Definitions of Availability Terms for the Wind Industry

N/A | August 9, 2017

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The term “availability,” as used in the wind industry, is a measure of the potential for a wind turbine or wind farm to generate electrical power. If the turbine is “available” and grid-connected, and the wind and other conditions are within the turbine specification, then power will be generated. The availability figure is used for many purposes, including energy estimates, revenue projections, turbine design performance evaluation, warranties, and performance bonuses or penalties.

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