Strong Winds and no let up!

It has been fantastic to see wind leading gas at times over the last month.  There have been some fantastic generation volumes from operational offshore windfarms this month.  But with the strong winds and little let up in the weather many of the O&M teams I know are reporting record inaccessibility to offshore wind farms.  High production levels are very welcome and demonstrate offshore wind is contributing to the UK energy mix.  But to capitalize on this and be truly successful you need to keep your turbine reliability high.  Generating Better will be releasing a series of articles in 2014 to show you how to do this focusing on:

  • how to be “repair ready”
  • increasing role of remote monitoring
  • proactive maintenance – how to deliver success
  • the role of computerized asset management systems
  • spare parts re-engineering to improve reliability