Optimising wind farm design for maximum financial return

Andrew Garrad, Chairman and CEO, Garrad Hassan Group Ltd; Peter Stuart, Senior Technical Manager, RES
Optimising wind farm design for maximum financial return
Wind turbine layout for greatest energy capture, minimum lifetime fatigue and optimum risk control

This hard-hitting webcast will get to grips with:
-What is wind farm design all about?
-Wind farm design tools -- computational modelling
-Achieving the right distance between wind turbines
-What next for wind farm design?
Sep 19 2011
30 mins
Optimising wind farm design for maximum financial return
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  • Reducing wind energy costs through innovation Recorded: Sep 16 2014 59 mins
    The cost of wind energy generation has fallen dramatically since the introduction of commercial wind turbines in the 1980s, largely through innovation and technology development. But in many cases, we have still not reached grid parity, when it can produce electricity at the same price as traditional technologies.

    Ahead of WindEnergy in Hamburg*, join us for this live Windpower Monthly webcast where our expert speakers will discuss:
    - Wind energy generation costs in different global markets
    - New technologies that have helped to reduce generation costs so far and future developments
    - How wind energy costs compare with other energy sources, what a fair comparison would look like and the factors that contribute to a true cost of wind energy

    Moderated by Jacki Buist, editor of Windpower Monthly
    Speakers include:
    Dr. Christoph Neemann, Head of Strategic Customers & Competitors at Siemens Wind Power
    Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA
    Norbert Giese, Head of Offshore Development, Senvion

    *WindEnergy Hamburg, 23-26 September 2014
  • When is a failed wind turbine really a failure? Recorded: Sep 10 2014 59 mins
    Historically, gearboxes and main bearings have been a headache for wind farm operators and owners. They have failed to meet service expectations within such a dynamic operating environment.

    So how do your main bearings measure up? Is your bearing system reliable? How can you reduce costs without compromising reliability?

    In this live Windpower Monthly webcast, we take a detailed look at the material issues and the true wear and tear of bearings.

    Tune in live to learn:
    - How to get the best from inspections and existing data
    - How to classify bearing damage
    - Strategies to address the root problem of failed bearings and extend their life
    - When you should replace bearings
    - The secrets to increase drivetrain performance

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear our expert speakers discuss how software and services can help you increase drivetrain performance, increase reliability, reduce costs and solve existing issues.

    Speakers include
    Richard Smith, Fleet Engineering Manager, Romax
    George Pooley, Head of Loss Adjusting, Re-Loss Adjusters
    Paul Judge, Product Management Leader, GE
    Moderated by Nadia Weekes, Editor at Large, Energy & Environment

    Sponsored by Romax
    Romax Technology is a global leader in providing consulting, engineering and software solutions for end-to-end driveline, bearings and gearboxes across the wind energy, automotive, aerospace, rail, off road, marine and bearings industries.
  • The Supply Chain - Demands, Drivers & Deadlines Recorded: Jun 4 2014 56 mins
    Ahead of RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2014 in Glasgow next month, Windpower TV brings you an exclusive preview webcast featuring leading figures in the wind industry.

    With offshore around Europe expected to grow significantly over the next ten years, demand on the supply chain is becoming a major issue for the industry. Industry experts share insider insight on:

    - The demands on the supply chain, and timings: UK, Germany, Scandinavia and later France
    - Potential products and components that will create bottlenecks
    - The deadlines required for resolving the bottlenecks
    - The policy drivers required to ease these bottlenecks
    - Predictions of the countries that will be able to deliver the supply chain
  • Emerging offshore markets – Policy, Potential & Progress Recorded: Jun 4 2014 58 mins
    Ahead of RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2014 in Glasgow next month, Windpower TV brings you an exclusive preview webcast featuring leading figures in the wind industry.

    While the offshore wind sector currently represents little over 2% of wind’s worldwide total, at under 7GW, and focused almost entirely in one spot on the planet’s vast oceans, global plans are afoot. The US, India, Japan and even Brazil appear to be serious in their plans to start offshore, mostly by 2020. And China, having run demonstration offshore turbines for some years now, have ambitious plans to build up to 30GW by 2020. Exclusively previewing the content for the conference, industry experts share insider insight on:

    - Policy drivers in each country
    - Market potential
    - Project progress
    - Business opportunities
  • Getting back to business - what are YOU doing? Recorded: Mar 3 2014 60 mins
    Ahead of EWEA 2014 in Barcelona next month, Windpower TV brings you an exclusive preview webcast featuring leading figures in the wind industry.

    While some 2030 renewable energy targets across the EU are in disarray, wind energy industry companies cannot put business on hold. With early signs of the end of the decline in economic conditions, they must plan for the future now. So what are they doing to get back to business?

    Exclusively previewing the content of the opening panel debate, industry experts share insider insight on:

    - how has the company adapted to survive in Europe during the economic downturn?

    - What lessons have been learned that can continue to be used?

    - What regions are now being considered?

    - How are they dealing with local content requirements?

    Expert speakers include:
    Jan Rabe, Head of Strategy, Siemens Wind Power
    Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
    Pierre Tardieu, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, EWEA
  • Offshore: is it worth the money? Recorded: Nov 14 2013 62 mins
    Ahead of EWEA Offshore 2013 in Frankfurt next month, Windpower TV brings you an exclusive preview webcast featuring leading figures in the wind industry.

    Offshore wind brings with it a capital outlay of over £1bn for large-scale developments* and high ongoing maintenance costs. Which begs the question: should we push for more offshore growth to fast-track the economies of scale, or is it more financially responsible to take a different path?

    Exclusively previewing the content for the conference, industry experts share insider insights on:
    - How does offshore wind compare to the cost of other forms of energy? Is the differential as high as some media reports would have us believe?
    - What are the other factors at play here? How do we put a value on job creation and environmental benefits?
    - What will be the major factors that will bring down the costs of offshore wind and when will they come into play?
    - How do the alternative energy forms compare if we are to meet the EU’s 2020 and 2050 targets?

    Speakers include:
    Michael Hannibal, Head of Siemens Wind Power Offshore
    Jacopo Moccia, Head of Politicial Affairs, EWEA
    Albert Jochems, Green Giraffe Energy Bankers
  • Wind Vessels in 2014 and Beyond: Deeper Waters, Rougher Seas and Bigger Turbines Recorded: Nov 12 2013 59 mins
    Testing the turbines that will make up the backbone of offshore round three has begun in earnest. The scale of these machines, such as the Samsung 7MW prototype*, only works to highlight the engineering and logistical challenge surrounding installing and maintaining these machines far out to sea.

    Many are voicing concerns around the lack of O&M capacity in the offshore fleet, and the need to reduce the cost of energy faster than currently, but what are the other challenges receiving less attention?

    Tune in to this Windpower Monthly webcast to hear experts discuss:

    · Trends in the offshore market: Deeper waters and further offshore.
    · State of the art vessel design: How fit for purpose specialised vessels are impacting cost of energy.
    · Solving the future challenges for offshore O&M

    This webcast is essential viewing for anyone with a vested interest in the offshore wind industry now, or in the coming years.

    http://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1208766/samsung-7mw-set-narec-testing
  • Models and concepts for Round 3 wind farms Recorded: Nov 4 2013 55 mins
    o Turbine and foundation concepts for R3: which concepts are emerging as winners and why?
    o How is the industry planning for cables and grid infrastructure for far from shore wind farms?
    o What are the unresolved issues and requirements and how can we move them forward?
  • Low-Wind Sites:The Crucial Conundrum For Onshore Wind Developers Recorded: Sep 19 2013 57 mins
    Preview webinar for the upcoming Windpower Monthly Low Wind Forum taking place on October 30th & 31st - to find out more head to: www.lowwindforum.com.

    High-wind sites available for development onshore are becoming fewer and as a result developers must look to low-wind sites (IEC II & III) instead. The viability of these sites depends on the ability to maximise energy yields for optimum ROI.

    This webinar will give a snapshot of some of the leading issues which affect the commercial outlook of the low wind sector and the development potential of low-wind sites across Europe.

    Hear from leading experts in the field, our panel includes:

    Peter Spengemann, Director - Repowering, wpd windmanager GmbH & Co KG
    - Assessing the cost drivers in developing low-wind sites

    Erkka Saario, Project Development Manager, Ilmatar Windpower
    - What are the criticalities in selecting a low-wind site?

    Alessandro Bracco, Director - Marketing Execution, Vestas
    - Evaluating the ability of your low-wind platform to maximise energy yield

    For players in the onshore wind industry, this webcast will provide a valuable introduction to understanding the economic potential of low-wind sites in the future.
  • The Million Dollar Question: How to Reduce the Cost of Energy from Offshore Wind Recorded: Jul 16 2013 71 mins
    The future of wind power lies offshore, certainly if global targets for renewables have any chance of being met. Absolutely key to development of the industry is reduction in cost of energy.

    A primary focus of RenewableUK Offshore 2013 was cost reduction. This webcast looks where everyone involved in offshore wind should turn their focus now.

    Tune into this webcast to hear from:
    * Maf Smith, Deputy Director, RenewableUK giving an overview of the state of the industry and identifying what needs to happen from the industry and politicians to drive offshore wind forward
    * Matthew Knight, Development Director UK R3 at Siemens highlighting the new technologies in the pipeline, from turbines to grid, required for the successful implementation of round three
    * Oscar Fitch-Roy, Senior Consultant at GL Garrad Hassan presenting the findings from the new report 'A Guide to Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance'
    *Alastair Dutton, Programme Manager (Wind Development), The Crown Estate discussing the work of the offshore programme board to bring down down the cost of energy to £100/MWh by 2020.
  • Capitalising on Opportunities In Wind In 2013 - EWEA Preview Webcast Recorded: Jan 22 2013 63 mins
    2013 is set to be a defining year for wind power. The turbulence of 2012 will undoubtedly continue, but there are huge opportunities for anyone innovative enough to take advantage of them.

    Tune into Windpower Monthly TV’s exclusive EWEA Preview Webcast, where leading speakers from the conference will whet your appetite for the main event. Christian Kjaer: CEO - EWEA, Peder Nickelsen: Head of Product Lifecycle Management - Siemens Wind Power , and Tom Murley: Head of Renewables at HG Capital offer their expert advice on where you should be focussed in the coming year and share invaluable insights into the growing potential of Europe’s emerging wind energy markets.

    Gain insights into:

    * Industry oveview from Christian Kjaer: CEO - EWEA: What’s happening in wind?
    * Finance: Who’s funding new wind projects in 2013?
    * Technology: Siemens predict trends in future key turbine advancements.

    Viewing is essential for all renewable energy professionals wanting to get a head start over the competition.

    Moderated by Eric Prideaux: Editor - Windpower intelligence
  • Three Strategies To Reduce Risk & Boost Productivity During Turbine Maintenance Recorded: Sep 5 2012 51 mins
    - Best practices for working at height in high wind: How to ensure technicians’ safety during blade and tower maintenance.

    - Blades can be particularly difficult to access effectively. Case study: How to access the blade safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

    - Remote turbines have much higher accident rates and take far longer to service, as specialist equipment is often not held on site: What should be done in this case?
  • Forget Wind Power? – Meeting Environmental Targets in 2020 Recorded: Mar 29 2012 58 mins
    Does wind power have a part to play in meeting the UK’s legally binding environmental targets, or is it just too expensive?

    This heated webcast will get to the bottom of the issues raised by the controversial AF Consult report, and the Sunday Times article published as a result.

    - Nuclear vs. offshore wind. What do different power sources actually cost?
    - Importing gas and uranium. Is the value of energy security appropriately weighted?
    - Neglecting Brussels. What are the legal implications of ignoring EU renewable energy targets?

    Speakers confirmed:
    Alice Waltham - Country Manager at AF Consult
    Adam Bell - Communications Manager at RenewableUK
    David Handley - Energy Economics and Policy Manager at RES Group
  • Next-Generation Wind Assessment: Take The Guesswork Out Of Project Profitability Recorded: Feb 2 2012 34 mins
    Next-Generation Wind Assessment: Take The Guesswork Out Of Project Profitability

    This quick-fire video will allow you to:

    * gain an update on the latest thinking and technologies from met masts to remote sensing
    * harvest accurate performance data using the right tools for your project
    * translate reliable metrics into investor confidence to ensuring predicted returns are realised

    High-level speakers include:
    Stephen Norman, Senior Wind Energy Consultant, Met Office
    Ian Burrow, Head of Sectors, Agriculture & Renewable Energy , The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
    Julian Martin, Chairman & CEO, ICE Renewables Limited
    Charles Conner, Director, Temporis Wind Ltd
  • Master the challenges of offshore turbine installation in deeper water Recorded: Oct 20 2011 30 mins
    Master the challenges of offshore turbine installation in deeper water to ensure efficiency and safety

    With more demands for flexibility and wind power moving further from shore, gain the latest thinking on installation in this quick-fire video which will:

    - Hear the pros and cons of going into deeper water to ensure maximum efficiency

    -Learn about the heavier components and how best to transport them from main harbours to site to keep costs down

    -Installation from fixed platforms Vs floating vessels

    Gain key learnings from installations during R1 and R2 on what works best in deeper waters

    -The future - what are the next steps?

    Speakers:
    Ole Bigum Nielsen, Director Offshore Projects, Vattenfall
    Kaj Lindvig, CSO, A2SEA
  • Optimising wind farm design for maximum financial return Recorded: Sep 19 2011 30 mins
    Optimising wind farm design for maximum financial return
    Wind turbine layout for greatest energy capture, minimum lifetime fatigue and optimum risk control

    This hard-hitting webcast will get to grips with:
    -What is wind farm design all about?
    -Wind farm design tools -- computational modelling
    -Achieving the right distance between wind turbines
    -What next for wind farm design?
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