To optimize the potential of its wind assets, the RES group is always on the lookout for new innovative solutions. Thanks to one clever system, Sereema’s Windfit solution was chosen to equip a 10.5-MW RES wind farm in France.
The Claves wind farm, in the south of France, has six 1.75 MW wind turbines and will be the first RES wind farm set up with Windfit. This farm’s production is estimated at 27,700 MWh per year. Using Windfit, productivity on the farm will be optimized by significantly limiting production losses related to maintenance operations.
Embedded sensors will let Windfit boxes measure the wind turbines’ activity and transmit the information to Sereema’s cloud platform. Dedicated algorithms will process the data in real time. The analysis provides a better understanding of the conditions of operation and allows a more effective diagnose of the settings necessary for optimal yield on the farm.
According to Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier, Operations Manager for RES in France: “The Windfit solution should help us more clearly identify the behavior of the wind turbines and their interaction with the wind on this first farm. The solution is simple to implement and should help us maximize production of each available kwh at the lowest price possible”
Jérôme Imbert, President and founder of Sereema, said: “The RES Group is known to be technically demanding, which is why we are particularly proud to have been selected for this program. The installation was done by the RES team and reinforces our belief that the WindFit solution can be independently installed on any existing system.”
Sereema, in Montpellier, France, works toward the goal of helping wind farms optimize energy production and maintenance strategies for their wind farms. For more: www.sereema.com
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