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GE Launches Digital Wind Farm Technology in India

GE today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm solution in India.

The wind energy ecosystem leverages big data and analytics, pairing a turbine with a digital infrastructure. GE says the solution enhances production, reduces costs, and boosts availability and productivity over the life of the wind farm.

The launch signifies the beginning of an important phase in technological innovations for the renewable energy market in India. GE also unveiled the latest version of its wind turbine hardware, the 2.3–116 machine, which comes with enhanced control technology and safety features; a new 94 meter tower height; and has the largest 116-meter diameter rotor in the country, offering approximately 30 percent more gross Annual Energy Production (AEP) over its predecessor, the 1.7-103.

The Digital Wind Farm leverages the Industrial Internet and GE’s Predix platform to improve asset performance, optimize operations, and enhance business performance. Its applications include Wind PowerUp Services, Wind Energy Forecasting, PulsePOINT Condition Monitoring System, and WindCONTROL Farm Control System

 “India is pursuing an aggressive strategy to build renewable energy capacities to ensure a sustainable energy mix and meet future demand for electricity”, said Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO, GE South Asia. “It therefore becomes imperative to adopt smart energy systems to integrate increasing amount of renewable power.”