Vestas has received the first order for Vestas PowerPlus solutions, a new range of technology upgrades launched to the market last month. The order was placed by key customer EDP Renewables (EDPR) to upgrade the production performance on hundreds of turbines in their United States fleet.
About Vestas PowerPlus
Vestas PowerPlus consists of three product offerings:
- Power Uprate (V82-1.65 MW, V90-1.8 MW and V100-1.8 MW);
- Extended Cut Out (V90-3.0 MW, V100-1.8/2.0 MW); and,
- Aerodynamic Upgrades (V82-1.65 MW).
Power Uprate is a modification to the turbine control parameters that allows the wind turbines to increase their maximum power output from 1.8MW up to 2.0MW (V82: 1.65MW up to 1.8MW). The result is an increased Annual Energy Production (AEP) (generally 1.0-4.0%).
Extended Cut Out is a modification of the turbine control parameters that allows turbines to capture more wind at higher speeds by extending the maximum wind speed limit from 25 m/s up to 30 m/s. The result is an increase in AEP (generally 0.5-2.0%).
The Aerodynamic Upgrades are Vortex Generators, which are a cost-effective solution using small fins that optimise air flow over the blades to improve the aerodynamics and increase AEP of a wind power plant (generally up to 0.8%).
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