- Published: 02 July 2015 02 July 2015
All 10 of the UK’s offshore wind farm owner/operators have signed an agreement committing to SPARTA (System Performance, Availability and Reliability Trend Analysis), a collaborative project with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and The Crown Estate.
Following a successful year-long pilot phase, the owner/operators have recognised the significant benefits that SPARTA can deliver, including increasing investor confidence and reducing costs. With currently over half of the total installed capacity of operational UK offshore wind farms inputting data into the system, the SPARTA project provides, for the first time, anonymously shared data on a wide range of operational issues such as system downtime, repair interventions, weather conditions and crew transfers. This insight allows owner/operators to benchmark their own performance, enabling them to focus on specific areas for improvement and identify measures to boost availability, reliability and the performance of turbines.