By David Thomason
Renewable energy adoption is growing all over the world, paving the path to a cleaner, greener future. To meet increasing demand, power companies are stepping up generation efforts. In the first quarter of 2020, renewables reached nearly 28% of global electricity supply, up from 26% in the first quarter of 2019. However, increased renewable energy generation puts increased pressure on critical generation assets. As more renewables are integrated into the power grid, solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power plants must optimize asset performance. Optimization starts with the combination of an operational data management platform and condition-based maintenance.