Six Best Practices for Effective Wind Farm Operation
Using Industrial Ethernet Switches to Assure Maximum Uptime
A high-speed, industrial-grade network infrastructure offers wind farm operators many benefits, including improved operational management, visibility and access to key data. Real-time data access enables operators to monitor wind turbine uptime, performance and power output – even from remote locations. This data, which is used to track power generation efficiency and trends, provides predictive information that is critical to “Smart Grid” technology. After describing a typical wind farm environment, this white paper will explore six best practices that should be considered for effective wind farm operation.