Our Wind Farm & Energy Project Expertise
Understanding the risks and uncertainties related to wind farm projects is essential to ensuring reliable planning and efficient operation. Since wind farms are a substantial investment, the earlier that risk assessment of key milestones takes place, the easier it will be to avoid undesirable later developments, saving considerable costs long-term.
DEWI helps stakeholders – developers, investors and operators – to identify the critical aspects related to wind farm projects through comprehensive one-stop services, individually tailored and flexibly delivered.
During the development of a wind farm, we guide our customers in setting up a measurement strategy that minimises uncertainty, including:
Calibrated anemometers are essential for accurate wind speed and power curve measurements, and each one must be individually calibrated prior to a measurement campaign. As an accredited service, DEWI offers calibration to the MEASNET standard. Wind vane testing is also advisable, and can be performed by our experts.
Pre-Financing & Acquisition Services
In the course of financing or acquiring wind farms, our experts review project documentation from a technical perspective in order to identify risks:
DD – Construction Follow-Up
During the construction phase, our experts follow up on work at the site to identify deviations from the planned construction and investment schedule.
DD – Operational Follow-Up
During the operation phase, we perform technical inspections to assess wind farm performance (e.g. production, availability, and reasons for downtime), as well as current conditions.
DEWI offers comprehensive EYA service, from large-scale wind potential determination using Mesoscale modelling to accurate assessment of the site conditions, including calculation of the expected energy yield at specific wind farms at pre-/postconstruction stage. The suitability of the planned wind turbine type to the site characteristics and correspondence to the IEC 61400-1 norm is checked via DEWI’s site classification assessment.
DEWI offers the entire range of wind turbine power curve verification services to ensure the equipment’s performance meets IEC 61400-12-1 and MEASNET procedures:
Prior to measuring with a remote sensing device on a site without a measurement mast, the IEC requires that the LiDAR is verified against a high-quality measurement mast of suitable height equipped with calibrated cup anemometers. DEWI offers this service, providing traceability of the wind speed and wind direction signal.