PhD candidate, CIRCE, Spain
Elena González is a PhD researcher at the Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption (CIRCE), participating in the EU funded "Advanced Wind Energy Systems Operation and Maintenance Expertise" (AWESOME) project, aiming at optimising wind farm O&M. She studied mechanical and energy engineering at the University of Valladolid, in Spain, and completed a Master’s Thesis in wind energy at Arts et Métiers ParisTech, in France. She spent almost 2 years at Natural Power working as a CFD and wind engineer. Her current research, developed with the industrial support of Enel Green Power, focuses on wind turbine performance monitoring techniques by the use of SCADA data. The purpose of her work is to enhance the operation of wind turbines through under-performance and fault detection. With over 5 years of experience in the industry and academia, she enjoys discovering how academics can help the wind industry in going forward.
- Use of high-frequency SCADA data for improved wind turbine performance monitoring
Using data to optimise performance