Sentient Science Honored by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for Life Extension of Wind Turbines
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) today awarded Sentient Science Corporation with the “New Energy Pioneers Award” at the Future of Energy Summit 2016 in New York, N.Y.
A panel of industry and technology experts recognized Sentient as a “game changer” in the clean energy space for its innovative DigitalClone® and DigitalTwin™ technology, which uses materials science to build computational models of rotating machines, like wind turbines, to predict remaining useful life and provide life extension actions. Wind operators using DigitalClone® Live benefit from lower operating costs through small data from Material Science and longer life of their assets, which ultimately provides a lower cost of energy and a competitive differentiation. On a fleet wide basis, savings can result in an increase in revenue by 1 cent per KWh.
The BNEF New Energy Pioneers Awards program, now in its ninth year, provides global recognition and validation from the energy industry’s top analysts and global energy leaders, including Michael Bloomberg.
Ward Thomas is responsible for Sentient Science’s transition from a niche developer of systems and solutions for federal projects to a general-purpose corporation targeting several commercial market segments. His expertise includes new product introduction, managing high growth companies, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.