During the development, financing and construction of an offshore wind farm, the focus of most developers and suppliers is firmly on how to build the best energy project possible. However, that can result in operational plans taking a back seat until
You don’t build a wind farm for fun; you build it to operate it. So why is the operational side often more of an afterthought than a focus?
Did you know that 30-40% of the cost of energy on an offshore wind farm is in the operational phase? Yet this large portion of the cost pie is often given less thought in favour of the tangible, pre-COD elements of the project.
Here are seven things to think about to strike the balance between both building and operating the best possible wind project.