The intermittent and variable nature of renewable power hinders scalable production to meet energy demands and renewable growth targets. Harnessing data is becoming more and more critical to increase availability, reduce downtime and optimize performance. Economic pressures also play a role because of reduced subsidies and globally volatile fuel costs. OJAS believes these challenges require a new approach to systems and information integration supported by a strong underpinning of advanced analytics. Systems built with this in mind can increase system availability, improve forecasting and reduce the overall operational and maintenance (O&M) expenses associated with integrating large-scale renewable power into the generation portfolio.OJAS has identified four phases of maturity along the progression path to large-scale renewable energy integration. Each phase represents a critical step in reaching higher business value for all industry stakeholders:
â— Build: Support project planning, as well as financing and overall project viability, with integrated, effective systems, processes and insights for improved design, siting, construction and power forecasting.
â— Monitor: Integrate fragmented monitoring systems and create common information models to monitor your entire fleet, and bring together systems and information from various original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to enable better performance and compliance.
â— Manage: Integrate renewable and fossil power generation assets to improve the reliability and performance of all generation assets to manage energy source volatility.
â— Optimize: Plan for scalable integration of intermittent energy using advanced information management and predictive analytics to increase system flexibility, and balance conventional and renewable resources.