GP Strategies to Provide EtaPRO™ System to Northland Power
COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 24, 2013
COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Global performance improvement
solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) today announced that
Northland Power Inc. (NPI) has selected the EtaPRO^™ Performance and Condition
Monitoring System for implementation at selected thermal plants, solar farms
and wind turbine sites located in Canada. The system will provide critical
production, performance and reliability information to facility and corporate
NPI selected the EtaPRO System for broader deployment following its success at
the Thorold Cogeneration Plant. "The Thorold plant staff quickly took hold of
the EtaPRO technologies to streamline many day-to-day tasks, including load
forecasting and interacting with the market," said Greg Lennox, Construction
General Manager for NPI. "We were impressed with the breadth of EtaPRO System
technologies and GP Strategies' willingness to be flexible in meeting our
The EtaPRO System will be installed at each generating site, as well at the
Northland Power corporate offices in Toronto. The system will provide
real-time monitoring, thermodynamic modeling and anomaly detection, as well as
dashboards, reports, screens, alerts and roll-up of facility information. In
addition, GP Strategies will automate the collection of data from Ontario's
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), which will allow Northland
Power to more efficiently market its power for each facility with less
"We are pleased that NPI selected GP Strategies to expand the EtaPRO System.
We look forward to working directly with NPI's management and operations
groups," stated Joe Nasal, Senior Vice President of GP Strategies' Energy
Services Group. "The NPI projects showcase how the EtaPRO System technologies
can bring value to both thermal plants and renewables," added Mr. Nasal.
The EtaPRO System is deployed in 34 countries on over 1,000 generating units.
For more information about GP Strategies' Performance Engineering Services,
About Northland Power
Northland Power is an independent power producer founded in 1987 and publicly
traded since 1997. Northland produces "clean" (natural gas) and "green" (wind,
solar and hydro) energy, providing sustainable long-term value to
shareholders, stakeholders and host communities. The company owns or has a net
economic interest in 1,319 MW of operating generating capacity, with an
additional 90 MW of generating capacity currently in construction, and another
800 MW of wind, solar and run-of-river hydro-projects with awarded power
contracts. Northland Power also holds the rights to a majority equity stake in
Gemini, a 600 MW offshore wind project located 85 km off the coast of the
Netherlands in the North Sea. Northland's cash flows are diversified over five
geographically separate regions and regulatory jurisdictions in Canada, Europe
and the United States.
About GP Strategies
GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement
solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and
engineering services. GP Strategies' solutions improve the effectiveness of
organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and
business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its
clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and
energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional
information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.
© 2013 GP Strategies Corporation. All rights reserved. GP Strategies and the
GP Strategies logo design are trademarks of GP Strategies Corporation.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130502/PH05881LOGO )
SOURCE GP Strategies Corporation
Contact: Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer, 410-367-9640; or Sharon
Esposito-Mayer, Chief Financial Officer, 410-367-9636; or Jamie Coffey,
Director, Communications, 443-255-3400
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.