Published: 24 September 2019 24 September 2019
Following a pilot project to improve wind farm efficiency, Natural Power, has been awarded more than £100,000 from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to further develop its research into ‘Combining complex and disparate data sources to define and deploy leaner and smarter operational strategies to improve the performance of wind farms’.
There are already products available that aim to improve turbine performance through analytics, however, these products are generally focussed on one aspect of the data. This project will develop a model that takes account of the full range of data available – from handwritten anecdotes to high-resolution SCADA data - and capitalises hands-on experience of the practical management and servicing of wind turbines. As part of this project, Natural Power will collaborate with the Science and Technology Facility Council and tap in to its data science expertise to help bring this new product to fruition. The project is due to kick off on 1st October 2019.