Project For: SB Energy
Enterprise SCADA Streamlines Processes for Renewable Energy
SB Energy engaged Vertech to provide a world-class enterprise SCADA solution for their new remote operations center. They needed a single-platform SCADA system to oversee six solar locations across North America and report industry-standard KPIs and data analytics in real-time.
SB Energy wanted a way to monitor and control a newly acquired portfolio of PV Solar Plants from their remote operations center in Redwood City, California. This enterprise-level SCADA project involved designing an Ignition solution that could integrate with six solar sites to perform real-time data acquisition, data validation, data consolidation, site monitoring, and performance analysis with clear industry relevance. The client requested that the Ignition platform be used at both the Enterprise and Site levels. It was critical that the new software’s performance would stand up to the sheer amount of data coming in from power plants in the field, while also providing a modern and beautiful UI that end users would appreciate.
The Vertech team successfully created a single-platform, multi-site management tool that allows this greenfield operations center full access to view and optimize performance at each remote site. Ignition Perspective was the primary visualization tool for the application. With its ability to connect to multiple data sources, an unlimited tag count, and web-based SCADA capabilities, the Ignition platform proved to be an ideal fit for SB Energy's business environment. As a result of the enterprise solution, which employs powerful Ignition features, SB Energy has complete visibility of its fleet of sites, assets, and energy production performance. Now they can more easily maximize energy production and resolve maintenance issues with less time and resources. The dynamic, highly scalable new system also gives SB Energy a strong base for the future.
DEPLOY DATE: October 2021
- Tags: 386,000
- Screens: 39 + 10 popups
- Clients: Remote operations center with 6 monitors in control room (30+ users)
- Alarms: 650
- Devices used: 6 Sites (1.7 GW), 6 Substations, 47 Breakers, 351 Blocks, 1720 Inverters, 611 Trackers, 27 MET Stations
- Architectures used: Hub & Spoke
- Databases used: Postgres SQL Server
- Historical data logged: 10K Updates per Second, 6.38B Updates per Month, 10K+ Calculations, 1.2 TB of Data
Chad is a Senior Control Integrator at Vertech. He has worked there since 2017 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Arizona State University.Created By:
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SB Energy is a leading utility-scale solar, energy storage, and technology platform. We develop, construct, and own and operate some of the largest and most technically advanced renewable projects across the United States. Our experienced team and deep partnerships across development, financing, construction, and operations bring strong execution and innovation to each of our projects and have enabled SB Energy to rapidly scale. sbenergy.comIndustry: