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Onyx Insight, Pattern Energy Deploy AI Hub Across 4.2 GW Wind Power Fleet

May 18, 2022
Energy company adopts digital technology to efficiently run large portfolio, deliver value

Onyx Insight, a digital and engineering solutions provider, partnered with Pattern Energy to boost operational efficiency across its 4.2 GW North American wind energy portfolio.

Building on their long-standing relationship, the partnership sees Onyx Insight provide its new AI Hub advanced analytics platform. The new software provides Pattern Energy with a comprehensive solution that brings its component health monitoring data into one place under an efficient, scalable case management system, and provides access to drivetrain and blade inspection analytics, as well as SCADA-based lost energy analytics.

A key benefit of AI Hub is enabling a consolidation of disparate historical data from multiple sources in a single centralized software. Pattern Energy has used AI HUB to bring together and standardize all of its drone inspection data – having previously needed to use four separate portals for its blade drone photos – empowering Pattern Energy engineers to identify fleet-wide trends and optimize repair plans.

The wind power sector can improve productivity by helping engineering and site teams to collaborate more easily and effectively. As part of its digital transformation, Pattern Energy expands its capabilities with AI Hub’s case management system, which centralizes O&M issue management for easier tracking, planning, and communication, while automating labor-intensive, unproductive case tracking functions to free up resources.

Existing predictive maintenance software platforms are increasingly unable to keep pace with complex, hybrid approaches to O&M since they require focusing on datasets of similar natures – requiring operators to rely on multiple software platforms simultaneously and placing the most powerful insights out of reach.

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