Proven Solutions for Renewables
To date, wind and solar have been the clear winners of the
- Distributed: Unlike conventional generation where assets are in close proximity and contained within a plant, wind and solar farms are geographically spread out. As such, the requirements for data collection, reliable store-and-forward communications, remote monitoring and control, operator mobility and security are different.
- Modular: Since the power generation footprint is considerably smaller, a “plug-and-play” architecture becomes key to standardization and scalability of the asset fleet. Furthermore, in an increasingly dynamic world of microgrids and prosumers (providers + consumers), ownership of these “information appliances” is likely to change hands more frequently over the lifecycle of the asset.
- Storage: The intermittent availability of these renewable fuel sources means that connectivity to storage and distributed control over these reserves should also be factored into the IT-OT integration strategy