French renewable energy project developer Neoen has chosen an O&M management platform from QOS Energy to monitor the 315 MW Hornsdale wind power project in Australia.Neoen Hornsdale

Hornsdale will be among the largest wind farms operating in Australia once fully commissioned.

Consisting of 96 Siemens 3.2 MW wind turbines, it is being built in three stages, two of which have been completed. Neoen has deployed the Qantum energy management system from fellow French company QOS Energy, to monitor the two first stages of the project.

Neoen says one main benefit of the system “is the fact that no additional hardware or system installation is required onsite to run the software, which allows for a swift and cost effective set-up of data acquisition processes”.

The platform gathers and analyses data generated by each turbine for all measured values using a secure VPN connection and is compatible with every kind of wind turbine, communication standard or database connection protocol.