Wind Turbine Reliability - Maintenance Strategies

D. Zappalá, Peter J. Tavner

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Wind turbine technologies are evolving rapidly in terms of complexity and size and there is an urgent need for cost-effective Operations and Maintenance (O&M) strategies to increase the profitability of wind power assets.

Component reliability as well as maintenance strategies have the greatest effect on O&M planning and costs, especially in offshore applications.

This Chapter provides an overview of the state of the art in the field of wind turbine and wind farm reliability and maintenance, discussing the main points, lessons and opportunities learnt from both industry and academic experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Renewable Energy (Second Edition)
Place of PublicationOxford
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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  • Condition monitoring condition-based maintenance data quality
  • Downtime failure rate
  • Fault detection/diagnosis/prognosis cost of energy
  • Maintenance strategies offshore wind
  • Operations and maintenance reliability
  • SCADA data taxonomy


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