First Paris and Copenhagen, now at the Hannover Messe: Overspeed has introduced its new software product for optimizing offshore wind farms. The goal of the software is to reduce electricity production costs from offshore wind farms and to increase the effectiveness of the planning teams. In addition, the cost and energy output uncertainty is calculated for each wind farm variant in order to reduce the risks to later investors.
According to Overspeed, interest in wind farm planning support was shown by potential customers from all continents, in particular from China, Argentina, Tansania, South Africa and Germany. "We are quite satisfied with customer resonance", states the Managing Director of Overspeed, Dr. Hans-Peter Waldl, "particularly due to the fact that the Hannover Messe is not a specialized wind energy fair."
Wind & Economy was developed as prototype as part of the European research project EERA-DTOC. In order to achieve market-readiness and have it commercially on offer by the end of the year, Overspeed is currently looking for an external investor.
Customers were not the only ones interested in the new software, high-ranking gov-ernment officials from Lower Saxony and Bremen also visited the Overspeed stand. These included Joachim Lohse, the Bremen Senator for the Environment, along with Environmental Ministor Stefan Wenzel and Economic Minister Olaf Lies (pictured), who received presentations of the Wind & Economy software. In the forefront of the discussions was the reduction of electricity costs from future offshore wind farms. Wind & Economy also uses the expected price per kilowatt hour to optimize farms.