OPEN SOURCE SCADA SYSTEMS FOR YOUR SOLAR POWER PLANT
Protect the Nerve Center of your Solar Operation with Nor-Cal’s Turnkey SCADA Systems
Cost-effective, reliable, open-source SCADA systems from Nor-Cal Control protect your investment and make sure that you have complete control over your utility-scale solar operation.
From initial design to on-going maintenance, Nor-Cal’s provides you with an efficient and open-architecture SCADA solution that reduces your total cost of ownership and guarantees decades of reliable system performance.
Our open-source SCADA system delivers industry-leading performance while allowing flexibility and scalability. It integrates well with third-party programs, giving you the freedom to choose supplemental software that suits your budget.
More Control, Better Visibility, No Vendor Lock-in
With Nor-Cal you get more control, better visibility and faster troubleshooting with automatic alarm notification. Because we are open source, you are protected from vendor lock-in and proprietary black-box solutions. Each Nor-Cal SCADA system solution is fully customizable and
tailored to meet all project and application-specific requirements as well as our customer’s unique needs and preferences.
Customers have the peace of mind knowing that their system will continue to be supported throughout the life of their project, with many accessible options regarding maintenance and upgrades into the future.
PPC Model Validation
Nor-Cal has partnered with Nayak Corp. to validate the Nor-Cal Controls PPC PSCAD model with major inverter manufacturers, including Power Electronics, TMEIC and SMA. Our PSCAD PPC modeling satisfies HECO, CAISO, ERCOT and NE requirements.
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SCADA Systems That Meet any PPA, Utility and Owner Requirements
Nor-Cal’s turnkey SCADA systems include a Power Plant Controller, which enables site-wide substation and individual inverter and device level control, meeting all controls functionality requirements per the project specifications.
Our standard control implementation includes, but is not limited to: MW Curtailment, Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), Power Factor, VAR Control, Droop, Voltage Droop, Breaker and CAP Bank Control. We also provide automation of ADS interface/system if the resource is participating in the CAISO market.
Key Performance Capabilities
Local Human Machine Interface (HMI) For Operators
Our local, on-site SCADA server comes installed with high-performance HMI software. It’s programmed with custom tailored HMI graphical screens that allow operators to gain total visibility and control over all site inverters and devices. Includes real-time and historical alarm viewer.
Local Historian for Database Querying and Report Generation
Our local, on-site historian server comes installed with historian software, enabling operators and project stakeholders to perform analysis on performance as well as aid in troubleshooting site issues. Our SCADA control systems aggregates and archives process data for smarter operational decisions.
Automatic Alarm Notification
Automatically receive critical alarm notifications (Email and SMS Text) for all devices monitored by the Nor-Cal SCADA system. Configure alarm recipients and escalation schemes based on alarm priority.
Energy Management Systems for Battery Storage (EMS)
Nor-Cal provides turnkey engineering services to integrate complete Energy Management Systems to extend the value of your solar investment. The EMS acts as the master orchestrator enabling control, between the battery storage system and PV Balance of Plant (BOP) equipment (inverters). Our solutions meet or exceed all Utility requirements.
Nor-Cal SCADA systems provide for full monitoring, historian archiving, alarm notification, and control of all battery storage system components including the on-site inverters, MET sensors, and revenue meters. Standard control functionality includes but is not limited to: solar smoothing/energy shifting, frequency regulation, power setpoint, voltage setpoint, grid support(black start operation), and variable ramp control.