GL Garrad Hassan launches WindHelm Portfolio Manager
Posted: 25 May 2011
GL Garrad Hassan' new software tool, WindHelm Portfolio Manager, helps improve project efficiency and reduce wind farm operational costs.
This release can now also deliver reporting for North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) Generating Availability Data System (GADS) analysis.
WindHelm provides a single platform for the monitoring, optimization and control of any combination of operational turbines, farms and portfolios. A single platform gives owners and operators uniform access to, and analysis of, their SCADA data.
Operators can access 'near real time' data from any web browser, and alerts can be sent out via email, mobile phone or pager. In this configuration, no extra equipment or software is required at the project site. WindHelm Live offers real time operational control.
Developed from GL Garrad Hassan's independent SCADA product, WindHelm is fully compatible with any SCADA system with an ODBC/OPC interface, including all existing GH SCADA systems. It provides summary and detailed operational reports, including power curves, availability, meteorological data, faults/events, efficiency, and actual vs. expected production. Forensic analysis and data trending is available at the turbine, project and portfolio level.
To improve the performance of electrical generating equipment and generate industry data for use in benchmarking and decision-making WindHelm supports reporting for NERC's Generating Availability Data System, both for individual wind farms and across entire wind portfolios. Component taxonomies for standardization and benchmarking of fault analysis are accommodated and taxonomy from the EU R&D project RELIAWIND project is included.