power Station in Guangdong province, which consists of 12 individual hydropower stations, began installing 28 virtual fences at main entrances and critical and high-risk areas in April last year.
The virtual fences are equipped with an image-based intelligent intrusion detection system using virtual reality technology, which can detect entries as well as keep workers from inadvertently straying into dangerous areas.