2012 - Renewables Users Group Meeting
Optimizing Wind Farm performance with the PI System and Transpara VisualKPI
NaturEner is a developer and operator of utility scale wind farms. Our Glacier Wind farm is unique in that we operate as a wind-only Balancing Authority. We have to monitor both operational and commercial data to ensure best performance. This means that we need to be able to visualize and report on the farm performance to various business entities. We use the PI System to monitor, analyze and optimize our wind farm data as well as our business and commercial data. We use PI Server 2010, PI Asset Framework 2010 R3, PI OLEDB Enterprise, PI Data Services and PI WebParts 2010 to collect, store, analyze and report on our wind farm performance. We use Visual KPI from Transpara to provide real-time data on all aspects of our farm performance to various aspects of our business including executives, asset managers and commercial managers. Transpara allows us to quickly create KPIs based on any PI System data and securely display them to decision-makers anywhere in the world on any device.
Scott Hooper has 19 years of experience as an IT Professional in a wide range of industries. Currently, he's a Senior IT Manager for NaturEner USA, LLC. Scott has previous experience in the retail, software, health insurance and financial sectors creating, where he implemented and supported enterprise systems.
Michael F. Saucier has 25 years of experience leading innovation in the process industries. He has founded three software companies and sold two. His current company, Transpara Corporation, is devoted to building the real-time transparent enterprise, by delivering Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) based on PI System data to the entire workforce using iPhones, iPads, Androids, Windows Phones and Blackberries. His previous company was acquired by OSIsoft in 2002, after which Michael was appointed VP of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development, where he stayed until founding Transpara in late 2005.