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The aim of the project was to develop a "Generic Wind Farm Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System" for the wind energy industry. SCADA is a computer-based system that allows local and remote control of basic wind turbine functions and collects data from the wind farm that can be used to analyse and report on the operational performance.

This project involves the development of a system that will communicate with all turbine types and calculate and store performance data in a consistent way. A unit called a "Remote Interface Unit" has been developed to communicate directly with the turbine controllers and provide a standard interface to the rest of the SCADA system. Extensive laboratory tests have been carried out and pilot tests have taken place on a commercial wind farm in the UK. The completed system is available as a commercial product.

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