Coronal Energy Rolls Out QOS Energy’s O&M Monitoring Platform Across 353 MW Solar Portfolio
18 September 2019
Coronal Energy, a leading North American IPP specialized in solar PV projects, has selected QOS Energy, an innovative independent software vendor specializing in data intelligence solutions for renewable energy assets, as its primary monitoring and performance analytics software partner.
Coronal will benefit from the Qantum® platform’s unique ability to aggregate data from all types of energy sources onto one single analytics platform to monitor its 353 MW solar asset portfolio.
Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, provides turnkey solar energy solutions tailored for diverse enterprise customers across North America, including utilities, corporations, and the public sector. The California-based IPP owns and manages a 353 MW operating project portfolio.
By aggregating all project data onto one platform, QOS Energy brings the twin benefits of improving the productivity, quality and the consistency of the asset management process.
“Before consolidating our O&M management with QOS Energy, we used to rely on as much as five different monitoring platforms.
That obviously generated a lot of unnecessary work for our performance team and created inconsistencies across our KPIs. Not only was it far too time consuming, it was also impossible to explore a portfolio-wide view or compare the performance of different projects as data was coming in five different formats. Unsurprisingly, our asset management team is very happy with this move”.
Coronal Energy’s asset management team worked with QOS Energy to tailor the platform to its specific needs and centralize data coming from multiple former DAS/SCADA systems in real-time. Thanks to QOS Energy’s hardware agnostic approach, they were able to onboard the 350 MW+ portfolio in less than 2 months.
The end solution enables Coronal Energy to increase energy production and achieve a higher ROI. Going forward, Coronal will benefit from the high flexibility offered by the platform to continuously improve the monitoring environment, enrich incoming data and meet its evolving requirements.
“We are excited to work for Coronal Energy. They are an ideal customer for us. Since they manage a renewable energy portfolio composed of diverse equipment, they can really extract the maximum value out of Qantum®, and ensure data quality and integrity”,
Qantum®’s cloud-based software suite features a complete set of customisable charts, dashboards, KPIs and alerts helping to gain a deeper understanding of the assets’ performance, thereby maximising operational performance. The platform also offers a fully integrated maintenance management system to help reduce downtime by streamlining maintenance workflows for large and complex renewable energy portfolios.
About Coronal Energy
Coronal Energy operates solar PV projects for utilities, corporations, public sector agencies, and other enterprise organizations in exclusive partnership with Panasonic. Coronal is also the owner of Blue Oak Energy, a best-in-class commercial and utility-scale solar engineering and construction company founded in 2003. Blue Oak Energy was acquired by Coronal in 2016 and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary.