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Smart Energy at WindEnergy Hamburg

Published:  01 August, 2018

The urgency to drive down turbine product lifecycle costs and in parallel combine wind with other smart energy solutions has become a key wind industry topic. From 25 to 28 September the Global Wind Summit will highlight the future of wind energy production, its integration and storage as well as sector coupling projects.

This is a huge overall challenge requiring sustained wind industry R&D efforts, from advanced concept studies to smart turbines, rotor blades, and control systems. Smart energy extends to digitalization of supply-chain processes, use of big data for asset upkeep, smarter O&M, mid-life upgrades and lifetime extension. Digitialization at practical level involves for instance the continuous monitoring of critical loads in main components like gearboxes for determining remaining lifetime. Smart Energy is one of the top items on the agenda of WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading expo for wind energy, which has joined hands with WindEurope’s global conference to form the Global Wind Summit. 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries will present their innovations in nine halls of the Hamburg Messe site.

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