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BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items

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Remote operations centre gives farms remote control From BP Wind Energy’s remote operations centre in Houston, all 13 of its farms across seven US states are closely monitored 24/7. The information relayed back helps them to produce more efficiently, economically and safely

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Sitting in a darkened room more than 30 floors above the streets of downtown Houston, US, a BP Wind Energy operator is able to tell visitors exactly how much power is being generated on a wind farm as far away as California—and what the weather’s like there.

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This is the remote operations centre (ROC), where some 800 million individual data points from BP’s 13 wind farms in seven states are stored every month. The mass of information allows the remote operations team to keep a close eye on critical and variable factors, such as turbine availability, power generation capacity, market pricing and wind speed.

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Software collects the data at each individual wind farm, as well as from weather services and national electric system operators like the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which is then transmitted to Houston. Much of the information is displayed in the form of pie charts or bar graphs on the centre’s five by 18 feet-long (1.5 by 5 metre-long) brightly coloured screens—known as ‘the wall’. It flickers on a regular basis, as numbers adjust in real-time.

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“The wall gives operators visibility of what is happening at each wind farm,” says David Grant, director of remote operations and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) technology for BP Wind Energy. “We can look at the performance of an individual turbine and compare it with others from the same manufacturer at a specific wind farm or across the fleet; we can recognize if equipment starts to operate outside a normal parameter and react.”

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