The Powerful Combination of Human Operations Procedures With Real-time Data at AGL Energy Loy Yang Mine

AGL Energy is one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies and the largest ASX listed owner operator and developer of renewable energy generation in the country.  

The Loy Yang open cut brown coal mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, near Traralgon, is owned and operated by AGL Energy. At this site, the company’s objective was to streamline the provision of daily requirements and combine that data with real-time findings to evaluate the shifts’ production levels.

During each shift, the daily directions and targets had to be conveyed to the operations staff, indicating the requirements in terms of quantity and quality of the coal. Detailed information about the status and availability of the major equipment was also needed. 

To achieve this, AGL Energy Loy Yang Mine decided to implement Hexagon PPM’s j5 Operations Management Solutions. The utilized solutions are the j5 Operations Logbook, j5 Shift Handover, j5 Work Instructions, j5 Event Manager, the j5 Connector for the OSIsoft™ PI System™ and j5 Event Frames (connected to PI Event Frames), along with j5 Dashboards, Reports and Views and j5 IndustraForm® Templates. The PI System interface enables current and future planning data to be provided to j5 Operations Management Solutions.

This helps build the requirement details and shift production levels, enabling improved operations workflow. j5 Operations Management Solutions are saving time by producing concise requirements and directions at the start of each shift. All relevant information is available to the entire AGL Energy Loy Yang Mine operations crew allowing for greater communication and planning.  

Learn more about the detailed reports that AGL Energy Loy Yang Mine has gained through implementing j5 Operations Management Solutions by taking a look at the full case study. 


Victoria Singleton
Victoria is a communications specialist for Hexagon PPM’s EMIA region, where she creates marketing collateral and social media. Located in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Victoria has a MSc in International Marketing Management from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen & the Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing – along with a passion for all things social!

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