Quantifying the impact of wind speed on wind turbine component failure rates

Graeme Wilson, David McMillan

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Previous research has shown that there is a clear relationship between wind speed and wind turbine reliability (Hahn, 1997; Tavner et al., 2013; Wilkinson et al., 2012). However, research to date has not made any efforts to make a detailed model of this relationship at a component level. This paper aims to model this relationship and then investigate the impact of seasonal wind speed on reliability. Assessments will be made on the impact of the wind speed offshore on wind turbine reliability and the potential of using this model to plan maintenance schedules and spares will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2014
EventEuropean Wind Energy Association 2014 Annual Conference - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 Mar 201413 Mar 2014


ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Association 2014 Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleEWEA 2014


  • wind turbine component failure rates
  • turbine reliability
  • renewable energy technologies

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