To extend lifetime or to repower: the options, risks and benefits
Supply chain, logistics and O&M on land and at sea
When: Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:30 - 10:45
As the wind energy industry matures, decisions are increasing required as to whether operating wind turbine should have their lifetimes extended or whether a site should be repowered with the latest machines. This session will consider the pros and cons of the options, how wind turbine lifetimes and be safely extended and the economic risks and benefits.
- Explain how the measurement of fatigues can be used to assess and manage wind turbine lifetime extension
- Show how the levelized cost of energy can be assessed when extending lifetime whilst taking into account the degradation in performance in contrast to the option of repowering
- Demonstrate the importance of codes of practice to ensure the safe extension of turbine lifetimes
- Examine the financial risks involved in both repowering and lifetime extension
Head of Marketing, Services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Wind Turbine Life-time Extension in the Netherlands, introducing the Dutch Code of Practice NPR 8400
Manager Technology & Engineering, MECAL
Lifetime extension of onshore wind turbines: What is industry doing in Germany, Spain, Denmark, and the UK?
Phd Researcher, Ramboll
How to implement a fatigue load monitoring system in wind farms?
Researcher, University of Oldenburg
The effect of up-scaling and performance degradation on onshore wind turbine lifetime extension decision making
PhD Researcher, University of Strathclyde
Senior Knowledge Lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright
Jose Alba Perez
Head of global O&M wind, ENEL Green Power
Director Repowering & New Business Segments, Vestas