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Wind Energy

Wind development activity remains strong globally. Improved economics and advanced technology support project viability and continued wind investment.

Full and Partial wind repowers enable owners to utilize existing infrastructure, expand megawatt (MW) output, extend the operating life of assets, and maximize return on investment with upgraded wind facilities. Offshore wind is underway in Europe and developing in other regions.

Market conditions continually drive owners toward faster project delivery, improved operating plant quality, enhanced transmission integration, and prudent financial management. With over 40 years of wind project development and implementation experience, Black & Veatch is your partner for any wind installation.

Black & Veatch Wind Solutions

  • Policy/regulatory guidance, rates
  • Power purchase agreement support
  • Feasibility studies
  • Reviews — Fatal flaw, environmental desktop, constructability
  • Wind resource assessments
  • Microwave studies
  • Federal Aviation Administration impact analysis
  • Siting/permitting, licensing support
  • Technology selection
  • Technical, environmental, financial due diligence
  • Interconnection studies, applications
  • Transmission power flow studies, routing, site selection
  • Substations/related transmission infrastructure
  • Engineering — Conceptual/detailed design and reviews, construction specifications
  • Procurement — RFP development, bid evaluations, negotiations support
  • Construction — Management/monitoring
  • BOP EPC delivery
  • Commissioning
  • Owner’s Engineer 
  • Remote monitoring/diagnostics (M&D)
  • Asset Optimization
  • Wind Field Surveys

Featured Insights

5 Things to Consider When Planning for Repowered Wind in Your Generation Portfolio

It’s no secret that repowering can offer new life to North America’s aging wind fleet. With an average lifespan of 20-25 years, wind turbines installed in the early 2000s are nearing their end-of-life, making aging assets top of mind for many in the industry.

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Making Wind Farms More Productive

Underperforming wind farms are putting some owners at risk, but Black & Veatch is helping to combat this issue by devoting more research and data into the site selection process.

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