RWE npower renewables has chosen the Met Office’s VisualEyes for its 27 wind farms across the UK.
A web-based monitoring and alert solution, VisualEyes is designed to monitor real-time and forecast weather conditions at the sites to ensure safe and efficient operations at each location.
The Met Office says VisualEyes will provide each RWE npower renewables’ wind farm site with detailed, up-to-date, site-specific weather information from one central system, which can be accessed online 24/7. An inbuilt alert system will highlight any sites likely to experience adverse weather conditions.
Jim Marshall, operations performance manager from RWE npower renewables, said: “Access to accurate weather conditions for individual sites is essential. VisualEyes literally allows us to keep an eye on wind farm conditions, so we can be confident we’re operating in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible, and that we’re not putting our staff at any risk due to hazardous weather conditions. We aim to extend our use of the Met Office’s VisualEye into our projects inEuropeover the coming months.”
Julian Menadue, business account manager for the Met Office, added: “With multiple locations across the country, VisualEyes makes planning and monitoring across multiple sites easy with its ability to visualise the weather on maps and produce alerts and planning charts for each site from one central system.”