Duke Energy Renewables Control Center Now Oversees More Than 3,500 MW

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The Duke Energy Renewables Control Center is now overseeing more than 3,500 MW of wind and solar energy plants across the US since its inauguration in 2015.

RCC-1Since moving to its new location in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2015, Duke Energy’s Renewable Control Center has seen the number of wind and solar plants it monitors grow to over 3,500 MW. The Renewable Control Center (RCC), monitors and optimizes wind and solar power plants, as well as providing on-the-ground operations and maintenance services to third-party renewable operators.

“The expanded Renewable Control Center (RCC) is at the heart of our growing renewable operations across the US,” said Rob Caldwell, president, Duke Energy Renewables & Distributed Energy Technology. “The enhanced RCC increases our ability to safely and reliably operate wind and solar plants across the country and maximizes the performance of our assets and those of our third-party customers.”

In total, the RCC monitors 2,500 MW of Duke Energy Renewable’s own wind, solar, and battery installations, as well as providing oversight for 1,000 MW of additional generating capacity from third-party generators.

“The RCC greatly enhances our boots-on-the-ground operations, maintenance and safety offerings to other renewable energy operators,” said Jeff Wehner, vice president of Duke Energy Renewable Operations. “We’re now able to offer both our expertise as owner-operators and the advanced technology and security of a CIP-compliant control center to others in the renewable industry.

“This gives them access to a proven operator without having to invest the time and money to build a control center of their own.”


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