The Met Office, a world leader in the provision of weather and climate services, will showcase its products and services at Optimising Wind Power O&M: Europe, in Manchester on 3 and 4 September 2013.
The Met Office will be showcasing its Renewable energy VisualEyesTM and SafeseeTM, which support operational decision making onshore and offshore.
VisualEyesTM, a web-based monitoring and alert solution that gives customers a clearer picture of the real-time and forecast weather conditions at locations across Europe. Already used by many of the major wind farm operators, VisualEyes™ features a planning service for lightning, hub height wind and visibility from 36 hours to five days ahead.
This year, senior renewables account manager, Alastair Dawson, will be attending on behalf of the Met Office. Alastair says, "We are pleased to support Optimising Wind Power O&M: Europe. It's a valuable networking event, which allows us to meet key business contacts from within the renewables field, who can help us develop products and services which continue to meet the needs of the industry."
Also on show will be SafeseeTM, the Met Office's unique web-based forecast system that makes weather information easier to interpret and aids operational decision making in the marine environment.
SafeseeTM helps bring the weather to life by enabling users to visualise weather elements over operating sites anywhere in the world, assisting in the decisions that are essential in the safe and efficient planning of day-to-day marine and weather sensitive operations.
Alasdair will be available to talk about each of the products, their application and benefits to the renewable energy industry.
The Met Office is a proud sponsor of Optimising Wind Power O&M: Europe, which is expected to attract over 300 businesses from within the renewables industry. The two day agenda will analyse and evaluate the risks and rewards of different O&M contracts for onshore and offshore wind turbines. Asset owners will provide case study examples of how they work to minimise downtime, plan maintenance schedules and ultimately maximise the yield from each euro spent on O&M.