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A remote condition monitoring system for wind-turbine based DG systems

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/05/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Number of pages7
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In this paper, a remote condition monitoring system is proposed, which fundamentally consists of real-time monitoring modules on the plant side, a remote support centre and the communications between them. The paper addresses some of the key issues related on the monitoring system, including i) the implementation and configuration of a VPN connection, ii) an effective database system to be able to handle huge amount of monitoring data, and iii) efficient data mining techniques to convert raw data into useful information for plant assessment. The preliminary results have demonstrated that the proposed system is practically feasible and can be deployed to monitor the emerging new energy generation systems.