Posters - WindEurope Technology Workshop 2022
Resource Assessment & Analysis of Operating Wind Farms 2022
23-24 June • Brussels


Come meet the poster presenters to ask them questions and discuss their work

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PO026: Opening Up the Wind Industry - Release and Analysis of Open SCADA Data

Charlie Plumley, Performance Manager, Cubico


WindEurope brings the industry together and is a great example of how collaboration and knowledge sharing can benefit everyone. The industry though is still obsessively protective of its data. Whether this be operational SCADA data, resource data, plant performance data, reliability data... and that is even before we get to the question of financial data! Some countries enforce release of data by the industry, but it is my belief that weneed to become a more transparent and open industry, so that wecan accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. In this presentation I shall explain how Cubico is working to release its operational data, with the objective of facilitating research and development, as well as changing the culture both internally and of the industry more generally. This will hopefully lead to better plant performance, and in the future more transparency during M&A transactions and higher quality pre-construction estimates, that will benefit everyone. I'll also highlight how operational SCADA data already released by Cubico from two wind farms can be complemented with other open datasets, and highlight some of the analysis that can be run using open-source tools on the datasets. For example: * How to perform long-term operational energy yield estimates * Identify turbine controls issues * Predict drivetrain failures The Cubico SCADA data is nothing special though, so each of these analyses could equally be applied to closed datasets that other owners, operators or third parties may hold. Although I'd encourage everyone to be a little more open with their datasets too! The SCADA data from Kelmarsh and Penmanshiel wind farms are available through Zenodo, and likewise the analysis tools are on GitHub. These are all available under open licenses for anyone to use.