Wind farms are not all the same: some locations are more cost-efficient than others. In addition, wind turbines also vary. Some deliver more power. Some require more maintenance.
SPARTA – System Performance, Availability and Reliability Trend Analysis – brings together commercial operators (with concerns over anonymity and confidentiality) with the Crown Estates (who own the sea bed) and the government. All stakeholders are seeking the same thing: intuitive, secure data that helps them to make wiser investment decisions in the future.
In this increasingly crucial sector (which is helping the UK to become more self-sufficient in terms of energy), knowing which equipment and which locations are performing best is of both commercial and of national interest. Hence the creation of this collaborative project designed to create an interactive analytics tool and platform for this key information.