WindESCo’s WeBoost platform increases annual output for Longroad Energy’s 145 MW wind farm

Source: press release, 6 January 2021

WindESCo WeBoost combines advanced analytics, proprietary algorithms, and domain expertise to identify, fix, and optimise hidden wind turbine capacity
WindESCo WeBoost combines advanced analytics, proprietary algorithms, and domain expertise to identify, fix, and optimise hidden wind turbine capacity (illustration: WindESCo)

Longroad Energy Holdings, a US-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator, has increased its annual energy production (AEP) by 2.5% using the WindESCo WeBoost AEP optimisation platform. Longroad chose WindESCo, a pioneer in renewable energy optimisation, to provide insight and actionable analytics to better optimise its wind assets.

Longroad has been using WindESCo’s yaw alignment technology since April 2018 and expanded its relationship with the company to leverage the complete WeBoost platform, as well as increase AEP at newly acquired farms.

“We’ve expanded our wind projects with WindESCo based on the success we have been having using this innovative and advanced technology,” says Jeremy Law, Vice President of Asset Management for Longroad. “WeBoost provides us not only with real-time insights on identifying how our wind farm is performing but also tells us what underlying issues we need to fix to unlock the hidden value which we could not do before. The insights have allowed us to get more out of our recently acquired wind assets.”

WindESCo WeBoost combines advanced analytics, proprietary algorithms, and domain expertise to identify, fix, and optimise hidden wind turbine potential. Using a combination of engineering, machine learning and experience models applied to SCADA data, WeBoost increases turbine output by detecting specific turbine underperformance and provides recommendations and specific actions to fix inefficiencies to continually optimise a wind farm’s maximum output.

“The majority of wind plants are not meeting their AEP contractual commitments,” says Mo Dua, WindESCo’s Founder. “By applying WindESCo’s yaw alignment technology we move our customers towards their AEP contractual commitments and meeting their expectations. We are excited to continue to work with Longroad to find, fix, measure and repeat a process to generate more AEP as their trusted third-party partner.”