WindESCo has signed an agreement with IntelStor to provide services on data and market analysis that will complement the company’s wind turbine performance analytics and smart sensing solutions.
IntelStor will use its advanced algorithms and market analytics to evaluate the existing installed base of more than 300,000 operational wind turbines globally in order to identify candidates that can benefit from the performance enhancements that the WindESCo WeBoost, WeProtect and WeExtend services can provide.
The intent of the collaborative project is to pinpoint the wind turbines that may have historical under-performance issues and would benefit from increased power production, better loads mitigation or asset life extension.
In talking about the partnership, WindESCo CEO Mohit Dua, said, “We are truly excited to undertake this collaborative effort with IntelStor. They have incredible solutions and a global asset dataset which is unrivaled in the industry. We can use the sales intelligence from the commercial market data on close to 300,000 installed wind turbines in the world to target ageing assets which are likely to underperform, and work with asset owners to extract more value and gain higher margins.”
Among its wide array of solutions, WindESCo offers a DNV GL approved method to quantify the increase in annual energy production by 2 to 6% on operational assets. WindESCo’s WeBoost solution combines engineering with machine learning to increase wind farm output without physical upgrades to the wind turbine, maximizing profitability for asset owners.
WeProtect is a patent-pending approach that uses the WeSense unit to map the wind conditions across the rotor and translates them into loads on major components. It then compares loads to the WeClone, our virtual turbine clone, and manages turbine operation to protect it.
WindESCo’s WeExtend uses its proprietary WeSense system to accurately determine the actual fatigue loading on major structural components like blades, hub, mainframe, mainshaft and tower. It then compares existing loads to baseline levels from the WeClone to access Remaining Useful Life.
The combination of data sets and solutions from WindESCo and IntelStor will allow asset owners to fully recognize the value of their operational assets and increase their profit margins and P90 yield.
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