DNV GL is inviting the wind industry to its latest joint industry project (JIP), which aims to optimize the performance of wind farms by reducing the downtime and lowering the costs of energy over a project’s life span.
“Modern turbines are meeting the industry performance assumptions of 97 percent onshore and 94 percent offshore, but there is room for improvement, and even higher performance can be reached by optimized operations driven by a well managed operations and maintenance strategy,” says Kim Moerk, executive vice president of renewables certification at DNV GL.
In collaboration with several wind energy stakeholders, including operators, manufacturers and insurance companies, DNV GL will develop a recommended practice that will describe best methods for wind farm operations. Operational configuration and technical management will be addressed to define the optimal operational setup of a rpoject, says DNV GL.
“We are inviting all interested partners to work with us on capping costs and achieving best balance of capital expenditures and operational expenditures of wind farms,” says Fabio Pollicino, vice president and service line leader for project certification at DNV GL.
Companies interested in joining the JIP can contact Fabio Pollicino, service line leader of project certification, at email@example.com
In addition, DNV GL recently started a JIP to improve the assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms.