Market Research Report - 235233
End of Warranty Wind Farm O&M Options Report 2012
|Published by||Wind Energy Update|
|Published||Content info||253 Pages; 150 Figures & Graphs|
|End of Warranty Wind Farm O&M Options Report 2012|
|Published: March 23, 2012||Content info: 253 Pages; 150 Figures & Graphs||
Improve your levelised cost of energy by increasing reliability and productivity, with new retrofitting and repowering strategies.
At the time of publication the future of new wind installations in North America is unclear. Long term Production Tax Credit (PTC) uncertainly and government lobbying in the run-up to elections mean that renewable energy as a whole, not only wind energy, is viewed as a political tool as much as part of a long term sustainable power generation solution.
In addition to this, grid access is now at a premium for wind energy developers; Still the intermittent nature of wind energy entering the system causes transmission and distribution headaches.
This means that if existing wind farm owners wish to maximise generation potential they must look to refine their existing operation to ensure maximum power is generated and sold. Operations and maintenance (O&M) strategies need to reflect this shift and O&M managers need the latest information on why, how and when to repower once their fleet comes out of warranty.
Purchase this exclusive report and you'll benefit from the following analysis:
A thorough assessment of trends and growth prospects for wind repowering and retrofitting worldwide. It outlines where and when projects have already been completed, which developer or manufacturer was chosen to carry out the work, and which projects are currently being undertaken and which are on the planning stage.
An in-depth analysis all of the components of a wind turbine, what failures could occur post-warranty, how much they could cost to repair and how lengthy the downtime and subsequent loss of productivity would be. The section also offers in-sight into the impact of turbine size and age on reliability and productivity.
Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) Database, 2011
An assessment of the rewards and risks of retrofitting weighing increased availability and productivity against costs. This section also outlines the types of retrofits available, lead times and how the finances of retrofitting compare to routine O&M component replacement.
Analysis of repowering options with a focus on costs, rate of return and growth potential. The report considers all repowering options, ranging from replacing a single turbine with a modern version to a complete overhaul of all turbines in a wind farm.
The report provides real wind farm repowering case studies from Germany and Spain and considers the technological benefits of new turbines.
Crucial information on the cost of decommissioning wind farms and how to recover a sizeable proportion of this expenditure through recycling components and the second-hand sale turbines. Includes an in-depth case study from the decommissioning of the Stony Creek wind farm in the USA.