Medium scale wind turbines (100-900Kw) supported by the FiT or ROC incentives need to maintain high levels of availability to ensure cash flow and overall project returns are viable over their entire lifetime.
An incorrect or weak maintenance regime can lead to a variety of problems including:
Regular wind turbine servicing increases yield and ensures optimal return on investment.
Farm Energy NI’s sister company, Realise Energy Services, follow manufacturer’s recommended service protocols to ensure turbines are kept in their optimum condition and that any issues are identified early. This prevents bigger issues and even bigger costs occurring in the future.
Also based in Magherafelt, Realise Energy Services is a specialist provider of wind turbine operation, optimisation and maintenance services. We provide O&M contracts and ad-hoc operation and maintenance services for a range of medium-scale wind turbines, including Vestas, RRB, Micon, WTN, Pioneer Wincon, Bonus, Nordtank and ATB.
We offer a range of competitively-priced O&M packages or can provide tailored packages to suit your specific requirements or those of your bank, funder, insurer or warranty provider. A range of options exist from ‘pay as you go’ to ‘all inclusive’ O+M contracts which provide cost certainty and can be customised to suit your warranty and insurance cover and their levels of cover.
The four main types of service and maintenance contract, all of which include comprehensive monitoring and 24/7 unscheduled maintenance response cover are:
Realise Energy Services also offers the following additional services for turbine owners:
COVID-19 – FARM ENERGY NI CONTINGENCY MEASURES IN PLACE TO ENSURE CONTINUAL OPERATION OF OUR CUSTOMER SERVICES
Farm Energy NI is taking the spread of Coronavirus extremely seriously. Our number one priority remains the safety and well being of our employees and customers.
Our staff team is working from home but they are otherwise available as normal. The FENI office is closed but calls to it will be redirected and answered. Face-to-face meetings and networks events have been suspended and we are carrying out our correspondence through calls, emails and online conversations.
We are staying well informed of the developing situation and are following the advice and recommendations from the Government, relevant Public Health bodies and the World Health Organisation.
Current government advice defines energy generation as an “essential service” under the heading of “utilities, communication and financial services”. This means that NIE Networks, OFGEM & the Power Companies will continue to operate to the best of their abilities to ensure all power and export transactions are not interrupted.
If your generating site is being managed by our associates, Realise Energy Services, their engineers are continuing to service and maintain customers’ turbines to ensure their safe operation as part of the UK energy network and respond to unscheduled events as needed.
We will continue to monitor the situation and to be guided by advice from the appropriate authorities. We will also be doing our best to stay in touch with our members. If you have any questions, concerns or just like a chat we are here for you at this difficult time. Keep safe and keep well.
Farm Energy NI