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Designing Communication Networks for Offshore Wind Farms

ruggedcomThis article discusses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when designing and deploying Ethernet networks for wind power applications. The authors describe the characteristics of an environmentally robust Ethernet network for wind farm automation applications and identify key features of a reliable communication system. The article also contains a description of the practical experience gained from a real project involving a big offshore wind farm recently built in the UK.

By Maciej Goraj (RuggedCom), Yannick Epassa (RuggedCom) and David Meadows (Siemens T&D)

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