UK: DNV GL has been awarded a contract by Banks Renewables to provide monitoring and reporting services for eight of its UK onshore wind farms, totaling about 85 MW of installed capacity.
This new contract builds on an existing three-year partnership between DNV GL and Banks Renewables. DNV GL will conduct regular reviews of the performance of the wind farms and provide access to its online digital twin, WindGEMINI, to give Bank Renewables data-driven insights to reduce costs, extend life and maximize operating performance and energy output.
DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook report forecasts that wind will grow rapidly with a 15-fold escalation in wind-powered generation from 1.1 PWh in 2018 to 17 PWh in 2050, providing a 30 % share of the global electricity mix by mid-century.
“Each month DNV GL’s team of experienced analysts review the performance of each wind farm and provide actionable, independent insights. Benchmarking and SCADA condition monitoring provided by DNV GL help us to make proactive risk management decisions which in turn improve performance and reduce costs,” said Dan Thomas, grid and operations manager, Banks Renewables.
Source: T&D World