Operations & Maintenance

Trump's Clean Power reversal spurs price battle; Spanish utility wins US offshore lease

Mar 29, 2017

Our pick of the latest wind power news you need to know.

Demand for 700-mile US wind power line exceeds five times capacity

Mar 14, 2017

The 4 GW Plains and Eastern line from Oklahoma to Tennessee is set to unlock $7 billion of wind power investments and has received 22 GW of demand from generators and industrial...

E.ON eyes wind costs below 30 euros/MWh through closer ties with suppliers

Mar 1, 2017

The German utility has deployed a range of “Hands-on” supplier-operator partnerships to improve windfarm operations and greater knowledge-sharing between partners will generate further...

Turbine surface innovators look to erase 2% output losses

Feb 13, 2017

New data has revealed the impact of leading-edge erosion on energy production and advanced protection packages now offer long term performance gains and optimized maintenance windows,...

OEMs forecast to secure 50% of growing wind O&M market

Feb 1, 2017

Original Equipment Manufacturers are fending off competition in wind power operations and maintenance through a combination of longer service agreements, tailored offerings and...

Operators move to revenue-based maintenance contracts in post-tariff era

Jan 16, 2017

Europe's wind operators are turning to market-responsive contracts and data analytics to maximize wholesale market gains and cut costs as feed in tariffs give way to competitive...

Advanced turbine control, yaw adjustments offer yield gains of up to 8%

Jan 15, 2017

A data-led performance optimization plan can boost average wind generation by between 3% and 8% and some sites can achieve further gains through forestry restructuring, Aaron Culver,...

Canada wind fleet data shows CMS hikes output by 2.5%

Dec 5, 2016

TransAlta, Canada's largest wind operator, estimates condition monitoring systems (CMS) have increased its Annual Energy Production (AEP) by 2.5% and the company is piloting a...

German wind auctions hike power market risk for repowering projects

Nov 8, 2016

Expiring tariffs are set to boost repowering demand but new auction rules will require developers to optimize full-life costs and navigate power network priorities to maximize gains,...

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