Neoen has chosen QOS Energy’s innovative O&M management platform to monitor the performance of the 315MW Hornsdale wind project.
The wind farm will be one of Australia’s largest wind farms once complete.
The project, consisting of 96 Siemens 3.2MW wind turbines, is being built in three stages – two of which have been completed.
Neoen has deployed Qantum, the IEC compliant energy management SaaS powered by QOS Energy, to monitor the two first stages of the project.
One main benefit for Neoen is the fact that no additional hardware or system installation is required onsite to run the software, which allows for a swift and cost effective set-up of data acquisition processes.
The platform gathers and analyses data generated by each turbine for all measured values using a secure VPN connection.
“We are very proud of the successful collaboration we have with Neoen for this important project,” QOS Energy chief customer success officer Fabrice Wacogne said.
“Our day-to-day challenge is to deliver best-in-class O&M analytics services for some of the largest renewable projects in the world.
“Project after project, Qantum continues to showcase its powerful analytic and O&M performance capabilities.”
Using the software, Neoen can customise operating dashboards, analysis, KPIs, alerts, reports or contracts depending on their specific needs.
The engineering team of QOS Energy has delivered bespoke performance indicators and KPIs for the whole wind farm, and custom operating dashboards have been delivered for each user type.
“We are very pleased with the first-class service provided by QOS Energy for this project,” Neoen operations director Laurent Francisci said.
“We can monitor the wind farm’s operational and financial performance as soon as each turbine is installed onsite.”
Hornsdale has been built to help the Australian Capital Territory achieve its 100 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 by powering 70,000 homes in Phase 1 alone.