Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

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a system of software and hardware such as computers, networked data communications, and graphical user interfaces that provide for local or remote supervision and control of larger systems such as substations, which are often unattended.

Pros

Tracks equipment and system operations in near real-time and notifies operators of what's happening (or not happening).

Cons

Lots of providers and options; can be very confusing

Real Talk

Widespread deployment of SCADA will be a necessary part of the transition to 100% renewable energy. Technology system communication standards need to be unified to ease their integration.

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