Big data techniques for wind turbine condition monitoring

David Ferguson, Victoria Catterson

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The continual development of sensor and storage technology has led to a dramatic increase in volumes of data being captured for condition monitoring and machine health assessment. Beyond wind energy, many sectors are dealing with the same issue, and these large, complex data sets have been termed ‘Big Data’. Big Data may be defined as having three dimensions: volume, velocity, and variety. This paper discusses the application of Big Data practices for use in wind turbine condition monitoring, with reference to a deployed system capturing 2 TB of data per month.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 2014
EventEuropean Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2014) - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 Mar 201413 Mar 2014


ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2014)


  • wind energy
  • wind turbine
  • turbine condition monitoring
  • big data

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