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                                      Rob Andrews

                                      CEO of Heliolytics

                                      Managing newly developed assets - DC health perspectives

                                      Performance management for early stage projects - DC health perspectives

                                      With growth comes complexity. Where a portfolio used to be defined by a small number of flagship projects, system owners are seeing an explosion of new projects and technologies entering portfolios. This rapid expansion of new projects means that complexity increases and lifecycle management of projects becomes critical.

                                      In this article, we will explore DC health perspectives of management of early stage projects, and raise three strategies to ensure that projects are optimized and complexity is controlled, both now and into the future:

                                      1. Maintain a clean project data-chain
                                      2. Set a baseline and manage project wear-in
                                      3. Ensure early data availability for long-term performance management. 

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                                      As Heliolytics has grown over the past six...

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