own sources and RES
In 2020, the first photovoltaic power plant in Poland using the 4.0 technology was launched. This is an element of implementation of KGHM’s strategy aiming to increase the energy self-sufficiency and the use of Renewable Energy Sources.
KGHM’s ZANAM photovoltaic power plant is the first in Poland fully computerised and automated power plant using the 4.0 technology. The facility is equipped with a virtual Control Room and a modern High Resolution Monitoring System which supports full, precise, 24/7 diagnostics of the technical condition. The monitoring system works on the level of individual panels and not on level of strings, as before. This supports very precise identification of failures, if any, and reduction of maintenance trips and, consequently, reduction of maintenance costs. Annual energy production will amount to approx. 3 GWh. The power plant was built in accordance with the directions of development of photovoltaic power sector recommended by the International Energy Agency. This is a contribution to implementation of the low-emission energy management policy at KGHM and a tangible source of energy for our plant in Legnica.
The solutions applied in the photovoltaic power plant offer numerous possibilities, among others the possibility of configuration of automatic alerts. This shortens the failure response time. The monitoring of the technical condition of the photovoltaic panels and inverters uses advanced analytical algorithms based on the processing of Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.