9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Maintenance Scheduling and Optimization of Wind Parks: Models and Methods

Mahmood Shafiee
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Reliability and Maintenance

As the wind turbine capacity ratings continue to rise and the wind farm locations move further offshore, a great deal of attention is focused on reducing operation and maintenance (O&M) costs whilst ensuring the highest levels of reliability and safety. Currently, the O&M costs (including expenditures related to the planned and unplanned repairs of units or systems) constitute a substantial part of the cost of energy produced by offshore wind turbines. However, it has been reported in several large-scale wind energy projects (e.g. Opti-OWECS) that a significant portion of annual budget is wasted as a result of unnecessary or improperly carried out maintenance activities. In recent years, wind energy operators have applied different models and methods to maintenance scheduling and optimization to determine the most effective and efficient inspection/repair action policies for wind farm assets so that the best possible balance between reliability targets and operating expenses is achieved. This paper provides an overview of the maintenance scheduling and optimisation models and methods used in wind parks. We will also discuss some new topics for future research.

Published in: 9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bangkok, Thailand

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 5-7, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5948-4
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767