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As more offshore wind parks are commissioned, the focus will inevitably shift from a planning, construction and warranty focus to an operation, maintenance and investment payback focus. In this latter case, both short-term risks associated with wind turbine component assemblies, and long-term risks related to structural integrity of the support structure, are highly important. This research focuses on the role of condition monitoring to lower costs associated with short-term reliability and long-term asset integrity. This enables comparative estimates of life cycle costs and reduction in uncertainty, both of which are of value to investors.
|Title of host publication||Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Smart Power Systems|
|Editors||Rajesh Karki, Roy Billinton, Ajit Kumar Verma|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Apr 2014|
|Name||Reliable and Sustainable Electric Power and Energy Systems Management|
- condition monitoring
- wind turbines
- offshore wind
- lifecycle cost
- renewable energy systems
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May, A., McMillan, D., Thoens, S., Golysheva, E., Comeault, C. & Quail, F.
30/09/12 → 30/09/15
Project: Internally funded project