Data utilisation is an overarching term used to describe a wide range of concepts and techniques aimed at exploiting available information. In this context data utilisation is performed with the aim of data-driven decision making. In the offshore renewables Industry/SMEs, data utilisation techniques can include: post-event analysis, use of current operational data and forecasting of future trends. The level of data utilisation is varied across Industry/SMEs, providing the opportunity for innovation and collaboration between offshore wind stakeholders.
Type of Entry: Innovation Area
Requires implementation offshore: No
Start TRL: TRL 3
Target TRL: TRL 6
Enabler: Research Technical Organisations
Beneficiary: Original Equipment Manufacturers
Strategic Outcome: Maximising operational performance of existing wind farms
Forecast Start: 2022
Forecatest Finish: 2030
Potential to Reduce LCOE: Medium
UK Benefit: Medium
Case for Intervention: Medium
HSE impact: Low
LCOE Notes: This depends on the engagement by OOs and the impact their use of data has.
UK Benefit - notes: UK has high expertise in this field and can actively engage in data and digital activities.
Intervention - notes: Although some OOs do actively engage in data utilisation activities, some will need external bodies to help kickstart a culture change within their organisation.
HSE impact notes: Optimised O&M operations