As wind power continues to grow year-over-year in the U.S., it has never been more important for wind energy professionals to maximize energy generation and operating efficiency, according to a new analysis from Wind Energy Update, which is hosting a conference next month on this topic.
Last year, wind energy supplied a critical 5.5% of the U.S.’ electricity (up from 4.7% in 2015), according to statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. And significantly, five states sourced more than 20% of their electricity from wind.
Global wind energy stakeholders will be meeting at “Wind O&M Dallas” on April 10-12 to learn more about achieving a return on investment by optimizing every single wind turbine – a key improvement that would boost the 5.5% figure significantly, says Wind Energy Update.
The conference will provide a platform for onshore wind energy stakeholders to rethink major industry issues – reliability, asset and risk management, and new tools/processes to capture every megawatt-hour of power. Specifically, Apex Clean Energy will be presenting sessions on these themes.
“Success on this front can only come from a rethinking of reliability, a rewiring of risk management, and an embrace of the most innovative tools and latest technologies hitting the market,” says Jon Harman, managing director at Wind Energy Update.