Getting renewables under control with Ovation Green12 June 2023
Emerson has launched the Ovation Green portfolio, combining Mita-Teknik and Ovation platforms for renewable energy automation, to aid power companies in transitioning to green energy generation and storage.
Above: Emerson’s Ovation Green software and automation portfolio for renewable energy is an extension of its Ovation automation platform, with the aim of helping power producers to reliably manage their green electricity operations, increasing availability and output while reducing costs
Emerson says it has launched the Ovation(TM) Green portfolio with the aim of helping “power generation companies meet the needs of customers navigating the transition to green energy generation and storage.”
By uniting the recently acquired Mita-Teknik software and technology with its own well-established Ovation automation platform, renewable energy knowledge base, cybersecurity solutions and remote management capabilities, Emerson says it has created a new extension of its power plant control architecture. The resulting portfolio focuses on the emerging clean energy market to provide simplified renewables automation to help power producers build and scale sustainable operations.
Transitioning to cleaner energy systems or scaling up existing ones is a complex undertaking for power producers. Wind turbines, solar arrays, lithium-ion batteries, hydrogen electrolysers and hydroelectric power use a diverse range of automation software and technologies. As renewable portfolios grow, the number of technologies encountered will multiply, with a proliferation of learning curves and adding complexity to operations as solutions from different vendors require additional integration. While some existing systems can provide layers of connectivity between very specific assets, the Ovation Green portfolio will deliver a single set of purpose-built software and solutions that supports different technologies in one standardised, intuitive system, says Emerson.
“While green energy is a simple concept everyone understands, the road to implementation is not always clear,” said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson’s power and water solutions. “With the Ovation Green portfolio, our software, support and solutions are unified in one system from a single trusted provider to help power producers more quickly, easily and reliably manage their renewable electricity operations.”
Full access to real-time and historic operation information empowers owners and operators with greater visibility and control of all renewable assets across the enterprise. Through an integrated portfolio of data-driven asset control and management solutions, Ovation Green technologies provide secure, standardised access to data, independent of equipment manufacturer or system type, across single or multiple sites.
By gathering, collating and contextualising vast amounts of data created by renewable generation and storage assets, Emerson says the Ovation Green portfolio provides “a clear view of renewable operations in a seamless space”, with the portfolio empowering “actionable intelligence from a unified platform to drive faster, more informed decisions to increase availability and production while reducing operations and maintenance costs.”