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Wind Asset Reliability Data Offers a Value-Adding Opportunity for Utility CIOs

Published: 02 October 2017

ID: G00341411

Analyst(s): Keith Harrison

Summary

As operational wind assets grow in number and range, and the deployed base ages, reliability data grows increasingly important. By taking an active role in managing this dataset, CIOs can minimize risk and costs while enabling a range of additional analytical capabilities across the business.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Continuing growth in capacity and increasing dependence on wind energy raise the significance of wind asset reliability data for utility CIOs
    • Recommendations
  • Inconsistent reliability data processes, standards and KPIs are adversely impacting CIOs' decision making for utility operational and commercial management
    • Recommendations
  • New reliability data use cases, such as predictive maintenance, benchmarking and analytics, will require CIO engagement and investment
    • Recommendations

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