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GE has announced PowerUp, a customised software-enabled platform that will increase a wind farm’s output by up to 5 per cent taking into account environmental conditions.
For the average US wind farm operator using GE’s 1.5-77 turbine, a 5 per cent increase in energy output translates to up to a 20 per cent increase in profit per turbine. PowerUp is available for turbine models across GE’s installed base. When PowerUp is activated, a GE software program performs a complete before-and-after wind farm power performance analysis, validating the performance improvement. By adjusting performance dials that include speed, torque, pitch, aerodynamics and turbine controls, PowerUp seeks to maximize the power output of a wind farm.
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