Renewable Control Center
Duke Energy's Renewable Control Center (RCC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, uses powerful and secure technology to monitor wind and solar power plants across the country. Duke Energy entered the wind power business in 2007 and launched its commercial solar power business in 2009. The RCC provides critical monitoring services for all of Duke Energy Renewables' operating assets, which total more than 2,500 megawatts(MW).
As well as optimizing its own assets, the business offers on-the-ground operations and maintenance services to third-party renewables operators through Duke Energy Renewable Services.
Customers who contract with the Renewables Services business or directly with the RCC enjoy all the benefits of a robust monitoring system and expert around-the-clock staff without incurring the costly expense of developing and staffing their own O&M business or monitoring center.
What can our monitoring services offer you?
Avoid injuries to people and damage to equipment associated with severe weather. Real-time weather forecasting by Duke Energy's team of meteorologists protects your employees and your assets. In addition, Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) procedures safeguard maintenance technicians from the unexpected start-up of machinery and equipment.
Confidence that you're operating at maximum efficiency and fully compliant with reliability standards.
Maximize revenue by increasing site yield and equipment availability. In the event your assets unexpectedly go offline, we'll quickly work to restore generation. We also monitor weather conditions to determine and advise the best time to schedule maintenance activities.
Duke Energy has been in business for more than a century. The company got its start in renewable energy – hydroelectricity – on the banks of the Catawba River in North Carolina in 1904. The RCC draws upon this experience and expertise to serve all of its customers. We understand the opportunities, challenges and obstacles faced every day in the renewable power business.
Save money and gain peace of mind by relying on Duke Energy's RCC, which is staffed by knowledgeable, experienced technicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Services and Solutions
- Provided for all of our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Logging of all events, resets, dispatches
- Remote resets
- Timely dispatch of wind and PV technicians
Additional monitoring services can be added as needed. These include:
Technical Support and Forecasting
- Weather alerts: including severe weather watches and alerts for technicians
- Power nominations: Day Ahead and hourly power nominations provided to power purchaser
- Maintenance planning: increase energy yields by performing maintenance tasks during periods of low power production
Performance Monitoring and Reporting
- Identify poorly performing turbines to quickly assess and address maintenance needs
- Create custom reports to measure site performance and fault trending
Automated Site Control
- Automated control to optimize asset operation
- Customer-defined directives (market-driven or environmental-driven)
Condition Monitoring Services
- Oversee Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM) systems to detect rotating equipment fault conditions
- Analyze vibration spectra, report any fault conditions and recommend repair options
- Provide monthly report on asset performance
Call 980.373.2707 to discuss how the RCC services and solutions can benefit you. For additional information about the RCC view or download this brochure.
About Duke Energy Renewables
Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Portfolio, is a leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy solutions for customers throughout the United States. Since 2007, Duke Energy Renewables has invested more than $3.5 billion to rapidly grow its portfolio of zero-emission generating assets.
Duke Energy Renewables owns 20 U.S. wind farms that are in operation or under construction, representing about 2,500 megawatts of capacity. The business also owns more than 35 photovoltaic solar generating facilities with a capacity of more than 400 MW across the country. Duke Energy Renewables is dedicated to helping utilities, electric cooperatives and municipalities deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy to their customers. For more information, go to www.duke-energy.com/renewables.
Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at http://www.duke-energy.com/.