Published: 04 June 2020 04 June 2020
EDF Renewables North America and Onyx InSight are partnering to monitor more than 1,500 wind turbines in North America. EDFR integrates siloed data streams from multiple turbine technologies, fitted with different condition monitoring system (CMS) hardware and other data stream inputs. Onyx will combine these data streams into one CMS hardware agnostic platform – ‘fleetMonitor’.
As part of the technology rollout, several large wind farms will be fitted with ecoCMS. This technology collects triaxial acceleration and temperature data via Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors for expanded coverage of the turbine drivetrain. These wind farms will also have rotor balance monitoring.
The companies also entered into an engineering services agreement whereby Onyx InSight will provide additional resources for improving turbine operations.