ArcVera Renewables, an international provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and storage projects, has received continued accreditation under ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for its wind turbine power performance testing (PPT) services (Certificate Number 5339.01).
This accreditation, which certifies the quality of ArcVera’s wind turbine PPT processes and the competence of its quality management system, is another critical milestone for the company. With A2LA accreditation achieved, ArcVera can now pursue its IECRE accreditation, which the company expects to receive shortly. Earlier this year, ArcVera acquired provisional accreditation to test GE wind turbines and is expecting to receive full accreditation pending successful completion of a customer test on GE turbines.
“We are proud of our power performance testing development team for achieving this important milestone, which underpins the quality and hard work they have put in,” says John Bosche, president of ArcVera Renewables.
“We now look forward to performing additional tests on GE wind turbines, achieving IECRE accreditation, and offering testing services on other OEMs’ wind turbines,” he adds.
In the immediate term, ArcVera can perform IEC 61400-12-1 compliant tests on GE wind turbines, as well as related technical sub-tasks, such as terrain assessments, site calibration, met tower and sensor installation, and review of third-party power curve tests.
“Running power performance tests on operational assets is a highly complex task that requires a great amount of experience. Over the years, ArcVera has completed over 25 PPTs on more than 2 GW of renewable projects,” adds Bosche.
ArcVera also represents the U.S. on the IEC committee, which develops standards for wind turbine power performance testing (61400-12-1), nacelle lidar power performance testing (61400-50-3) and energy assessments (61400-15).