Kevin presenting at Lyon event.

Kevin Lind at Wind Europe Technology Workshop in Lyon

Did you catch Kevin’s talk during the Poster Pitch at WindEurope’s Technology Workshop?

Alongside other industry experts, Kevin presented our unique approach to optimizing wind turbine blade inspection and maintenance using data mining and predictive analytics.

Using a wind-farm model, we estimated how much operators should inspect and repair wind turbines when considering budgets and annual energy production.

Our approach involves looking for the optimal inspection and maintenance strategy for wind farms by using our model of 50 wind turbines and analysing them over 36 months. The key outputs we used were annual energy production, inspection and maintenance costs.

Our models suggest that inspections should be carried out around the 15-month timeframe to achieve the lowest amount of energy losses and minimise costs, while also improving the lifetime efficiency of each turbine.