The Plant Operation and Maintenance (O&M) becomes more important for reliable operation and better utilization of available system installed. The scope of O&M means responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the customer’s installed Solar power plant & Electrical Distribution, including the planning of operation, performing daily operations, plant maintenance, material and resource management and continual improvement.
Types of Maintenance
- The routine inspection and servicing of equipment which help prevent breakdowns and reduce energy yield losses. Preventive Maintenance is usually a scheduled activity.
- Corrective Maintenance(CM) or breakdown Maintenance(BM) includes repair of broken down equipment and is usually reactive.
- Condition-Based Monitoring(CBM)involves monitoring of equipment condition and plant operations on a real-time basis and addresses a potential problem at a very early stage to prevent downtime. This requires a robust plant performance monitoring system.