Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, has been awarded a substantial contract by leading Mexican renewable energy developer Zuma Energia to provide a state-of-the-art control center for its operational wind farm in Oaxaca, PE Ingenio. The platform will collect all the relevant information on the infrastructure of the wind farms in real time, enabling the operator to effectively manage and optimize the operation and maintenance of its wind turbines.
The control center will be the cornerstone of Zuma’s asset performance management. It will allow them to gather and analyze a vast array of essential operating data, not only on the wind turbines and substations, but also on the electricity market and the variations of meteorological conditions. The control systems collect the continuous stream of information that each wind turbine generates every second. All key condition parameters, such as temperatures, vibrations, operating conditions and alarms are monitored and stored in “Big Data” databases optimized to work with large volumes of data in real time in a scalable way. The Control Center will be located in the offices of Zuma Energia in Mexico City.
“Currently, Zuma Energia has 725 MW in its portfolio, which were awarded to the company In Mexico's second clean-energy tender held in September 2016. This accounts for a quarter of the tender’s total, and is a major achievement for our company. It is a privilege to contribute to the sustainable transformation of Mexico’s electricity system, benefiting the generations to come”, said Zuma Energia’s CEO Adrian Katzew.
Over 1 GW of installed wind power in Mexico is currently being managed through the Ingeteam control center platform. With its maintenance equipment covering almost half of the country’s total installed wind power capacity, Ingeteam has positioned itself as an undisputed leader in O&M services in this market. The Spanish company has more than 400 technicians servicing customers throughout the country. Together with Zuma, they aim to continue advancing the industry’s optimization of wind farms through innovative techniques, with the clear ambition of becoming benchmark companies not only in Mexico, but also in the rest of the world.
“We are very pleased to support Zuma Energia in their goal to contribute to the sustainable transformation of Mexico’s electricity system. The project consolidates Ingeteam's position as a leader in the monitoring and analysis of wind farms in Mexico. Currently, the Ingeteam platform is monitoring and analyzing in real time more than 1 GW of installed wind power in Mexico”, explained Jorge Acedo, R&D Director of Control Systems, Ingeteam Wind Energy.