TNB renewables unit teams up with Envision Digital to digitalise Sepang LSS farm ops
05 May 2020
TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), is teaming up with Envision Digital International Pte Ltd to deploy big data analytics applications in its large scale solar (LSS) farm in Sepang to boost energy productivity and operational efficiency.
In a statement today, TNB announced that the partnership will involve the 50MW solar farm, which has 238,140 solar panels generating more than 110,000MWh of energy in its first year of operation in 2019, making it one of the largest in Malaysia.
According to the national power company, the project with Envision Digital will involve the deployment of its cloud-based digital analytics applications.
It added that the end-to-end solution will help TRe’s operations team to have quick, real-time access to the farm’s operation status, generation performance, power output and accurate power forecasts, raising operational and maintenance efficiency and ensuring the effective management of grid supply and demand.
TRe managing director Mohd Yusrizal said: “By adopting cloud-based solutions, we can monitor and analyse the solar farms’ performance remotely and achieve better returns on investment.”
He also said TRe is committed to adopting innovative solutions in building up its capability towards becoming a leading renewable energy asset developer and asset manager within Malaysia and the region.
Meanwhile, Envision Digital international president Sylvie Ouziel said as Malaysia strives to achieve 20% renewable capacity by 2025, projects that improve the productivity of existing renewable energy assets such as the application of AIoT technology are vital.
TNB added this project is part of a broader partnership between both organisations to collaborate on multiple initiatives revolving around new energy and digital transformation.
“Eventually, TRe will build renewable energy platform leveraging Envision’s EnOS AloT operating system, to connect various renewable assets and applications, such as biogas, biomass and mini hydro.
“The platform will not only provide asset operation and performance visibility to TRe, but also allow the integration and synergised operation among various renewable energies,” it added.
Source: The Edge Markets