Wind control centre offers services
RWE Innogy UK monitored 570 individual turbines in 2014
RWE Innogy UK’s Wind Control Centre is to offer renewable and cross technology third party services from the 1 September.
The centre, based in Swindon, operates around the clock and provides wind farm monitoring and remote trouble shooting services. In 2014, the team managed over 1GW of renewable energy facilities across the UK.
The team's role is to monitor its renewable energy facilities and ensure the smooth running of the machines. This could be by providing release of plant in accordance with wind turbine safety rules, issuing severe weather warnings, curtailing sites, or SCADA solutions.
RWE Innogy UK's control centre team leader, Adam Oxley, said: “Last year alone we monitored approximately 570 individual turbines across 34 sites in the UK. That includes offshore and onshore and this year we are actively exploring expanding that experience into further wind and solar farms.
Health and safety is also high on the agenda. Since 2011, RWE Innogy UK has consistently received the Gold accolade in the ROSPA Occupational Health and Safety awards.
Image: RWE Innogy UK's wind control centre monitors turbines across the UK (RWE Innogy)