From Switzerland to Italy: Repower entrusts BaxEnergy to monitor and control its wide portfolio of renewable power plants in Italy
Why is it fundamental, in 2022, to have an IT system for analyzing and monitoring the data of renewable power plants, capable of supporting and guiding managers to make the most appropriate choices for their business?
Repower, a leading energy company in southeastern Switzerland that produces renewable energy in Switzerland, Italy and Germany asked itself the same question, finding the right answer in BaxEnergy.
Repower is a company specialized in the production and sale of energy as well as in supplying services in the energy sector, with 3.25 billion CHF in turnover.
From 2013, Repower has been investing not only in Switzerland but also in Italy and from 2018 with an affiliated company – Repower renewable – which brings together over 15 plants including wind turbines, photovoltaic plants and mini hydroelectric plants.
Repower Renewable’s portfolio includes hydroelectric, solar and wind power plants, not forgetting to mention that in Switzerland Repower also builds and operates hydroelectric plants and designs, builds and manages a distribution network (from 0.4 to 150 kv), substations, transformer stations, substations and distribution lines up to the home connection.
BaxEnergy is a key partner for Repower to manage its Italian portfolio of renewable assets, embracing the company’s vision of a greener and more sustainable future thanks to the possibilities offered by technological and IT innovations.
The complete project will include the integration of 32 renewable plants for a total of 103 MW (21 PV, 9 Wind and 2 Hydro), which will be managed by our Energy Studio Pro® and AssetStack® platforms.
But let’s go back to the initial question: why is it so essential to have a centralized control and management system for your renewable plants portfolio and what positive impact does it have on the results of your business?
Unleash the true potential of renewable assets
Renewable power generation costs have fallen sharply over the past decade, driven by steadily improving technologies, economies of scale, competitive supply chains and improving developer experience.
“Costs for electricity from utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) fell 85% between 2010 and 2020.” – reported IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Nevertheless, there are still great challenges to face and only the tip of the iceberg has been scratched so far when it comes to:
- control and optimization of renewable energy production of power plants;
- analysis and optimization of costs related to the maintenance of power plants and production assets;
- reporting and external storage of historical data.
What does this mean in numbers?
Every year owners of renewable power plants have to face about 1-3% of losses in energy production, mostly deriving from bad decisions concerning the scheduling of maintenance activities and the absence of specific analytical software, such as ESP, useful to recapture that percentage and maximize production.
The Asset Management Platform AssetStack® will also provide data completeness, data quality reports and delivering data trends view and virtualized historical data with external storage.
Controlling the uncontrollable with BaxEnergy’s solutions
In conclusion, ESP and AssetStack® will help Repower’s managers and technicians in Italy to monitor signals from the power plants and correlate them to predict anomalies and failures, receive automatic notifications and set up workflows, ultimately allowing to literally keep a constant eye on performance and on working units so to react quickly to reduce production losses.
Our good hope is that the partnership with Repower can be an opportunity for the development of greater awareness toward the innovative solutions offered by BaxEnergy in the renewable energy sector.
If you’re asking yourself the same question, we would like to have the pleasure of meeting you and discussing together in more depth the solutions offered by BaxEnergy.
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