True South Renewables Inc. (TSR), a provider of operations and maintenance (O&M) services for solar plants, says it will deploy Total Care, its solar power O&M program, at the 30 MW Webberville solar project. TSR was selected by Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. – the engineering, procurement, construction and operations contractor for the project – to provide Total Care.
The Webberville solar project is currently under construction just outside Austin, Texas. Pre-commissioning is scheduled to begin this month.
As part of Total Care, TSR's key objective will be to ensure that the power plant achieves high system availability and meets all performance criteria, the company explains. To fulfill this duty, TSR plant operators will manage all plant activities, including daily maintenance on all components, performance monitoring and reporting, 24-hour emergency system restoration, spare parts inventory and warranty management.
During the five-year contract, the plant's performance will be monitored both onsite at the project's O&M center and at TSR's national headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif. Additionally, TSR will perform an independent commissioning by implementing a construction-integrated system commissioning (CISC) protocol. CISC has been designed specifically for large-scale solar projects to coincide with construction, the company says.