Iberdrola Renovables has opened its Portland Oregon National Control Centre (NCC), which has operational control over 800,000 inputs from 2,500 wind turbines across the US.
The infrastructure controls all the firm’s wind farms and substations throughout the year in real time, and also receives data from its other wind farms around the world.
The facility will allow Iberdrola to optimise operational management and economic efficiency at its US wind farms, enhancing the quality of the energy supplies to the grid.
The Portland NCC remotely controls and monitors the company’s wind farm network before storing the information for subsequent analysis.
All Iberdrola Renovables wind farms in the US are equipped with a local control and data system, which collates the main operating variables from the substations, which then connect to the new centre.