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Wind farm control as an industry wide opportunity

Wind farm control as an industry wide opportunity

When analysing the wind energy industry with a complexity informed mindset, a few interesting points emerge. Technical innovations have sparked a reflexive effect in the industry. The increased reliability and reduction in the levelised cost of w ...

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Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Many U.S. developers are considering repowering for their aging wind farms to requalify them for the renewable energy production tax credit. With nearly 30 percent of U.S. installed capacity over 10 years old this year (25,410 MW out of current 84,40 ...

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UK windiness 2017: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

UK windiness 2017: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

Monitoring and recording wind speed trends can be beneficial to assess project performance. But interpreting and truly understanding those trends are where the real value lies. Do you know what do the 2017 results mean to you? 2017 wind speed tren ...

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Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

When undertaking an analysis of the future energy output of a wind farm, it is paramount to use sources of wind speed reference data which are consistent throughout the historical period considered. Inconsistent and/or short reference data sets can j ...

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Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

At DNV GL, I have seen from different perspectives that wind farm developers and owners are faced with many challenges to increase the performance of wind turbines and reduce downtime. Today, modern turbines are meeting the industry performance a ...

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UK windiness 2017: First semester lower than long-term expectations – what are the impacts for you?

UK windiness 2017: First semester lower than long-term expectations – what are the impacts for you?

Monitoring, recording and interpreting wind speed trends can be extremely valuable to wind farm investors, owners and operators, enabling project performance to be assessed and evaluated. But what do the 2017 first semester results mean for you? 2 ...

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UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

In December 2016, the UK wind industry set a new record by generating more than 10,000 MW of electricity for the first time and providing 23% of the UK's electricity demand. We continue to see wind energy playing a pivotal role in the UK's electricit ...

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Merit Order Effect In The Transitional Tender Process In Germany

Merit Order Effect In The Transitional Tender Process In Germany

How to compare your project with peers for the coming transitional tenders The recent decision of the cabinet on the new EEG 2017 (German Renewables Energy Act) has been digested and the new legislation is available in its final version. As time w ...

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Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Following on the theme of my recent blog about the Maritime Conference in Poland a few weeks ago, I wanted to take the opportunity to expand on the offshore opportunities in the Baltic Sea. As most of you will be aware, according to the goals of t ...

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How to deal with new technology being introduced in the power system

How to deal with new technology being introduced in the power system

One of the challenges in transmission and distribution is the safe and reliable introduction of new technology in the power system. As a key performance indicator of the grid is reliability, you can imagine that ideally only "proven" technology shoul ...

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