A wind park typically uses several OEM servers, one working as a real-time SCADA server, another as a database server, and often a third as a remote-access server, all of which take up substantial space and require a lot of manpower to keep running at peak performance. If one goes down, the wind farm owner cannot claim revenue from the power produced, and the turbine OEM could take days getting its proprietary systems up and running again. There is a solution in the virtual SCADA server that can resume data collection, often in much less than two hours.
In this WindTalk podcast, we speak with Heath Pratt, the manager of SCADA services with independent service provider UpWind Solutions for insight to the virtual server.
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