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Invenergy signs predictive analytics deal

UNITED STATES: Invenergy will use predictive analytics software to optimise its 4GW-plus fleet of wind turbines, the developer has announced.

Invenergy will use the software across its portfolio, including the 199.5MW Logan project in Colorado
Invenergy will use the software across its portfolio, including the 199.5MW Logan project in Colorado

The three-year deal with Californian Internet of Things (IoT) software company NarrativeWave follows a 60-day trial, the two companies said.

Invenergy said during the pilot, wasted production and unscheduled downtime of turbines was reduced.

The software allowed control room operators to analyse temperature, wind speed and power production variables, the company added.

This can prevent "tripping turbines needlessly… resulting in more power output due to higher availability", according to NarrativeWave’s website.

Furthermore, the software also "makes monitoring operations vastly more efficient, as monitoring personnel and diagnostic engineers are freed from routine tasks and can focus on increasing asset performance and uptime", the company claimed.

Invenergy has a US wind fleet of almost 4GW, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly. It also has projects in Uruguay, Canada, Poland, France, Germany and the UK.

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Earlier this month, US developer Pattern Energy announced it would be trialling predictive analytics software from Uptake Wind at a 200MW wind farm in Texas.

Uptake had also previously secured a deal to furnish US energy firm Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s 5GW wind fleet with the software.

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