Operations and maintenance services

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Operating and maintaining existing clean energy projects represents a growing part of the U.S. clean energy industry and offers new business opportunities for the American clean power workforce.

Review ACP’s guidance for day-to-day operations of wind turbine gearboxes.

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Operations and Maintenance: A burgeoning clean energy field.

As clean energy projects have expanded rapidly over the last decade, running efficient operations and maintenance programs has become a key component of the industry.

Operating and maintaining existing clean energy projects represents a growing part of the U.S. clean energy industry and offers new business opportunities for the American clean power workforce.

When properly maintained and operated, wind turbines and solar panels can provide large amounts of power, cleanly and reliably, at prices competitive with any other new electricity source. Operations and maintenance, safety management systems, and other project reliability activities are critical elements impacting the sector.

For more information, contact us at om@cleanpower.org.

O&M Publications

Publications

Gearbox Operations Playbook

The 麻豆传媒集团 Association (ACP)鈥檚 Drivetrain Working Group developed the ACP Gearbox Operations Playbook, with the intent to provide guidance for daytoday operations of wind turbine gearboxes. Common troubleshooting scenarios and solutions will be discussed. The Drivetrain Working Group represents decades worth of expertise and experience, gained from wind and other industry sectors. The group鈥檚 objective is to inform, train and support wind industry technicians, engineers, and managers in their efforts to improve reliability and project performance.

The cover image for ACP's Gearbox Operations Playbook, white text over a light blue background with a gold ribbon that says "ACP Resource."

Wind and Solar Underground AC Collection System Cable Testing

Wind and Solar Utility scale projects in North America are typically quite large, with miles of buried cables transmitting energy to and from the substation. Multiple factors can converge to create erratic faults, catastrophic failures, and other maintenance challenges. There are many different types of Cable tests mentioned in the industry literature, but this paper will cover five of the more widely available test methods used in the renewable energy industry to test medium voltage cables.

The cover image for ACP's Wind and Solar Underground AC Collection System Cable Testing paper, laid on top of a blue background with a gold ribbon that says "ACP Resource."

O&M Publications Cont.

Peruse some more of ACP鈥檚 literature regarding Operations & Maintenance below:

Recommended Practices First Edition, .

2017 updates to first addition, standalone chapters:

  • O&M Recommended Practices Chapter Two: Generator and Electrical, .
  • O&M Recommended Practices Chapter Five: Data Collection and Reporting, .
  • O&M Recommended Practices Chapter Seven: End of Warranty, .
  • O&M Recommended Practices Chapter Eight: Condition Based Maintenance, .

Recommended Practices Second Edition, .

O&M Recommended Practice 108 Wear Debris Collection and Analysis for Wind Turbine Gearboxes, .

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