Global advisory and certification firm DNV GL has launched a renewables’ monitoring centre in India.

The operations and analytics centre in Bengaluru will offer digital monitoring solutions including WindGemini, a digital twin for wind turbine operations, and Horizon, a new – and the world’s first – data-monitoring platform for integrated wind, solar and energy storage systems.

DNV GL is also planning to introduce performance and failure analysis services to areas such as energy storage and cyber security.

“With the increasing global penetration of wind and solar energy sources, there is a growing requirement for improved efficiency and optimisation of performance through digitalization and dynamic control of these renewable assets,” said Lucy Craig, vice-president and director for Technology & Innovation at DNV GL Energy.

She said the new analytics centre “is part of DNV GL’s drive to innovate and develop new digital services to support the industry in becoming more efficient and accelerate the transition towards a cleaner energy future”.

DNV GL’s recent Energy Transition Outlook report forecasts that by 2050, 80 per cent of global electricity production will come from renewables. India, in particular, is running one of the largest and most ambitious renewable capacity expansion programmes in the world. Craig explained that this makes Bengaluru – which is known as India’s Silicon Valley – a strategic operative location for the new global service centre.

She said the global monitoring centre “is especially significant to independent power providers, developers and investors, for whom in-house monitoring centres may not be sustainable in terms of investment, hardware, manpower, and training in operations & management”.

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