Software Agreement Benefits Wind Power Systems

Prasentia and Siemens Energy & Automation agreed to combine their efforts on the development, integration, configuration and implementation of the Siemens SIMATIC IT software products into Prasentia’s wind power industry service offerings.

San Diego, California – June 18, 2004 [] Prasentia chose to standardize on the Siemens-based system for numerous reasons, such as scalability, wind turbine technology independence, sub-second data frequency, open-architecture with ease of integration, security, high availability and online rates. Prasentia will market, sell, and implement the Siemens SIMATIC IT software for the wind power industry in the United States and select international markets. “Siemens is a world-class technology provider,” Dave Roberts, who is the president of Prasentia, said. “By combining world-class technology with Prasentia’s extensive wind power management experience, we can equip our customers with the best tools to manage their wind farms.” Beyond any on-board SCADA and Data Analysis/Reporting tools provided by the turbine vendors, the Prasentia configured system offers users an unbiased source of project data through portfolio-wide data collection, validation, analysis and reporting processes. The Prasentia wind farm management application allows all pertinent parties to remotely access data 24 hours a day on a real-time basis, and from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The standard data points include turbine component performance, wind speed, temperature, direction, and generation. Data gathered allows users to develop accurate and thorough reports that equip the owner, operator and manufacturer with information to improve the decision making processes of scheduling, maintenance, availability, down-time and warranty-related conditions.

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