Johannesburg/South Africa, September 2017: BaxEnergy team has organized a training project dedicated to provide Energy Studio Pro deep knowledge, fitting Enel Green Power RSA specific needs and requirements to monitor their mixed portfolio of power plants
Based in Johannesburg, Enel Green Power RSA (Republic of South Africa) is the Enel Group’s subsidiary committed to the development and management of electricity generation from renewable sources in South Africa. With over 1 GW of wind and solar photovoltaic projects, the Company is helping the Country to better shape the new trajectory towards circular economy and sustainable growth.
To respond to EGP RSA multiple needs about increasing power plants’ efficiency and operating them in a cost-effective way, BaxEnergy has deployed a large scale Local Control Room (LCR), located in company headquarters’ data-center, where is set-up Energy Studio Pro, making easy data acquisition and integration from any source and type of power plant, giving back homogenous visions of heterogeneous renewable portfolios.
Aiming to enhance the knowledge base and background awareness about Energy Studio Pro full capabilities, BaxEnergy team has held three days of users-training – from August 28th to 31st – for the LCR managers and operators as well as to data analysts and SCADA technicians. Focus of the training was exploring ESP Dashboard both Real-Time and Historical, going deeper into solution’s architectural schema and in each of its modules, from downtime and data analytics to alarm server, from workflow management to reporting system. The training, designed to be interactive and based on theoretical and practical class sessions, envisaged at its end an examination proof with the double goal of checking concepts fulfillment and scheduling further updates.
“We are more than satisfied of overall training accomplishment and user-audience’s interactions during class activities”, proudly affirms Mr. Carlo Tita, BaxEnergy Project Manager who continues saying: “Attention and interest were always very high, questions accurate and they all succeeded, becoming more familiar with ESP complex features. All in all, the final results are very positive, laying the groundwork for further meetings like this that help us to better understand customer’s unique needs while supporting LCR personnel to fully exploit solution’s capabilities, having back 100% benefits”.
EGP RSA project represents one of the cornerstones implemented by BaxEnergy in the African Continent offering to the company custom screens focused on solar inverter, known as HMI inverter, and advanced analytical tools such as the photovoltaic map with real-time data and string monitoring. The PV map allows to visually spot inverters and strings that have faults or are underperforming directing the technician to the exact location where the fault is occurring or the underperformance is detected, tacking also advantage of daily reports to better monitor devices status.
While Africa is revolutionizing its energy system at a very high speed, Enel Green Power is boosting its renewable portfolio projecting new solar and wind power plants across the Country as well as integrating – by the end of 2017 – new wind farms totaling 111 MW of installed capacity into Energy Studio Pro, thus strengthening the collaboration with BaxEnergy, both committed to bring a light of innovation blowing South Africa.
About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group Company fully dedicated to the international development and management of renewable energy sources, with operations in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Generating approximately 32 billion kWh of electricity in 2014 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 11 million households – Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix that provides generation volumes well over the sector average. The company has an installed capacity of more than 9,900 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass. The company has about 740 plants operating in 16 countries. For additional information about the company and service offers, please visit: www.enelgreenpower.com
BaxEnergy is dedicated to deliver innovative turnkey solutions to renewable energy players for complete visualization, data analysis and optimization of their power plants. The aim of the company is to make renewable energy easier, more efficient, affordable and secure, contributing to build a greener world for the benefit of present and future generations. BaxEnergy was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with offices in Italy, Portugal and South Africa. For additional information about the company and service offers, please visit: www.baxenergy.com
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