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Draft PPS18: Renewable Energy
Annex 1 Wind Energy: Operation and Maintenance

A27. A wind farm is often equipped with a central monitoring system. This consists of a computer that supervises the operation of the farm and can communicate with a remote headquarters. Wind farms are likely to be un-manned, and their operational status regularly checked through the central monitoring system and remote link. Such a checking system may be housed in a small building somewhere on a wind farm site or may quite normally be combined with the sub-station. Remote links will require associated equipment in order to allow communication to take place, for example an aerial or dish.
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