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Natural Power awarded innovation grant to improve wind farm efficiency

Following a pilot project to improve wind farm efficiency, leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been awarded more than

As wind power generation enters a new era in subsidy-free markets, there is a growing need to maximise the efficiency, lifetime and availability of wind turbines, while minimising operating costs. Adopting a data-driven approach to this is essential.

Leanne Ramage at Natural Power, said:

Natural Power has a strong track record of gathering and analysing data generated from wind turbines and additional sources, including first of a kind deployment of nacelle mounted lidars.

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, for example CMS data for turbine component health checks.

Ramage continued:

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.

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