In the current electricity production mix wind energy is claiming a significant part. In order to guarantee stable electricity production predictability of the wind farm operational behaviour is essential.
Big data approaches have the potential for a significant role in realizing this goal. In order to gain insights in turbine operational behaviour it is necessary to obtain a farm wide dataset, containing the operational sensor data of the different machines and context information such as maintenance data. Advanced analytics can use this data for understanding normal and deviating turbine operational behaviour. These insights help in optimizing the operation and maintenance strategy of the farm. Therefore we employ a big data approach and mindset in our research team to facilitate our data-analytics research tracks.