An optimization framework for opportunistic maintenance of offshore wind power system
Paper in proceedings, 2009

A sound maintenance planning is of crucial importance for wind power farms, and especially for offshore locations. There is a large potential in cost savings by maintenance optimization to make the projects more cost-efficient. This paper presents an opportunistic maintenance optimization model for offshore wind power system. The model takes advantage of wind forecasts and corrective maintenance activities in order to perform preventive maintenance tasks at low costs. The approach is illustrated with an example to demonstrate the value of the optimization. In this example 43% of the cost to perform preventive maintenance could be saved using the proposed method.

electric power system

wind power

maintenance optimization


Francois Besnard

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Michael Patriksson

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

Ann-Brith Strömberg

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

Adam Wojciechowski

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

University of Gothenburg

Lina Bertling

Chalmers Energy Centre (CEC)

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

2009 IEEE Bucharest PowerTech: Innovative Ideas Toward the Electrical Grid of the Future; Bucharest; Romania; 28 June 2009 through 2 July 2009


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