Wind Turbine Data Analysis and LSTM-Based Prediction in SCADA System

Imre Delgado, Muhammad Fahim*

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The number of wind farms is increasing every year because many countries are turning their attention to renewable energy sources. Wind turbines are considered one of the best alternatives to produce clean energy. Most of the wind farms installed supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system in their turbines to monitor wind turbines and logged the information as time-series data. It demands a powerful information extraction process for analysis and prediction. In this research, we present a data analysis framework to visualize the collected data from the SCADA system and recurrent neural network-based variant long short-term memory (LSTM) based prediction. The data analysis is presented in cartesian, polar, and cylindrical coordinates to understand the wind and energy generation relationship. The four features: wind speed, direction, generated active power, and theoretical power are predicted and compared with state-of-the-art methods. The obtained results confirm the applicability of our model in real-life scenarios that can assist the management team to manage the generated energy of wind turbines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Recurrent neural network
  • SCADA data
  • Smart grids
  • Time series forecasting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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