Data Analytics in Offshore Wind: Pilot Case Study Outcomes

Published 18 May 2018

Offshore wind farms generate enormous volumes of data that are often not utilised fully. Along with data analytics specialists, ORE Catapult’s digital team trawled 6 months of SCADA data from a Round 2 offshore wind farm to gain a better understanding of its uses and potential value.

A case study was carried out using a subset of historical operational data from an offshore wind farm operator. The operator was aware of the large volume of data that they generate and store, which they get limited value from as it is not currently used to inform decisions or strategies. An agreement was made to provide ORE Catapult with 6 months of data in return for suggestions on how to extract value from it.


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