Repowering is the process of replacing an existing wind turbine, with a newer more efficient wind turbine on the same site. This will involve the dismantling of the existing wind turbine and the excavation and replacement or re-engineering of the existing turbine sub structure, in preparation for the replacement turbine.
Many businesses and farmers in Northern Ireland, under the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation scheme, took the decision to install second hand refurbished wind turbines. Now that some projects are several years into the scheme and due to the age of some refurbished wind turbines in these projects, project owners are now starting to see the great benefits of repowering to a newer more efficient wind turbine.
Quite simply, repowering is an opportunity to make your wind turbine site more efficient.
It reduces the risk of O+M issues with ageing turbines and offers better access to spare parts.
It will help improve turbine performance and increase returns.
Potential to improve the quality and reliability of exported power.
Give your insurers more peace of mind and thus reduce insurance costs.
The Next Step
Farm Energy NI can provide a full repowering project feasibility study, including Ofgem guidance and support, planning support and economic appraisal to members. To find out more on how to become a member and discuss your repowering project contact us on 028 79 30060 or firstname.lastname@example.org