WindESCo, a pioneer in renewable energy optimisation has announced a partnership with Capital Power Corporation, a Canadian wholesale power generator, to assess improvements to their Canadian Wind power plants’ efficiencies by leveraging the WindESCo WeBoost wind optimisation platform.
WindESCo WeBoost combines advanced analytics, proprietary algorithms, and domain expertise to identify, fix, and optimise hidden wind turbine capacity. Using SCADA data, machine learning, physics, and experience models, WeBoost detects systematic yaw and pitch misalignment on individual turbines to provide recommendations and specific actions to fix inefficiencies in turbine performance.
“Yaw misalignment has a serious impact on energy capture, power quality, and the health status of wind turbines,” says Mo Dua, WindESCo’s Founder and CRO. “Wind operators are now able to apply advanced analytics to detect anomalies for optimal energy output. Our WindESCo platform will allow Capital Power to not only identify problems but also allow wind operators to fix these problems, ensuring turbines are performing to their maximum design capability.”
“We’re excited to see what we can find with WindESCo,” says Jordan Heavenor, Capital Power’s Senior Manager for Renewables in Canada. “We see this approach as next level analytics for us and it supports our progression in not only understanding our assets better but where we can focus our efforts.”