In the lead up to the Wind Operator Congress Europe, taking place this December in London, we spoke with Massimo Derchi, Managing Director, Erg Renew, Italy to get some more insights about the wind power operations industry.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity for wind power operators to increase productivity of assets without excessive capex?
For a small-mid size players, the shortest route to increase productivity is to open competition to ISP providers on O&M: most likely, they would achieve an increase in availability and a reduction in costs. For large size players, insourcing O&M and improving predictive maintenance (e.g. installing CMS on multi-MW turbines) would allow even greater benefits.