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EDP Renewables North America incorporates big data into wind energy industry

Big data isn’t the first thing that comes to my mind when I’m thinking about wind farms.

In fact, when Houston-based EDP Renewables North America LLC first approached me to talk about big data, I thought the company was going to tell me about data it was collecting and analyzing regarding wind strength and frequency, which, to me, would make for an interesting weather data story.

When I spoke with EDP, I learned that the company is actually using big data to improve its wind turbine fleet maintenance and general operations of its fleet.

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