What was the aim of the work?
To provide a full picture of the technical risks and benefits of the operating portfolio on a go-forward basis.
What was the outcome?
The client used our analysis in support of its overall acquisition strategy.
What did Natural Power do to get this result?
Our advisory team undertook a rapid, detailed review of all aspects of the operating portfolio. They focused specifically on uncovering and further investigating technical risks that might have a material effect on the long-term operation or productivity of the assets. The analytics team examined years of operating history to calculate a prediction of future energy production at each wind farm.
Our extensive experience with GE 1.5MW SLE wind turbines and our deep understanding of their operation and maintenance was a benefit to the overall review.
Key services from Natural Power:
- Review of technical operations history, historical and forecast O&M budgets, existing operating agreements and status of key permits.
- Post-construction yield analyses based on monthly operating reports.
- Detailed site and turbine inspections.
- Analysis of repowering and life extension opportunities.
408 GE 1.5MW turbines spread across six wind projects (Altona, Bliss, Chateaugay, Clinton, Ellenburg and Wethersfield) in upstate New York, USA
614MW of installed capacity.