Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy Natural Power has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Digital to use applications for wind asset management hosted on Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem Kognifai.
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The cooperation between Natural Power and Kongsberg Digital entails capture and storage of data from assets as well as performance, reporting- and analytics services. The integrated solution will support more efficient work processes. Natural Power will get all data and functionality in one system, with a significantly simplified reporting process as one of the benefits. Kongsberg applications will provide access to proven tools including advanced analytics to optimise performance and reduce operational cost for the assets.
“Digitalisation offers some attractive solutions for wind asset operators looking to make renewable energy even more efficient” said Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital. “Using our Wind Asset Management applications, Natural Power will be able to predict maintenance needs, standardise reporting and optimise operations. This lowers costs and increases the general viability of wind as an energy source. We are pleased that Natural Power has selected us as its digitalisation partner, and that the total annual wind energy produced managed by Kongsberg Digital applications will hit the milestone of 20 TWh.”
Lauren Wheatley, Director of Advisory and Analytics in Natural Power, added that Kognifai is a key component of Natural Power's digital strategy providing the foundation for the company’s advanced performance engineering programme. The platform will allow Natural Power to continue to deliver a high-quality service whilst providing opportunities to further innovate.
Natural Power currently manages 5 GW of renewable energy capacity across Europe and the US.