Articles | Volume 8, issue 6
Research article
07 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2023

Grand challenges in the digitalisation of wind energy

Andrew Clifton, Sarah Barber, Andrew Bray, Peter Enevoldsen, Jason Fields, Anna Maria Sempreviva, Lindy Williams, Julian Quick, Mike Purdue, Philip Totaro, and Yu Ding


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-29', Jethro Browell, 02 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-29', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Dec 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-29', Andrew Clifton, 07 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Andrew Clifton on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
EF by Polina Shvedko (07 Mar 2023)  Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (10 Mar 2023) by Athanasios Kolios
ED: Publish as is (24 Mar 2023) by Carlo L. Bottasso (Chief editor)
AR by Andrew Clifton on behalf of the Authors (06 Apr 2023)
Short summary
Wind energy creates huge amounts of data, which can be used to improve plant design, raise efficiency, reduce operating costs, and ease integration. These all contribute to cheaper and more predictable energy from wind. But realising the value of data requires a digital transformation that brings grand challenges around data, culture, and coopetition. This paper describes how the wind energy industry could work with R&D organisations, funding agencies, and others to overcome them.
Final-revised paper