DNV GL has been awarded a contract by Banks Renewables to provide monitoring and reporting services for eight of its UK onshore wind farms, totaling approximately 85MW of installed capacity.
Armistead Wind Farm (Banks)
DNV GL will conduct regular reviews of the performance of the wind farms and provide access to its online digital twin, WindGEMINI. DNV GL's dedicated renewables control center provides 24/7 health & safety support, real-time access control of personnel, network operator response and performance monitoring.
DNV GL’s “Energy Transition Outlook” report forecasts that wind will grow rapidly with a 15-fold escalation in wind-powered generation from 1.1 PWh in 2018 to 17 PWh in 2050, providing a 30% share of the global electricity mix by mid-century. To make this happen, the pace of development needs to continue to be ambitious. But there will be an ever-increasing focus on energy production from existing projects and optimizing operating wind farms using accurate data-driven techniques.
“Each month DNV GL’s team of experienced analysts review the performance of each wind farm and provide actionable, independent insights. Benchmarking and SCADA condition monitoring provided by DNV GL help us to make proactive risk management decisions which in turn improve performance and reduce costs,” said Dan Thomas, grid & operations manager, Banks Renewables.
“In a competitive energy landscape, wind energy projects are under constant pressure to reduce costs and increase revenue. Proactively managing turbine performance and reducing downtime, whilst simultaneously decreasing maintenance costs and optimizing the life of assets is key to wind farm owners seeking to maximize asset value,” commented Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President for DNV GL’s Energy business in Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa.