“Wi th Covid-19 pandemic striking the world, the need to operate remotely is at high-stake than ever. If anything, this is the best time to make an affordable retrofit to restore your non- functional SCADA and prevent expensive replacements in the foreseeable
Solar PV plants are usually spread across the large geographical areas with many equipments like inverters, string combiner box, and protective switchgears. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system provides a complete overview of the operational status and control of these very equipments. It is a system that unifies all the equipments in a plant to put forth a complete picture. Poorly engineered system can give out an adverse causality at any point in time.
If your PV SCADA system is not functional, or if you cannot see the generation data remotely, do not worry – you are not the only one. A big percentage of PV plants in India do not have fully operational SCADA. In 2019-20 alone EnerMAN has retrofitted over 350MWs of PV plants with ETi -SOL, IOT based low-cost SCADA system.
With over 1GW of monitoring experience, EnerMAN Technologies provides solutions to restore your Non- functional SCADA, expansion of your current SCADA system and tailor-made solutions like virtual plant control to meet your specific requirements With our products like ETi -SOL, ETi -Connect and ETi -SAM we further streamline your monitoring to make it cost-effective, with advanced alarming, artificial intelligence-driven alerts and insightful reports. Here are the broad cases where our solutions have successfully restored Non- functional SCADA systems.
Listed below are the most common use cases where customers switched to ETi -SOL.
1. PLC BASED SCADA SYSTEMS DOES NOT ALLOW EASY REMOTE ACCESS/ EXPENSIVE TO UPGRADE FOR NEW FEATURES
If you are worried about your hugely invested non- functional PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) with unavailable site support from equipment manufacturer, there is an affordable and simple solution from EnerMAN Technologies. We survey your site with the help of our experts and provide IoT dataloggers that are much more efficient and data-driven than the PLC’s. We can reuse most of the networking hardware from PLC-based systems. Scalability and Interoperability are in favor of IoT devices today, and we provide just that.
2. DATA AVAILABLE AT MCR FOR VIEWING PURPOSE ONLY. CAN NOT DOWNLOAD/ GENERATE REPORTS
Are you missing that big picture for operational costs, scheduling, maintenance, and resource management despite having an entire SCADA system in place? This is because of the lack of insightful data. EnerMAN Technologies with its expertise in data-driven solutions should be your corrective measure. A small investment can give you a big save. All you need to do is provide your requirements and your existing template. Our solutions make sure you have reduced downtime, required predictive maintenance thereby bringing down the operational costs. We employ Artificial Intelligence and Machine
learning techniques to slice and dice the data to provide meaningful insights.
3 . NO SERVICE FROM THE SUPPLIER TO RESTORE/ REPLACE NON - FUNCTIONAL LOGGERS.
Already have IoT ( Internet of Things) SCADA but having trouble with the gateway/ dataloggers? Call us. We are the experts and one of the Market leaders in this area. We survey your third party dataloggers and get your SCADA up and running. We also support any data formats from existing loggers and get the data with the templates you want to see.
We also take up the replacement of non- functional sensor equipments used for weather and power monitoring.
4 . NEED ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS ON WORKING SCADA
Already using a functional SCADA system but wanting to expand your power lines but existing SCADA does not support expansion? No worries. Our IoT solutions provide flexibility for present and future expansion possibilities. We will be able to expand your existing functional SCADA in a very short span. No need to worry about the scalability of our solutions for future expansion. Our products are Interoperable, standardized, and scalable. We not only provide monitoring but also device control. Al l in a single
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Author: Megha V Gopal
Sr. Engineer - R&D
EnerMAN Technologies Private Limited