DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has launched WindGEMINI, its first online digital twin online tool giving wind farm owners and operators advanced insights into turbine condition and performance, enabling better informed wind operation decisions.
The WindGEMINI framework is based on digital twin technology, equipping users with digital copies of their wind turbines which are continuously updated in real-time, making use of the stream of information received from turbines and wind farm sensors, to reflect the real conditions experienced by the turbines on site.
WindGEMINI gives owners and operators 24/7 access to key metrics and advanced analysis to understand the performance, condition and remaining life of a turbine and its components. This knowledge can be used to optimise servicing, inspections and plan repairs or replacements, thus minimising downtime and lost revenue, as well as informing financial modelling and strategic decision-making processes.
WindGEMINI is built on DNV GL’s 25 years of wind turbine design experience and on the analysis of more than 50 GW of global onshore and offshore wind plants. It gives owners and operators an easy, accessible way to unlock the value within their data and can be utilised across the entire portfolio, as it is compatible with any turbine model.
Operational benefits and applications of WindGEMINI include:
Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, for DNV GL’s energy business in Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, said “As the wind industry matures, there is constant pressure to reduce costs and increase revenue, and grid operators no longer tolerate downtime and under performance. WindGEMINI is part of DNV GL’s drive towards a more digital future and, as a leading independent advisor to the renewables industry, builds on our expertise of leveraging technology to drive down cost of energy.”
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