Last week almost 200 people joined for the conference “Life extension challenges and solutions for operating wind farms” organized by AEE (Asociación Empresarial Eólica). The event took place in Madrid over two consecutive days, attracting the main sector players to discuss the status of the wind energy assets in the following years.
The wind sector in Spain faces the challenge of having 46% of the wind farms with more than 15 years by 2020 and 43% between 10 and 15 years. Given market constraints and lack of incentives for repowering, life extension has increasingly become an important solution for wind farm owners in Spain.
Such decision, as very emphasized there, should not be taken in the year 18th, but much earlier. It involves a precise diagnostic developed for each wind turbine individually, independently if few meters set apart one turbine to other. Monitoring alternatives to improve useful life and optimize performance and wind assets life extension certification were presented as well.
ACMWind team represented by our business developer had the pleasure to talk about our technology and ambitions as an innovative product to some participants who demonstrated great acceptance and interest. We are very proud of developing a product that will be highly competitive in cost and performance compared to the existing systems on the market!