Wind turbine data quality: sufficient for a reliable predictive service?

FuturENERGY November 18

The use of digital technologies such as cloud computing, the distributed management of energy resources, big data management and predictive analytics are changing the status quo of the energy market and an increasing number of wind farm operators are starting to implement these techniques to control their costs. But is the quality of the information received from the wind turbines sufficient in order to apply these techniques? After having monitored more than 300,000,000 operating hours in different wind farms installed in Europe, the predictive analytics team from NEM Solutions observed that the mix of installed wind turbines include three types of technologies with a very wide range of SCADA variables that can be used to manage big data and to implement predictive analytics services…