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Solar PV SCADA

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.

EMS SCADA (BESS)

An Energy Management System (EMS) is a supervisory controller that dispatches one or more energy storage/generation systems. It is required to monitor and optimally control each energy storage system, as well as to interoperate multiple energy storage/generation systems.

Microgrids

The power grid is undergoing a massive shift towards renewable energy. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are crucial for this transition. Explore microgrids, can integrate with the grid and overcome challenges like stability and islanding operation, unlocking a future powered by clean and reliable energy.

RTDS Services

A Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) allows testing of both PPC & Plant equipment.
Testing is based on real world PPC and unique site control requirements.
The RTDS system can simulate PV, PV+BESS, and/or standalone BESS systems.

Met Stations

The Nor-Cal Controls’ Tahoe™ MET Station combines functionality, reliability, and simplicity to an existing technology. With an open architecture design, the MET Station is fully customizable and applicable with multiple SCADA applications and hardware platforms.

Operator Training (SSOT)

Understand the “Big Picture” of Solar PV Plant Operations. Improve employee performance and productivity. Enhance your career path in Solar PV.
Learn all about Solar & Storage operations through our comprehensive courses.

Experience the Nor-Cal Difference

A responsive, dedicated team of enthusiastic engineers, project managers and support staff is always available to meet your needs.
No proprietary lock in. No Blackbox SCADA. No unanswered calls. We turn their “no” into a YES! – for you.

Open Architecture; Open Source Freedom and Flexibility

Nor-Cal’s SCADA system solutions are all open architecture (open source), utilizing accessible, “off the shelf,” hardware and software components.

Seamlessly Integrate with Third Parties

Integrate with third-party off-takers, including Utility entities and OEM providers, utilizing our built-in OPC, Modbus, and DNP3 device communication protocols.

Fully Customizable

Each Nor-Cal SCADA and DAS system solution is fully customizable and tailored to meet all project and application-specific requirements.

No “Black Box” Proprietary Solutions

Avoid costly and proprietary lock-ins that require you to stay within the confines of a system and approach that may limit your current capacity and scalability. Change equipment where-ever, whenever.

Dedicated Team

Our experienced and responsive team has the capability, expertise and problem-solving skills to address any solar PV challenge. Each team is formed to bring deep knowledge and expertise to your specific project. Our engineers are problem-solvers with an industrial mindset for
thoroughness and attention to detail, tempered with the ambition to provide designs that are cost effective and under budget.

50+ years of Power Control Expertise

Nor-Cal Controls takes a proactive approach to projects, anticipating project requirements with a detailed planning approach that prevents potential problems and mitigates client risk. Nor-Cal goes beyond solar to offer you deep experience in traditional power controls. This has earned
us the industry reputation “best in controls.” We cover design, implementation, rip and repair needs to mitigate your risk and promote your success.

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.

EXAMPLE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

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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