Exploiting SCADA system data for wind turbine performance monitoring.

Butler, S. and O'Connor, F. and Ringwood, John (2013) Exploiting SCADA system data for wind turbine performance monitoring. Proceedings SysTol 2013.

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This paper presents the results of a short study into utilising wind farm supervisory control and data acqui- sition (SCADA) system data for performance monitoring of large utility-scale wind turbines. The general approach taken is to model the turbine power output of each turbine during fault-free operation and to subsequently use the trained model to identify performance degradation by analysing the residual between the predicted and observed power values for each turbine. Historical data from a large wind farm is used to train and test the turbine models. The trained models are then tested on historical turbine failure examples. The results suggest that the data collected by wind farm SCADA systems, which are typically installed as standard on most modern wind farms, can be exploited for gaining an insight into wind turbine performance and maintenance condition.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: SCADA System Data; Wind Turbine Performance;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 6794
Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 10:43
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings SysTol 2013
Publisher: SysTol
Refereed: Yes

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