The offshore wind industry is undergoing a period of rapid growth and change. Larger turbines, more efficient generators, improving O&M strategies and increases in market volume are all helping to drive down costs. Installed capacity is expected to double by 2020 and continue to grow at a rate of 20% current capacity year on year through 2030.
Offshore renewable assets are a source of big data with information streaming off turbines, vessels, people, grid, etc. The industry is already struggling with management, analytics and security of the data generated and the problem is only set to get worse should the growth forecasts be realised.
There is much to be gained by adopting best practice developed in other sectors and industries that have already solved such challenges in data architecture, storage, processing, security and analytics.
KTN is supporting the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult by reaching out to practitioners and end users of Data Sharing / Information Fusion technologies in order to gather insights and exemplars of best practice. We may follow up this survey with an invitation to discuss your answers at greater depth with the Offshore Renewables Industry through roundtable workshops and a report will be compiled for broader distribution across the Offshore Renewable Industry.
Link to the survey - r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/9b2vfu0b-093ofoaf