The SOAPP team consists of EPRI personnel located in Crowley, Texas and Palo Alto, California, dedicated to the development of future releases of SOAPP software and support of new and existing customers. Resources are supplemented by highly experienced engineers and project managers in Palo Alto and specialized subcontractors.
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SOAPP (State-of-the-Art Power Plant) software was conceived by Sargent & Lundy
1991 in response to a request-for-proposal from the Electric Power Research Institute
(EPRI) for an advanced software tool for power plant conceptual design and technology
comparison. At the time, a Windows-based software tool with sensitivity to
project-specific conditions was an aggressive goal for desktop computing, but computer
hardware and software were anticipated that could support the robust nature of SOAPP.
Initially, the software development was oriented towards pulverized-coal projects. In
1993, emphasis was placed on gas turbine projects when EPRI advisors envisioned that gas
turbines would provide the majority of new electricity capacity in the next decade and
that utilities and developers would gain major benefits in using such a tool.
The SOAPP software has been recognized both inside and outside of the power industry for its pioneering integration of multimedia content and interactive analysis, receiving the Award of Excellence and a Gold Medal from NewMedia magazines Invision Multimedia Awards. The SOAPP WorkStation also received an Achievement Award from the Consulting Engineers Council.
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Last modified: Thursday, December 28, 2006