Why are maintenance strategies important?

How can you ensure wind turbines continue to deliver results and meet energy production targets? The best and most cost-effective way is simple – a maintenance strategy.

Not convinced? Let us give you five very good reasons why.

Maximizing Efficiency with Regular Maintenance

  • Did you know regular maintenance increases turbine efficiency by up to 20%, resulting in an average annual energy production boost of £50,000 to £100,000.

Cost Savings Through Preventive Maintenance

  • Implementing a preventive maintenance plan can save up to thousands of pounds per year per wind turbine – avoiding major breakdowns and reducing costly emergency repairs.
  • For instance, the cost of repairing or replacing a damaged wind turbine blade can range from £80,000 to £300,000 depending on the severity of the damage.

Extending Lifespan

  • Well-maintained wind turbines have a lifespan extended by 10 years on average, adding approximately £150,000 to £250,000 in additional energy production.

Data-Driven Decisions

  • Data analytics in maintenance can lead to a reduction of up to £30,000 in maintenance costs by optimizing service schedules and predicting failures more accurately.

Sustainable Energy for the Future

  • Effective maintenance ensures consistent energy generation, supporting wind power’s contribution to supplying over 7% of global electricity demand and reducing CO2 emissions by 1.8 billion tons annually.
  • Missing leading edge erosion damages on wind turbine blades can increase maintenance costs by up to £40,000 and reduce the turbine’s annual energy production by 2% to 4%, resulting in significant financial losses over time.

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