The complete Rio do Vento onshore wind farm, including two phases, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil will count with 240 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 1,038 MW, enough to supply the equivalent of 1.5 million homes with renewable energy. This will make it one of the largest onshore wind power projects in the world. The first phase went into operation in July 2021. The second phase of Rio do Vento is scheduled to start operating in 2023.
As of November 2021, the first two Siemens Energy Sensformer® Advanced are now online and fully operational, connected to an exclusive and secure online platform where the customer can access real-time information and utilize digital twin intelligence.
The online data management system provides real-time access to critical data such as loadings, aging forecasts, temperatures, and dissolved gas concentrations within the insulation oil of the transformers, thereby enabling early fault detection with automated alarms and providing maximum transparency for the customer regarding actual conditions of their assets. Moreover, digital twin intelligence allows the transformers’ operating parameters to be virtually tapped and simulated under different load conditions.