Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition "SCADA" Systems for Utility Scale PV Systems (including Power Plant Controller)
Full Control to 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 Response (AVR), Power Factor/VAR Control, Droop (Frequency Response), Droop (Voltage Response), CAP Bank Control.
Local Human Machine Interface (HMI) for Operators
Our local, on-site SCADA server comes installed with high-performance HMI software, programmed with custom tailored HMI graphical screens, enabling operators’ 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 historical trends, query raw and calculated data (1 second time stamps), and generate reports.
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.
As with all of Nor-Cal’s integrated solutions, each Nor-Cal SCADA system solution is fully customizable and tailored to meet all project and application-specific requirements. Using best practices within the industry, our solutions are designed to meet our customer’s unique needs and preferences.
Open Architecture; No “Black Box” Proprietary Solutions
Nor-Cal’s SCADA system solutions are all open architecture (open source), utilizing accessible, “off the shelf,” hardware and software components.
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.
Seamlessly Integrate with Third-Parties
Integrate with third-party off-takers, including Utility entities and O&M providers, utilizing our built-in OPC, Modbus, and DNP3 device communication protocols.