EDPR adds PowerUp to US fleet

Portugal’s EDP Renewables (EDPR) is to retrofit over 400 GE turbines at five of its US wind farms with new predictive software that promises to boost yearly output from the developments by 420GWh.

The PowerUp package, a customisable software-enabled platform that processes thousands of data points each second to fine-turbine turbine operation, will be installed on GE 1.5-77 machines at Canyon V wind farm in Oklahoma, Meadow Lake III in Indiana and the Top Crop I, Top Crop II and Railsplitter developments in Illinois.

“GE's PowerUp software will allow us to improve the power curve and increase the annual energy production of these 402 wind turbines,” says EDPR executive vice president Brian Hayes.

Andy Holt, general manager of GE’s renewable energy projects and services division, adds: “The platform allows EDPR to Log in to read complete article.

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