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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has published a report on recommended operations, maintenance and reliability practices for modern wind turbines and projects.

The report, a product of AWEA's Operation and Maintenance working group, was compiled with input from wind project operators, engineers, technicians and designers and focuses on eight areas: gearboxes; generators; rotors and blades; towers; data collection and reporting; balance of plant; end-of-warranty; and condition-based maintenance.

“A lot of time and expertise went into creating this new industry resource,” says Emily Williams, AWEA senior policy analyst and working group staff liaison. “I’m confident it will provide a crucial roadmap to existing industry players and those coming on board, for operating and maintaining the more than 45,000 wind turbines in the U.S. today.”

AWEA says members can download the publication for free at the AWEA Member Center; non-members can purchase the report online at awea.org/oandm.





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