ACWA Power launches new project to improve solar plants’ efficiency

19 January 2018 (Last Updated January 18th, 2018 13:39)

Saudi Arabia-based company ACWA Power has launched a new centralised control and monitoring pilot project to improve the efficiency of its solarpower plants.

Saudi Arabia-based company ACWA Power has launched a new centralised control and monitoring pilot project to improve the efficiency of its solarpower plants.

The project will use Huawei’s FusionSolar smart photovoltaic (PV) management system, which is designed to enhance communication capabilities.

The system is expected to allow ACWA power to troubleshoot problems automatically through a solarpower network, as well as and remotely monitor the plant.

“This pilot programme is an important step in our continuous pursuit of delivering power reliably and at the lowest possible cost.”

It is also intended to increase availability and minimise the cost of operations and maintenance (O&M).

ACWA Power’s fully-owned O&M contractor NOMAC’s president and CEO Julio Torre Gutierrez said: “Technology in the renewable energy industry is rapidly evolving not only on how electricity is generated but also in how plants are operated.

“This pilot programme is an important step in our continuous pursuit of delivering power reliably and at the lowest possible cost, a mission that necessitates the implementation of the latest solutions.

“The pilot programme is the first step in rolling out this technology in current and future sites as we strive to digitise our operations.”