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Wind Energy Seminar Series: “Understanding Maintenance Requirements of Offshore Wind Turbines”

Date/Time: 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

Presenter: 

Yashwant Sinha, Assistant Professor & Coordinator Offshore Wind Power Program, Bristol Community College, Bristol Community College

Location: 

ZOOM

Details: 

There is a growing consensus that the use of offshore wind energy in power generation can offer long-term benefits including those relating to the environment, the economics of power generation, societal benefits, and sustainability objectives. However, to achieve these goals, work that can economize the lifetime cost of offshore wind turbines (OWT) is much needed. Operation and Maintenance (O&M) incur recurring high costs during the 20 to 25-year lifetime of OWT and need economization. In this seminar, we will explore the unique requirements of OWT from maintenance perspective and look at the need for technologies and tools that can assist maintain and manage these turbines of significant importance. More specifically, the seminar will look at avenues where non-proprietary technology and tools can assist in lowering the lifetime cost of OWT.

 

Please note that to attend any of the seminars you will need to register ahead of time.  A ZOOM link for registration for the first seminar will be sent out a week before the seminar.  If you have any questions about this, please contact me at lally@umass.edu.