Some of the world’s largest wind asset owners engage in data sharing project to reduce dependency to OEMs and improve operations

 

Some of the largest wind turbine owners in the world announced today the launch of a new breakthrough data sharing program. For the first time in the wind industry, turbine owners around the world will securely and openly exchange operational performance data, enabling them to reduce their data dependency to OEMs, improve analytics and develop a transparent global performance benchmark.

The key objective of the project is to unlock operational insights and to create an operational turbine performance baseline. Enel, Engie and Equinor have confirmed their participation to the project and committed to sharing data from over 10.000 turbines both onshore and offshore. The program is open to any turbine owner, and a significant number of companies are expected to join the project in the coming months. A series of seminars will take place at the beginning of 2021 to enable any interested party to assess opportunities and coordinate platform development efforts.

“This is a truly ambitious program that will put an end to the OEMs superior position with regards to global performance data. As it is today, only the OEMs can fully harvest the benefits of data analytics and benchmarking, which puts asset owners at a disadvantage.” said Mårten Nilsson, CEO of O2OWIND and coordinator of the project. “With this data-sharing collaboration, we are creating a baseline that OEMs always have to relate to. Since the strength of the baseline will be correlated to the amount of data that feeds our models, we strongly encourage all asset owners to attend the information seminars and join this exciting initiative”, he continued

“This data sharing initiative is ground-breaking and an excellent opportunity for cross-industry win-win collaboration”, explained Thierry Kalfon, Managing Director Renewables Global Business Line at ENGIE. “We are convinced of the value of data and analytics to improve operational performance. Because in data analytics the quality of the results depends on the quantity of data available, we strongly believe that sharing data between peers will benefit all of us.”, he said.

By exchanging data on tens of thousands of operating turbines worldwide, leading wind asset owners will be able to turn insights into tangible advantages, such as improving wind farm operations, as well as improving the success rate of claims related to lower than expected power production.

Even the largest owners, operating close to 15GW of wind assets, need all the data they can get to unlock operational insights, as it is explained by José Alba, Head of Global O&M Wind and Storage at Enel Green Power: “We have a specific objective when we manage data, which consists in converting them to the greatest extent into useful information, allowing us to develop our own models for asset management. In order to carry out this strategy, we need the greatest possible amount of data, which we will acquire by joining this initiative”, he said.

According to Sverre Trollnes, Head of Asset management at Equinor, this initiative is particularly relevant in the offshore industry. “Considering the short production series of turbines within offshore wind, sharing data among owners is a necessity to gain better control. We see the O2O Data Sharing Initiative as a new tool to constantly improve our operation, by enabling our lead engineers to exchange with their peers and establish these much needed operational baselines”, he explained.


The complete legal framework of the program, along with detailed technical description for which data are to be shared, and the complete exchange process will be presented at the upcoming industry seminar.

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5th Annual International Congress and Exhibition “Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian 2021”

The 5th Annual International Congress and Exhibition: Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian 2021 is a professional venue for business and government representatives to exchange experience and consolidate efforts for successful development of investment projects on construction and reconstruction/modernisation of hydropower plants in the region (Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey).

The Congress is supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Strategic Partner – UZBEKGIDROENERGO. 

Bronze sponsor: CINK Hydro-Energy.

Register now - https://hydropowercongress.com/en/registration/


Date: February 17-18, 2021

Place: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Organising Committee: Vostock Capital 

Tel.: +7 495 109 9 509 

E-mail: Events@vostockcapital.com

Website: https://hydropowercongress.com/en/


Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian 2020 in facts and figures:

150+ C-suite executives of hydropower operating companies, government officials, international investors and leading suppliers of technologies and equipment;

Among the extended delegations: The National Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil of the Kyrgyz Republic, the National Energy Holding of the Kyrgyz Republic, Electric Power Plants, Chakan-GES, Samruk-Energo, WORLD BANK, Georgian Energy Development Fund, INTER RAO,  Rogun HPP, Asian Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, Nurek HPP,  Iran Water & Power Resources Development Co, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and a lot more others; 

Among the speakers and honorary guests: Emil Osmonbetov, Chairman, the National Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil of the Kyrgyz Republic; Aitmamat Nazarov, Chairman of the Board, National Energy Holding Company; Taalaibek Tolubaev, General Director, Electric Power Plants; Ermek Asankanov, General Director, Chakan GES; Fazliddin Shoiddinov, Director, Nurek HPP; Dmitry Volkov,  Director of Assets Management Block in the Central Asia and South Caucasus, INTER RAO; Ernur Djienbaev, Design Office Director, Samruk-Energo; Shakhram Jalali, Foreign Project Office Director, Iran Water & Power Resources Development Co. and a lot more others;

Exhibition and showcase of innovative solutions by: Wasserkraft VOLK, Polyar Steel Construction, Hydroproject Institute, Rakurs Engineering, Voith Hydro, Fesco Projects, Tractebel Engineering, Sevinc Machine Industry and Trade, Elsib, KPMG, MC Bauchemie, Tojikgidroelectromontazh, Ukrgidroproject, PPT Engineering, Cupral Bridge,  MUHR, HPP France, Global Hydro Energy, Power Machines, and others.  

Programme Highlights 2021:

Special focus! Uzbekistan’s hydro. Presentations of investment projects and programmes of their implementation, industry development strategy, tips for establishing a successful business in the country

Strategic Opening Session: hydropower development in the Central Asia and Caspian region: anti-crisis strategies, inter-state cooperation, plans of governments, initiators, and operators

Showcases of Greenfield and Brownfield projects in regional hydropower industry in 2021-2025 

Discussion session with top managers and CTOs from operating companies and HPPs. Discuss efficient HPP operation and risk management directly with senior executives  

Development of Uzbekistan’s hydropower – specialised round table with all industry players. Great opportunity to learn more about government’s plans, discuss advantages and challenges of project development, pose questions directly! 

Exclusive exhibition and showcase of innovative technologies, solutions, and equipment: construction, modernisation, operation, performance growth 

Investment focus! Investment strategies - the most efficient practices and financial mechanisms for hydropower projects of the region

Case-studies from companies with successful HPP construction and modernisation projects in the region

Small hydropower investment projects for construction and modernisation of small hydropower plants, and solutions for their development

30+ hours of formal and informal networking: gala-dinner, interactive round tables, pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings, and a lot more

Register now - https://hydropowercongress.com/en/registration/


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