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Schneider Electric announces wind forecasting for WeatherSentryOnline platform

Schneider Electric announces wind forecasting for WeatherSentryOnline platform

September 28, 2016 – Schneider Electric recently announced the launch of Hub Height Wind forecasting capabilities within their industry-leading WeatherSentryOnline platform. This feature helps identify potential risks of high wind speeds and wind gusts at turbine hub heights, and the impact they may have on assets. As a result, wind farms can do better maintenance scheduling and control maintenance costs, which can typically run into several thousand dollars per day.

Schneider Electric’s Hub Height Wind forecasting capabilities provide wind speeds, wind gusts and wind direction forecasts seven days in advance at different heights of turbines. Turbine-specific forecasts can be generated for any worldwide wind farm location.

Knowledge of forecasted wind activity will aid wind farm operators in scheduling proper times for maintenance—specifically, when high winds don’t pose a safety risk for maintenance equipment and personnel.

Improved operations planning saves money, avoiding costs such as crane rental fees, which have to be rented in advance. More efficient planning will help operators maximize output from the farm, as well as improve crew safety. High wind speeds can make maintenance work extremely dangerous, posing a threat to the safety of the maintenance crew. If the winds are forecasted to be high, the operator can modify the maintenance schedule for a clear period based on these forecasts.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations
 

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