The expiry of U.S. Production Tax Credits (PTCs) for aging turbines and the gradual removal of PTC support for new projects have prompted operators to re-examine O&M strategies.
This 16-page paper examines the relationship between turbine type and reliability.
E.ON says low wholesale prices and expiring support mechanisms have raised the importance of operations and maintenance (O&M) for new wind power projects as well as existing plants.
The last 12 months have seen remarkable developments in North America’s offshore wind industry.
So what is new is we starting to benefit from economies of scale for the offshore market. The regulatory regime is falling into place.
To arrive at the optimal O&M strategy, an operator needs to make three crucial decisions:
Major firms such as Saudi Aramco and ACWA Power are mulling wind projects as well as solar plants to meet fresh targets set out in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan.
The U.S. onshore wind sector could see operations and maintenance (O&M) costs drop by 20% in the next five years due to higher value components and collaboration between firms, leading industry figures said at the Wind O&M Dallas 2016 conference,
Post-warranty service costs have fallen thanks to increased competition and technological advances. Hence, operators must select a solution most tailored to their risk profile.
To stay up to date with the industry, and ensure that our wind O&M conference agenda doesn’t miss a trick, we reach out to and speak with the wind industry’s elite executives and O&M specialists to get a handle on what’s going on.
It is clear that the wind industry requires an increasingly robust, distributed and consolidated O&M services apparatus to meet this cumulative growth and attend to the ever complex challenges which a growing and maturing industry presents.
Wind Energy Update, in collaboration with E.On and Danish Wind Power Academy Americas, have announced they will host the first Wind O&M industry awards ceremony at the leading North American Wind Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Dallas Summit (April 13 to 15) These are the first awards of their kind and the only ceremony in North America…
This report summary comes from Wind Energy Update Turbine owners and operators have more choice than ever over the best way to organize post-warranty operations and maintenance. However, with several factors to consider, operators should weigh the options of whether to stick with the original-equipment manufacturer’s contract, sign a deal with third-party providers, or manage…