The SPARTA (System Performance, Availability and Reliability Trend Analysis) project will improve wind turbine operational performance by increasing safety, reliability and availability, thereby cutting the cost of electricity generated from offshore wind.
SPARTA is a major collaborative project between ORE Catapult, The Crown Estate and offshore wind farm owner/operators.
The project is a database for sharing anonymised offshore wind farm performance and maintenance data. Owner/operator participants are provided with robust and reliable benchmarked data for the first time, helping to identify operational improvements and cost reduction opportunities at both company and sector-wide levels.
SPARTA is managed by ORE Catapult and The Crown Estate, with contributing members EDF Renewables, Equinor, Eneco, Orsted, RWE, Scottish Power Renewables, SSE, and Vattenfall.
“The SPARTA production-based availability benchmarks, developed by owner/operators for owner/operators provides us with an independent and trustworthy measure of wind farm performance against our peers.”
Since SPARTA began, the collaboration has successfully developed a secure, stable working system, realising the following benefits: