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Navigating the SCADA Seas: Addressing Customer Pain Points

In the dynamic world of renewable energy, where the winds of change blow with unpredictable force, customer satisfaction is a guiding star that every company aims to follow. Nor-Cal Controls, as a leading provider of SCADA systems, understands the importance of not just delivering cutting-edge technology but also staying in sync with our valued customers.

Here are a few common customer pain points in the realm of SCADA and how a responsive SCADA provider can make all the difference.

The Challenge of Keeping Up
Renewable energy is a fast-evolving field. New technologies emerge, regulations change, and energy production methods are constantly improved. For renewable energy companies, keeping up with these changes can be challenging.

Pain Point 1: The Need for Long-term Operational Support by SCADA Vendors
The Challenge: Operating and maintaining utility-scale renewable energy projects comes with a unique set of challenges. These projects often have long lifespans, spanning decades, and as technology advances, the need for system evolution becomes paramount. Besides remaining at the forefront of industry advancements, customers expect their O&M provider(s) to ensure that their SCADA system performs reliably, and is maintained throughout the entire lifetime of the project. This includes staying on top of troubleshooting any issues that may arise, taking care of on-going system updates, upgrades and any system retrofits that may be required.


The Solution: Our SCADA Support Services (“S3”)  is equipped with a dedicated team of qualified engineers and readily deployable field technicians, that specialize in providing post-operational SCADA and O&M support for utility-scale projects. By leveraging our industry knowledge and adhering to best practices in utility-scale SCADA projects, we ensure that all your utility-scale projects are well-supported and continually optimized for efficiency.

Pain Point 2: The Need for Timely Support
The Challenge: In the world of renewable energy, time is money. When issues or disruptions occur, customers need fast and effective solutions to minimize downtime.


The Solution: Nor-Cal prioritizes responsive customer support. Our dedicated support team is available to address customer queries and concerns, including off-hours and weekends. We understand the importance of resolving issues swiftly to maintain the integrity of renewable energy operations.

Pain Point 3: Adapting to Regulatory Changes
The Challenge: Projects are subject to various regulations, which can change over time. Staying compliant is crucial, but it can be complex and time-consuming.


The Solution: We work closely with our customers to help them adapt to regulatory changes, offering expert guidance and assistance in ensuring that SCADA systems remain compliant with evolving regulations. Our extensive experience includes collaboration with all major utility and ISOs, and we have successfully worked in numerous states across the United States. This wide-reaching experience equips us with the knowledge and insights to address the specific needs and requirements of each region, further enhancing the reliability and compliance of your SCADA systems.

Pain Point 4: Scalability
The Challenge: As renewable energy companies grow, they may need to scale their SCADA systems to accommodate new projects and increased demand.


The Solution: We understand the importance of scalability, especially as  companies grow and need to expand their SCADA systems to accommodate new projects and increased demand. To address this, we build our systems with room to scale in mind, providing scalable solutions that seamlessly grow with our customers' needs. Whether it's adding new sites or expanding the scope of a project, we're there to support their growth, ensuring that their SCADA systems remain adaptable and efficient.

Pain Point 5: Freedom from Proprietary or Black Box Systems
The Challenge: Many customers in the energy sector prefer open, non-proprietary solutions to ensure flexibility and avoid vendor lock-in. They want control over their systems and access to the underlying technology.


The Solution: Nor-Cal understands the importance of providing non-proprietary SCADA solutions. We prioritize open systems that give customers the freedom to choose and integrate with various components and technologies. We believe in transparency and empowering our customers with the ability to access and modify their SCADA systems as needed. Nor-Cal ensures that customers have the autonomy and flexibility they require to adapt, innovate, and stay in control of their renewable energy operations. We believe in empowering our customers and offering them the freedom to shape their own energy future.


The Nor-Cal Way
Our customers' success is our success. We're not just a vendor; we're a partner in their journey towards sustainable energy. Our commitment to addressing customer pain points is at the core of our values, and it's why we continue to be a trusted SCADA provider in the renewable energy industry.


In the ever-changing seas of renewable energy, a responsive SCADA provider like Nor-Cal can help customers navigate with confidence. We are not just in the business of technology; we're in the business of building lasting partnerships that drive success and progress in the world of sustainable energy.

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Collaboration Creds: Trevor Grossi



Alisyn Gularte

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