Services

O&M

Keeping your PV plants in the best of health

Overview

A typical Solar PV plant has life of over 20 years, and although Solar PV plants have no moving parts; a solar plant needs no O&M is a myth.

With lowering tariffs, the O&M of the plant can determine the overall profitability of the plant and can impact the project IRRs significantly.

Our core objective is to deliver beyond guaranteed plant performance for the O&M period within budget, with a focus on Sustainability, QHSE and performance maximisation to delight the Customer.

The Mahindra Susten O&M team has over 110 members maintaining assets across 60+ locations across India. Our approach is to focus on maximising plant useful life and generation maximisation.

The performance of our portfolio, over 600 MWp utility scale solar PV projects across India, and a plant availability of 99.6 % + since inception is a testament to our expertise and commitment.

Our customers include multi-nationals, large IPPS and renowned business houses like CleanTech Solar, NTPC, Hinduja Group & MIRA, Renew Power, First Solar, Softbank Cleantech Ventures, JK Lakshmi, TAL, Asian Paints, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, and Mahindra & Mahindra.

Our expertise

  • Preventive & condition based
    maintenance

    Advanced analytics and condition monitoring testing coupled with best practices are used to ensure that the equipment used on solar plants is kept in the finest condition. The aim being to prevent an equipment from failing rather than correcting it post a failure.

  • Planned
    Maintenance

    Proper maintenance & skilled handling of solar equipment inevitably reduces the occurrence of errors and production loss. In conjunction with manufacturer-prescribed procedures, and our historical know-how planned maintenance schedules are created and followed across all plants to maximise equipment performance & minimize downtimes.

  • Optimal Spare
    Management

    Critical spares have been clustered around major sites to optimise their utilisation. Detailed breakdown impact analysis of sites is deployed to prepare a priority matrix for the spares. This further adds to reducing the plant downtime.

  • Corrective
    maintenance

    As faults are detected, urgent care is given to repair, restore or replace the defective devices. The skilled application of corrective maintenance not only solves the immediate problem, but avoids a range of costly system failures. The team is trained through continual trainings across equipment and vendor SLAs are maintained to ensure minimum downtime.

  • Focus on
    Sustainability

    As a part of community development, we help the local community find the meaningful livelihood by training them. Our Integrated Management System (ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004) acts as a guiding principle to take up such initiatives. To communicate our efforts, we are following GRI G4 reporting guidelines for FY16. We report over 30 indicators across all sites both under project & O&M phase. In our endeavour to attain global benchmarks, we continuously monitor and improve our economic, environmental and social indicators through community engagement.

  • Safety at
    Site

    At Susten, safety is a priority and hence ‘near misses’ are being monitored closely with 5 levels of control exercised to maximize employee safety. O&M has achieved 1 million safe man hours contributing to OHSAS 18001:2007 certification in Occupational Health & Safety.

AnalytIcs

Our predictive analytics algorithms and condition based monitoring helps the plant owners get a sound sleep while our analysts take advantage of domain expertise, real time data monitoring, historical experience and trouble-shooting guide to give timely inputs to the site team to improve plant performance.

Mahindra Susten
Command Centre (MSCC)

The MSCC team comprises of 6 members and keeps a proactive watch on the plant performance 24x7, keeping the owners up to date through effective reporting. The in – depth analysis helps owners to monitor their assets with ease.

Located at the Susten O&M head office in Mumbai, the centre is equipped with solarpulse, which allows the analysts to monitor the KPIs and plant performance real time and at their maximum efficiency. The centre is run by a team of solar pv plant experts, who empower the site based O&M teams through quick detection and remote trouble shooting of any problems with respect to under-performance or downtime.

PV Plant Health Diagnosis and
Field Testing

The Analytics team provides PV plant health check-ups and field testing services to existing plants which can help the owners identify and validate the under-performance issues.

This expert team is assigned on-site and is equipped with specialised tools like IR camera, Power Analyser, EL Tester, Flash Tester which are used to validate the site under-performances.

Introduction To O&M and Analytics Services

Mobile PV Test Lab