Spanish monitoring technologies company Ingeteam has been awarded a contract by Mexican renewable energy developer Zuma Energía to provide a state-of-the-art control centre for a wind farm in Oaxaca.
The control centre will be located in the offices of Zuma Energía in Mexico City. It will collect all relevant information on the infrastructure of the wind farms in real time, thereby enabling the company to efficiently manage and optimise the operation and maintenance of its wind turbines. It will act as the cornerstone of the company’s asset performance management, allowing it to gather and analyse a vast array of essential operating data, not only on the wind turbines and substations but also on the electricity market and meteorological conditions.
The control systems will collect the continuous stream of information that each wind turbine generates every second, monitoring key parameters such as temperature, vibration, operating conditions and alarms. This information will be stored in ‘Big Data’ databases that have been optimised to work with large volumes of data in real time in a scalable manner.
“Currently, Zuma Energía has 725 MW in its portfolio, which were awarded to the company In Mexico's second clean-energy tender held in September 2016” said Zuma Energía CEO Adrian Katzew. “This accounts for a quarter of the tender’s total, and is a major achievement for our company. It is a privilege to contribute to the sustainable transformation of Mexico’s electricity system, benefiting the generations to come”
Ingeteam’s control centre platform is currently managing over 1 GW of installed wind power in Mexico. The company’s maintenance equipment covers almost half of Mexican installed wind power capacity, enabling it to play a leading role in the Mexican O&M services market.
Ingeteam has more than 400 technicians servicing customers throughout the country and is aiming, with Zuma, to continue advancing the industry’s optimisation of wind farms through innovative techniques.
Ingeteam is an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment. The company will be present at Mexico WindPower 2018, taking place on February 28 and March 1 at the Banamex Center in Mexico City. The company will be presenting its latest advances in predictive maintenance through its Ingeboards data analysis platform and its reactive energy compensation solutions, which have been adapted to meet the demanding network code in Mexico. Ingeteam will also present its PCyM systems for protection, control and measurement of elevating substations of renewable installations and CFE maneuvers and will showcase its innovations in energy storage systems and SCADA solutions.