Analysing failure statistics of wind turbines in Finland

Anders Stenberg, Hannele Holttinen

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    Abstract

    The wind turbine statistics in Finland comprise data on monthly production and downtime from grid connected turbines. Production statistics have been compiled since 1992 and failure statistics since 1996. This analysis examines the failure statistics from 72 wind turbines between the years 1996-2008 and presents the disturbance time of different components as a function of the life time of turbines. The result is an estimate for the downtime of each component and can be used when developing systematic methodologies for preventive maintenance. Wind technology has developed rapidly during this period of time which has also had an effect on the type of failures occurring in wind turbines and the reasons for downtime.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2010 (EWEC 2010)
    PublisherEuropean wind energy association
    Pages3985-3995
    Volume5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61782-310-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2010, EWEC 2010 - Warsaw, Poland
    Duration: 20 Apr 201023 Apr 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2010, EWEC 2010
    CountryPoland
    CityWarsaw
    Period20/04/1023/04/10

    Keywords

    • wind energy
    • wind power
    • statistics
    • failure statistics
    • downtime

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    Stenberg, A., & Holttinen, H. (2010). Analysing failure statistics of wind turbines in Finland. In European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2010 (EWEC 2010) (Vol. 5, pp. 3985-3995). European wind energy association.