Why ICAD Automation?

ICAD has been in the business of power plant controls and automation for 20+ years.  Our customers choose us because we combine our extensive experience with the latest proven technology and then tailor the whole package to each project’s custom requirements.

Critical Controls

Solar panels that require power plant controls to integrate into the electrical infrastructure

Integration of solar panels into power plant controls is a specialty of ours.

Mission-critical power plants offer significant challenges requiring specialized engineering expertise to integrate all of the equipment into an organized system.  Cogeneration facilities are our specialty.  We integrate control of the individual units (provided by others) with a master control system responsible for syncing individual units to the bus along with load shedding incase of emergency unit failure.  We can integrate with the specialized power generation switch gear using Modbus, INCOM and other networks.

We can also work with large scale solar installations.  We do not provide the actual solar panels or their installation, but we can work with the solar contractor to integrate it with the building existing electrical infrastructure and energy management system.

Our Approach

Vandenburg military power plant automation

We have done power projects for both private and public customers, including Vandenberg Space Force Base.

ICAD has a long history of complex power plant controls projects, both large and small. Our expert engineers design control panels, supervise integration and provide onsite commissioning. This requires precision collaboration with partners and other on-site teams. Our teams manage each part of the build-out process to keep the project on time and under budget. Even though we have expert electrical expertise in our sister company, Lighthouse Electrical, we pride ourselves on being able to work effectively with local electrical contractors in any part of the country.

We pride ourselves on our ability to supervise large-scale government projects and deliver quality engineering and electrical work on projects like this that often require creative engineering and industry experts to deliver. – Joel Ratto, Vice President, ICAD Automation

With our team’s expertise in power plant controls, we are able to take on any system that is sophisticated or unique like this project. We make sure any project runs smoothly from start-to-finish by providing a number of services including commissioning an installation as well as offer support after it has been commissioned. Our end-to-end expertise allows us to ensure every need is met on each and every project.

How Can We Help?

If you need help with your power plant controls give us a call or shoot us a message.  We look forward to working with you on your project’s specific needs.