Invenergy and NarrativeWave, an Internet of Things software company, have announced a three-year agreement. Invenergy will use NarrativeWave’s software to optimise its fleet of wind turbines and other renewable energy assets.
The announcement follows a 60-day pilot, where Invenergy proved out two use cases for their operations. The first use case focused on reducing lost production. The second use case focused on reducing unscheduled downtime. Through these pilots, operators in the 24/7 Invenergy Control Center (ICC) used NarrativeWave to fully automate time-consuming manual processes and accelerate return-to-service times on wind turbines, in some cases by more than 50%. For example, previously, when high generator bearing temperatures caused a turbine fault, a control room operator would log into a web page and manually analyze a host of temperature, wind speed and power production variables to decipher the next course of action. With NarrativeWave, this process was fully automated, providing the operator a recommendation in mere seconds.