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    The technological revolution currently taking place, with automation and artificial intelligence, is a key competitive element and one that will lead to a significant improvement in production capacity in every sector. Most industries are preparing for this change and the renewable energy sector has the opportunity to take advantage of this to improve the management of its installations and achieve greater profitability. An easy and accessible way of benefitting from this, as well as providing an immediate solution for wind power installations, is to update the wind turbine SCADAs. Even more importantly is to integrate every machine and wind farm into the new and more powerful CompactSCADA® Central Energy Control from Green Eagle Solutions.

    To date, the SCADAs installed in the majority of wind turbines are designed with the industrial mentality of years ago. These offer unprocessed basic information and lack flexibility when providing data that helps take decisions over short periods. The interfaces are not very interactive and often can only access information from the computer located on the same site. However, today’s CompactSCADA® technology offers a qualitative leap, giving the head of O&M and even the wind farm developer real time access to key information in the palm of their hand via their smartphone.

     

    The CompactSCADA® technology provides a solution that not only improves the features of the majority of the plant’s SCADAs, but also offers management tools and integration of other external elements of interest such as market prices, weather forecasts and alerts, and providing a solution to regulatory changes such as the OP9 and secondary regulation. Read more..

    Alejando Cabrera
    CEO, Green Eagle Solutions

    Article published in: FuturENERGY January-February 2017

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    New challenges and solutions for CHP

    GESTIÓN DE PLANTAS DE COGENERACIÓN. NUEVOS RETOS Y SOLUCIONES PARA LOS COGENERADORES

    The application of RD 413/2014 and the new payment scheme for the special regime technologies has led to uncertainty and a reduction in income there which makes it necessary to implement new solutions aimed at ensuring adequate compensation, and reducing the risk associated with the volatility of market prices. In the case of CHP plants, under RD 661/2007 it was valid to run the maximum number of hours, today is absolutely unthinkable, and we now need optimized management solutions that enable plants to continue to operate within profitable margins.

    A recent example of how regulatory changes affect such plants is found in the first quarter of 2014, when the very low prices of electricity made it extremely complex to operate CHP plants, which were even were forced to stop working, losing a great deal of money.

    Proper management of CHP plants is crucial to their survival. Here is a graphic example of how a CHP plant should no longer be operated.

    Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2014

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    NUEVOS RETOS PARA LA COGENERACIÓN

    These new times need new forms of management for CHP, and in industry in general. The new frame-Law 24/2013, RD 413/2014 and Order 1054/2014- is here and CHPs have possibilities and opportunities to compete in the current contexts, and in future even more, provided they effectively implement the reforms pending in regulated business and energy taxation. The “to be or not to be” of CHP will depend on the challenge of managing markets, regulatory developments and more far-reaching reforms.

    The driving principle behind Law 15/2012 is quite right – through payment-based operation – to put CHP on an equal footing to compete with other technologies in the market. Conceptually, the payment scheme and administrative framework of Royal Decree 413/2014 is, in its essence, correct.

    However, modelling of Order 1054/2014, especially in terms of energy output and services, completely outside national and European practice, have not. And of course, re-billing of CHP since July 2013 is an absurdity that should have been provisionally measured. The numerical result is challenging to a limit for many CHG plants, who must face a catharsis or not be viable, with a severe impact on the competitiveness of energy industries.

    Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2014

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