Solar & Storage Operation Trainings


Solar and Storage Operations Trainings are back as Nor-Cal Controls provides a deep dive into operator fundamentals as they pertain to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

A Three-day training course designed to benefit EPC contractors, asset owners and solar industry professionals. The training topics and principles covered can be applied to any SCADA system platform (hardware/software).

By comprehending the big picture as it applies to solar and storage operations, participants will unlock their utility scale potential. This course will enable industry leaders to stay current with standards and the processes to apply them to their operations. These trainings will be led by Nor-Cal Controls in partnership with RadianGen and Green IT Energy Applications for a knowledge-packed, three-day training event!

Course Components:

Compliance & Risk (including NERC & cyber security) Presented by RadianGen & Green IT
This part of the course consists of elementary electrical system knowledge and fundamentals, and how they apply to regulatory and compliance authorities within the growing power generation industry. This general overview will aid in providing a holistic view that is critical to the industry as it pertains to operations, planning and forecasting, in an effort to meet present day regulatory guidelines.

SCADA 101 Presented by Nor-Cal Controls ES
Discover a thorough, introductory session regarding today’s most critical power generation necessity: gathering data from site devices and successfully making time sensitive decisions to enhance productivity, efficiency, and revenue. Dive deeper into your understanding of energy storage and how it connects to SCADA through the Energy Management System. This course provides an understanding of SCADA systems that work with any platform and ensures adherence to best practices for any utility-scale power generation site.

Technical Asset Management & Performance Analytics Presented by RadianGen
In this session, the course will cover industry basic and advanced analytics, including loss characterization analysis, and how asset management and performance analytics are not only a necessary but beneficial complement to localized SCADA systems.


About Our Partners:

Radian Generation provides the expertise, knowledge, and experience to optimize asset performance and returns using automation, technology (LENS™), and proven processes. We empower owners at every phase of the investment lifecycle by using our unique insight into the three pillars of asset management: financial management, contract and regulatory compliance, and asset operations.

As grid compliance for all types of generation assets becomes progressively more complicated, it is more critical than ever for power plants to meet or exceed regulatory guidelines. Radian Generation provides expert federal and state compliance program development and ongoing management to keep energy projects operating predictably and in compliance with all governing agencies.

Green IT Energy Applications™ provides software solutions and comprehensive OT / IT / cybersecurity services to the renewable energy industries. Since 2003, Green IT has pioneered technology-driven strategies that optimize all stages of the asset lifecycle, from origination through planning, execution, operations, and asset management. Green IT’s Smart Software catalog and our team’s industry-specific expertise equip us to add value to assets of any size or class. Our OT & cybersecurity programs, administered by a team of SMEs, implement best-practice systems and processes to meet regulatory standards and provide your assets with a rigorous and proactive cybersecurity posture.


Meet Nor-Cal Controls Subject Matter Experts:

Abhishek Dabholkar
Lead Engineering Supervisor
Abhishek is an Industrial Automation Engineer with nearly 11 years of quality experience in DCS, PLC and SCADA designing and programming. He has worked for various types of manufacturing industries like pharmaceutical, oil and gas, textile, chemical and solar power plants.
Abhishek has commissioned solar power plants across the United States, ranging from 20 MWac to 300 MWac.

Discussion topics that Abhishek will be presenting:

               Design plant control strategies 
               SCADA design recommendations for plant owners
               NCC Tahoe Metrological station – design and build standards
               ERCOT checklist and controls requirements


Chris Reclusado
Engineering Supervisor
Chris has experience as a Automation Engineer in PPC Control logic. He is skilled in electrical and hydraulic systems design, public speaking, and a strong team leader. Chris graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from California State University.


Discussion topic that Chris will be presenting:
SCADA Implementations



Dmitriy Rusetskiy
Engineering Supervisor

Dmitriy has been with Nor-Cal Controls since 2020, working on developing and commissioning projects across the United States. Since graduating California State University of Sacramento, Dmitriy has worked as an automation engineer across the Water/Wastewater and Solar industries.


Discussion topics that Dmitriy will be presenting: 
 SCADA Implementations


Katie Neal
Engineering Supervisor

Katie graduated from Gonzaga University in 2014 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since graduating, she has worked in the solar industry doing everything from design and installation to project management and finally controls. She has been with Nor-Cal Controls since 2019 and in that time has commissioned 20 projects and developed the internal engineering training program.


Discussion topics that Katie will be presenting:

               Introduction to SCADA
               SCADA Architecture
               SCADA Protocols
               SCADA Hardware


Kaveh Zarei
Network Supervisor

Kaveh holds 15+ years serving in the networking industry designing, implementing and managing large scale networks. He is a Cisco certified instructor as well as being CCNA, CCNP, NetApp Storage, Data Protection and cybersecurity certified.


Discussion topic that Kaveh will be presenting:


Nate Kelleher

Technical Engineering Lead

Nate graduated from Sierra College in 2014 with a degree in Mechatronics. Before joining Nor-Cal he worked on automated control systems in diverse industries such as materials science and logistics. He has been with Nor-Cal Controls since 2020 and in that time has integrated many solar power plants with a wide variety of control architectures and unique customer requirements.


Discussion topics that Nate will be presenting:

HMIs and Data Visualization

Historian Overview



Upcoming 2022 Training Dates to choose from:

May 10-12
August 16-18
November 15-17



The Northern California Foothills



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Alisyn Gularte

Written by Alisyn Gularte