Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO261: Remote Breaker Monitoring to Optimize the Maintenance of Off-Shore High Voltage Assets

Stephan Sehestedt, Lead Software Architect, Hitachi Energy


Asset condition monitoring is a key component in maintenance and efficient maintenance planning. There is growing interest in this field with the goal to reduce outages, efficiently allocate specialists, and meet regulatory requirements. This is of particular importance for remote substations and also in light of challenges Transmission System Operators (TSO) and utilities are facing due to stricter regulations and aging workforce. Remote monitoring of assets enables the use of detailed condition data of high voltage assets for the operators to assess asset condition and the ability to share the data with the specialists from the OEMs. As a result, inspections and maintenance activities can be planned as required based on the actual condition of the assets rather than in fixed intervals. The benefits of monitoring are greatest where accessibility by specialists is most costly. Additionally, TSOs and utilities are facing ever stricter regulatory schemes aiming for cost reduction, many assets close or beyond expected lifetime, and a loss of expertise due to workforce retirement and reduction. In face of ever more strict regulations, e.g., regarding gas management, the reduction of maintenance related cost, unplanned outages, are critical topics. Per default, maintenance is time based, but so, money is spent assessing the asset rather than improving its condition. Monitoring devices enable us to overcome these issues to a large degree while also improving safety and CO2 footprint due to reduced numbers of site visits. Remote monitoring is still an immature field in the high voltage domain and hence products and services develop at a relatively fast pace. In this paper we will present approaches to remote monitoring, our learnings from the past years, and how we envision to further develop our product portfolio to best match the varied requirements we see today in remote monitoring.

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