MUSE AI detects bird species and can be used to adjust individual wind turbines to protect them (source: DHI)
25 Nov 2022by David Foxwell
DHI in Denmark has developed new technology for automatic recognition of endangered bird species in offshore windfarms and used it to enhance its well known MUSE system
MUSE AI uses artificial intelligence (AI) and video analysis and enables the operation of wind turbines to be adjusted when specific bird species area present in order to protect the birds.
MUSE is already in use, integrated offshore windfarms’ control systems, but has been enhanced with the addition of AI-based species recognition, automating the process and enabling speed reductions on wind turbines when specific bird species fly through a windfarm.
DHI says AI-based species recognition enables the shutdown of individual wind turbines. The AI functionality enables highly accurate species recognition and algorithms calculate birds’ route through a windfarm. As a result, automatic shutdown can therefore be limited to a single turbine, ensuring more efficient energy production.
DHI executive vice president for energy and ports Mikael Kamp Sørensen said, “MUSE AI is an example of how we can apply innovation and 30 years of experience with offshore wind to ensure more renewable energy and protection of biodiversity. Sustainable development is at the core of our business in DHI, and we are proud to be able to bring MUSE AI to the market.”
MUSE AI has been intensively tested at DHI’s test facilities in Denmark, which will also act as a demonstration centre for the technology.