Breeze is working in many different countries all over the world. And our different customers have different information that they want to have connected to their wind farms and wind turbines. Due to this, we have a section in Breeze that we call Metadata. This is a section where the customer can add any type of data fields with different information for their own turbines.
At Breeze we are seeing customers in wind extending their portfolio to encompass solar photovoltaics. Many of those customers have expressed a desire to also bring in their solar assets into Breeze. To monitor solar and wind in the same platform makes a lot of sense as they at a fundamental level are the same - both are powered by a fuel that is free and volatile.
Nova Scotia Canada-based wind energy developer Natural Forces Technologies Inc has chosen the Breeze system for wind farm management and optimization. This marks the first wind farms in Canada to be installed in Breeze.
The budget is representing the expected power production of the wind turbine, normally called the P50 production of the turbine are the wind farm. In Breeze this is divided in to monthly budgets. Normally some parts of the year are windier than other, so there should be some deviations between the months. If you only have a yearly budget this can be divided equally in 12 sections.
The Aspiravi Group develops, invests, realizes and operates wind projects in Belgium, the North Sea and abroad to create a sustainable future for the next generations. Aspiravi owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of wind farms. At the end of 2014 the portfolio consists of 480 MW of Enercon, Senvion, Siemens and Vestas turbines.
Ventolines, Netherlands-based service provider in the wind energy, has chosen the Breeze system for wind farm management and analysis. A portfolio of turbines ranging in size, age and brand will be installed in the Breeze system.
This final e-book of the 3-part series focuses on measuring change in power performance. There is a brief review of the Power Curve, Annual Energy Production and common methods of measuring the absolute level of power performance. The alternatives for measuring change in power performance for a specific site are narrowed down. An in-depth case study is performed, presenting the methodology and results of the Side-by-Side Testing method. Using only SCADA data for the analysis, the effect of a blade add-on upgrade is evaluated. The analysis is based on a relative power relation between a test and reference wind turbine.