The way we produce and consume energy globally is changing. Over the next decade, the energy mix will undergo a significant shift at both a supranational and domestic level as we work towards a cleaner future.
Wind power has the potential to play a big part in this, and the time is now for operators to capitalise on growth opportunities as the market expands. But to convert growth into sustainable long-term business and financial rewards, operators must optimise capital and operational expenditure to ensure wind remains as competitive as possible within the energy mix.
This paper will provide wind business owners and operators with strategies to achieve this, particularly when it comes to the controllable operational elements such as turbine maintenance.
We will look at the current state of play in the market, and projected growth; then will delve into the unique challenges the wind industry faces, with turbines placed in some of the most extreme climates on earth creating a host of maintenance challenges. We will discuss the strategies, such as effective lubrication management, that can be put in place to help optimise operations and boost competitive edge.