A renewable-energy consulting and information company says it offers Operational Wind Plant Performance Reporting Services. The service, from AWS Truepower, leverages the in-house knowledge and expertise of its staff as well as its state-of-the-art software application SHARP (System Health Analysis Reporting Program), which works well with industry standard SCADA data, helping make comprehensive and efficient reporting cost effective.
The new service is said to free up valuable time from plant operators and will make reporting detailed information on plant operations on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis more efficient and cost effective for wind-plant owners and operators.
“We want to allow busy operators more time to focus attention on plant optimization by becoming an extension of their operations and maintenance team,” says AWS Truepower Applications Engineer Paul Legac. “The performance reports will contain plant and turbin- level energy production and wind speeds, as well as key performance indicators such as energy and time weighted availability and capacity factor. Depending on the data, detailed information regarding energy lost and turbines affected for all events will be included along with recommendations for potential mitigating strategies for the most costly events.”
A few benefits of reporting service include:
• Time efficiency: It lets managers to increase their attention to plant operations and performance optimization by not having to perform analysis
• Quantifies plant underperformance: Quicker weekly, monthly, and annual operational performance reports, thereby enabling prompter action to evaluate and improve production
• Extension of operations and maintenance team: Reports are reviewed by AWS Truepower’s staff and summary insights mitigate underperformance and faults.
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