In a condition monitoring retrofit first for the Indian renewables market, independent power producer (IPP) Greenko has teamed up with ONYX InSight, a predictive analytics and engineering firm, to modernise 500 wind turbines in their fleet. Greenko sought ONYX InSight technology to enhance the quality of data from the wind turbine drivetrain to enable adoption of the latest predictive analytics.
ONYX InSight will be installing its advanced sensing equipment, ecoCMS, in a phased retrofit project across the 500 direct drive and geared turbines. Using their fleetMONITOR condition monitoring software platform, the data generated will be used to identify developing machinery failures, providing longer lead times of 6 - 12 months to plan for repairs.
This comes at a time when ambitious wind energy targets and increasing competitiveness against traditional power sources have made improvement in turbine reliability through digitisation a must for the Indian market.1
As independent power producers increase capacity in India, moving towards a self-sufficient operations and maintenance strategy is necessary to maximise efficiency, reduce costs and retain investor confidence over the lifespan of the project. Digitalisation and predictive maintenance will be the lynchpin to streamline wind farm operations and maximise production.
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