Natural Power experts to show Scots wind farmers how to increase yield and cut costs

wind farms Natural Power general viewStirling-based Natural Power is providing the keynote speaker at the ‘Operational wind farms: increasing lifetime revenue and value’ renewables event in Glasgow next week

This event will focus on how the renewable industry can maximise the value of an onshore wind site through increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of a scheme, generating additional revenues on site and designing a high quality operations and maintenance programme.

Neil Douglas, Natural Power’s Director of Asset Management will open the morning session with a presentation on the real value of ‘total asset management’.

Douglas said: “The wind industry is adopting an increasingly pro-active approach to operational wind farm management that takes all its complexities on board and is able to utilise the information we have at our disposal, using it in a smart and more efficient manner.  In doing so, the demands of more sophisticated owners and the need to really drive optimisation can be met.

Neil Douglas
Neil Douglas

“We must use our increased knowledge and understanding, together with improvements in technology and innovation, to maximise the future value of our wind farm assets by thinking smart.

“By demanding a higher level of information, we can increases yields across a portfolio and reduce the cost of energy  

“Furthermore, by  improving our ability to interpret this data and by having the opportunity to intervene at the right time, we are able to deliver the knowledge-based, predictive management of wind farms that ensures that our clients’ assets are optimised for maximum efficiency and output; thus maximising lifetime revenue and value.”

Professionals who own or operate a wind farm will also hear about what they can do to increase the productivity of their current sites, while those planning and developing a site can hear from the panel on their views on how best to set up and develop a new scheme.

From The Green House – its iconic Scottish head office – Natural Power employs more than 300 renewables experts around the world.

Other speakers at the event include wind-lidar providers ZephIR and drive-train reliability experts Romax.

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