GE Wind Power Development

New System Reduces Wind Power Costs

Written by Green Chip Stocks
Posted April 30, 2012

GE (NYSE:GE) recently announced a new technology that can help wind farm operators save quite a bit of time and money.

GE’s new software PulsePOINT Advanced Monitoring System and Diagnostic Services will help identify problems with turbines before any damage leads to downtime or a major failure.

The way PulsePOINT works is that it uses GE-proprietary anomaly detection algorithms in conjunction with SCADA data and GE Bently Nevada condition monitoring equipment, should the latter be installed on the turbine.

The data is collected around the clock through hundreds of sensors. PulsePOINT then takes this data and should anything come up as a potential problem, the software identifies it and plots a course of corrective action.

PulsePOINT is the culmination of years of research and development and more than $3 million in investments. It’s currently operating on data from over 12,000 GE turbines worldwide.

“PulsePOINT is just the latest example of how GE continues to expand our suite of service offerings, to provide even stronger support for our customers in the wind industry…we are committed to developing new technologies that will further enhance the reliability and productivity of our turbines worldwide,” Wind Services general manager for GE Power & Water Andy Hold explained.

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