Maintaining efficient and effective operations is a top priority for every clean energy site WATT implements. When systems run properly, site managers can achieve more. This is why implementing strong site monitoring systems is an essential part of the services we deliver for renewable energy projects.
Site monitoring allows you to repair your systems as soon as an issue occurs, decreasing the risk of costly equipment failures and preventing outages. It can also guide regular maintenance procedures, increase outputs, and allow site managers the ability to oversee more sites.
What Does Remote Monitoring Do?
Many of WATT Renewables’ clean energy solutions are located in remote areas internationally. This can pose a challenge for overseeing operations and troubleshooting problems. Many of our site managers have multiple sites, which makes repairs, malfunctions, maintenance, and poor output a potential issue if monitoring isn’t available.
WATT is built on innovation in energy systems, which means we aren’t afraid to address traditional challenges head-on. As a solution for these potential issues, we’ve set up intuitive remote monitoring systems for our sites.
Remote monitoring for renewable energy sites gives managers the ability to track sites in real time, ensuring that every aspect of the site is running as intended. If any equipment fails or malfunctions, smart detection technology will find the issue quickly so you can resolve it before it can cause any further problems. Reporting also provides data that can be used to update maintenance schedules, improve efficiencies, and make remote site management accessible.
How Does Remote Monitoring Work?
Remote monitoring is exactly what it sounds like: monitoring energy sites from a remote location. A large part of what makes monitoring in this fashion so appealing is the organization; all aspects and operations of your site are located in one easily accessible place. Many platforms can also be tailored specifically to meet site needs, adding extra versatility.
In any business, information is an essential asset. Remote monitoring allows a team to gather and analyze data, then utilize that data to further improve the site. With the high efficiency that comes with remote monitoring, site managers can save both time and money, all while providing better and more stable service for clients and end-users.
WATT Renewables’ Remote Monitoring
At WATT Renewables, it’s our goal to create renewable energy sites that are fully set up for success. As a result, we offer a wide range of services including engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance. Remote monitoring is part of our series of preventative maintenance services. We understand that all stakeholders and decision makers require up-to-date, accurate information to keep systems operating at a high level of efficiency.
To provide this, we have incorporated innovative technology into our processes and design. Some of the features include:
- A centralized app with visual reports
- Remote control and monitoring
- Centralized dashboard reporting
- Aggregated KPI reports
- Personalized dashboards for clients
- Set alerts for specific people through specific channels
- Smart anomaly detection
The Benefits of Remote Monitoring for Energy Sites
Remote monitoring can deliver better results for all stakeholders involved in renewable energy sites, from managers maintenance teams to operational teams and clients.
Every minute a site is not operational is a minute that counts. Clients depend on smooth, stable service, and yet, when a site goes down and there isn’t technology in place to quickly diagnose the problem, downtimes can be lengthy.
Remote monitoring systems can provide instant notifications if systems shut down, while also analyzing data to determine the cause of the shutdown. This eliminates time spent troubleshooting and makes repairs and maintenance easy to perform.
Reducing Repair and Replacement Costs
By improving the functionality and maintenance of renewable energy systems, reporting also extends the lifespan of equipment and reduces the frequency of repairs. This translates to significant cost savings and less waste.
Managing a Larger Portfolio
Many of our site managers have large portfolios, but when you have hundreds of operations to keep track of, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Usually, this means sticking to fewer tasks, so you have less to worry about and more time to spend on your current operations.
However, remote monitoring gives you the opportunity to broaden your horizons and expand your portfolio. The combination of high accessibility, easy management, and real-time smart detection technology allow you to spend less time handling every piece of equipment and issue that arises, so you have more time to oversee additional operations and add to your portfolio.
Improving Your Site’s Output
Another major benefit of remote monitoring is that it allows an even greater capacity for performance improvements. With the ability to easily check and review every operation, you’ll be able to find out what works and what doesn’t, and learn ways to improve site output. Once you apply these changes to your site, you’ll also have the chance to test out new solutions with real-time data monitoring.
Providing More Information for Clients
Delivering quality end results for energy consumers is a high priority. Delivering reports to clients can help build trust and generate better client relationships. This also helps with sales, marketing, and onboarding, all of which leads to the capacity to build and maintain additional sites.
Ask Us About Our Remote Monitoring
If you have questions about remote monitoring systems, please reach out to the WATT Renewables team directly. We would be happy to walk you through the software and provide a demonstration of one of our many international sites using this technology.