WindHelm Portfolio Manager software is says to improve project efficiency while reducing wind farm operational costs. This release also delivers reporting for North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Generating Availability Data System (GADS) analysis.
The developer says the software provides a single platform to monitor, optimize, and control of any combination of operational turbines, farms, and portfolios. A single platform gives owners and operators uniform access to, and analysis of, their SCADA data. Operators can access “near real time” data from any web browser, and alerts can be sent out via email, mobile phone or pager. In this configuration, no extra equipment or software is required at the project site. Meanwhile, WindHelm Live offers real time operational control.
Developed from GL Garrad Hassan’s independent SCADA product, WindHelm is compatible with any SCADA system with an ODBC/OPC interface, including all existing GH SCADA systems. It provides summary and detailed operational reports, including power curves, availability, meteorological data, faults/events, efficiency, and actual vs. expected production. Forensic analysis and data trending is available at the turbine, project and portfolio level.
To improve the performance of generating equipment, and to generate industry data for use in benchmarking and decision-making, WindHelm supports reporting for NERC’s Generating Availability Data System, both for individual wind farms and across entire wind portfolios. Component taxonomies for standardization and benchmarking of fault analysis are accommodated and taxonomy from the EU R&D project RELIAWIND project is included.
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