ORE Catapult Launches Wind Digital Innovations Forum

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched its Wind Digital Innovations Forum aimed at driving forward the digital transformation in the wind energy sector.

The Forum, a joint initiative with the Digital Catapult, was launched in February and brings together owners/operators and asset managers including BayWa, Vattenfall, innogy, Natural Power and Wood, with academia and small innovators, such as Cognitive Business and Cyberscape.

The group’s work will build on ORE Catapults’ experience and existing portfolio of wind-related digital and data initiatives such as SPARTA, WEBS and POD.

It will focus on four key strategic work programs, including cyber security, data maturity, data integration and digital supply chain engagement.

The Forum is chaired by Mike Anderson, Co-Founder and Ex-Chief Technical Officer for RES, and Current Chair of ETIPWind.

“The WDIF is a unique collaboration of data owners and solution providers, working together to overcome some of the key data issues facing the wind industry and offering their own perspectives on how we might tackle them,” said Steve Ross, ORE Catapult’s Data and Digital Business Lead.

“The Forum will also develop disruptive strategies to help progress the digitalisation of the sector as well as potentially starting to develop standards and protocols for data management that do not currently exist.”