If you question your turbine service provider, you will have to dig into and analyze several months of SCADA-data in 10-minute intervals. This comes in the form of gigabytes of information which is not easily interpreted without the relevant expertise.
Did you also know that a guaranteed availability always comes with a long list of carve-outs, such as delay of the service crane and waiting time due to bad weather just to mention a few examples?
These carve-outs can significantly impact your real availability over and over again, so you could be paying incentives to the turbine service provider based on performance that you don’t actually get.
Clean energy asset management is essential and, done correctly, could make a big difference to ROI.