Analysis of Operating Wind Farms: Learning the Lessons from Operational Sites
2 & 3 July 2012
Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France
In response to requests from members, EWEA’s second technology workshop focused on the post-construction assessment of wind farms.
This was a natural follow-on from pre-construction wind resource assessment, which was the focus of the first EWEA technology workshop (“EWEA Wind Resource Assessment Technology Workshop”, Brussels, May 2011) about which 97% of the participants said they were very satisfied!
As projects get bigger so does the impact of predictions not matching actual production.
- How can differences between pre- and post-construction analysis be minimized?
- What best practice is the industry working towards?
- Are construction and operation teams talking to each other?
The workshop took place over one and a half days with five sessions focusing on:
- Data from operating assets: what are they really worth?
- Post-construction yield analysis techniques
- Power performance
- Availability and asset monitoring
- Turbine by turbine performance
|Attendees heard from industry specialists from the following industry leaders:|
|3EAWS TruepowerBelwind nvDeutsche WindGuardDEWI GmbHDNV KEMA||DTU Wind EnergyECNGL Garrad HassanE.ON Climate & RenewablesEREDAIEC – International Electrotechnical Commission||Iberdrola RenovablesNatural PowerREpowerRES LtdSgurrEnergy LtdVestas|
What is the industry standard for post-construction yield analysis techniques? Delegates found out in Lyon!
Many thanks to the 50+ organisations that took part in the pre-workshop survey!
The survey gauged the level of industry consensus on methods for predicting the long-term energy yield of operating wind farms and led to debate as to the path that the industry should be taking with respect to long-term production forecasting.