Why Wind Turbines Need High-Speed Internet Connection

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Russian telecommunications operators and digital service providers are becoming increasingly involved in the provision of wind farms.

In August this year, MTS, Russia’s major mobile network provider, deployed digital infrastructure for NovaWind’s wind farms in the Stavropol Krai.

Since 2020, Rostelecom has been providing unique IT systems at a wind farm in the Republic of Adygea, earlier this year the company provided digital communications services to the Kochubeyevskaya wind farm in Stavropol Krai, and in July it completed the digital infrastructure for the Marchenkovskaya wind farm in Rostov Oblast.

Access to high-speed internet enables wind farms to keep telemetry records and control online. Each wind farm uses digital communication services to exchange information with Rosseti grid company, which supplies energy to end-users, as well as with the unified automated system. The system collects data from wind turbine sensors on wind speed and direction through secure communication channels and automatically adjusts blade operation, thereby minimising human involvement in these processes.

Wind industry leaders are gathering in Moscow on December, 1-2 for the Russia’s main annual event in the wind industry, the International Wind Energy Forum RAWI FORUM 2021. The forum’s organiser, the Russian Association of Wind Power Industry, invites telecom operators and digital service providers to participate in the event.

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