Why an end-to-end IIoT Platform Matters to Solar Now
Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR), one of the fastest growing solar IPPs, has over 5 GW deployed or in development. Joe Brotherton, Executive VP of O&M, was charged supporting CCR’s aggressive growth while preserving the ability to offer renewable energy at or below market costs. With over 290 plants, over 2600 maintenance workorders and rising labor costs, Brotherton saw no alternative to implementing IIoT automation technology. The Power Factors platform offered these three things: 1) Scalability. CCR wanted one system to deliver a holistic view of the portfolio. 2) Data quality and analytics A trusted data foundation and industry-tuned analytics to move away from reactive maintenance practices 3) An end-to-end solution PI System data works with Microsoft Azure for advanced analytics and triggers workflows in an embedded Salesforce CMMS system. Power Factors helped CCR reduce errors, improve efficiency and standardize solar O&M workflows to drive efficiency and reduce costs.