Once the CPV plants construction id finished or in order to evaluate the performance of the plants in operation, as well as the Contract guarantees, ISFOC offers the possibility of carrying out the acceptance tests for the contractiong and the power rationg of the supplied plants, or for evaluating the power degradation of th them.
Itis important to highlight that, nowadays, there is no standard normative to determine the power of a CPV plant. Therefore, ISFOC has created its own methodology, which is being proposed to be adopted as international normative.
Contract obligations compliance as established on the Supply Contract are also evaluated and verified. A detailed inspection is carried out to assure the minimum criteria to be fulfilled in regard to quality standards, works execution or documentation to cope with for th CPV plants O&M tasks. Nevertheless, operation and stat-up tests should be held prior to the power rating.
As an added value, ISFOC owns more than 2MW in function under O&M watching, therefore, it is fully conscious of the importance of those tasks for a proper yield and return of the investment held.
In that sense, ISFOC also carries out the evaluation and assessment in the process and O&M tasks, crucial in the daily performance of the plants. ISFOC is, in fact, supported by the Scientific research applied to real plants in operation, by mainly focusing in the following aspects:
Veridication of the quality in installations
Study and evaluation of the contractual situation
Evaluation od Operative variables