31 Jul '14, 1pm

Case Study: Using OPC Software To Operate Wind Farms in Spain

Case Study: Using OPC Software To Operate Wind Farms in Spain

The energy transition in Germany shows that the successful integration of renewable energy into utility portfolios is increasing. Still, owners and operators of wind farms face many business challenges: optimizing operations, effective maintenance and increasing the accuracy and timeliness of decisions all affect the bottom line. Other critical issues include utility integration, accurate data analysis as well as forecasting and scheduling energy output. All these business aspects require reliable real time data for making effective decisions. Guaranteed Data Delivery Required Such issues are illustrated by those encountered at a wind farm in Spain, operated by a major energy company. The energy company, which has 650,000 power distribution/retail customers, faced the challenge of providing centralized data access to three remote wind farms in Spain. The wind farms contain...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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