The location and possession of the wind project property will decree what agencies will have the right to exercise authority over the project. This feature can contain several federal, country, state, water authorities, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
FREMONT, CA: As opposed to new projects, repowering requires significantly less investment. Repowering projects use the existing infrastructure, with roads and substations, resulting in lower installation costs. Repowered wind turbines obtain warranty renewals from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that outspread the turbine's coverage period.
The wind farm proprietor can receive significant tax incentives depending on the timing of the project. Most significantly, innovative wind turbine technology raises the amount of renewable energy produced and offers better power quality and dependability to the electrical grid.
While there are many advantages to repowering, several considerations need to be considered and addressed before the project can move forward. Here are a few to consider.
1. Changes in National or Local Laws and Jurisdictions
Projects being considered for repowering were initially developed two decades ago, and the project will be subject to any variations in in-laws and regulations impacting local and regional jurisdictions. A thorough evaluation of existing requirements and restrictions in local jurisdictions is desirable to ensure the repowering plans agree with current laws and recognize any potential cost impacts or timeline interruptions that can result from legal changes.
2. Environmental and Permitting Factors
The location and possession of the wind project property will decree what agencies will have the right to exercise authority over the project. This feature can contain several federal, country, state, water authorities, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. On a federal level, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) preserve jurisdictional necessities for wind projects. The size of the turbines may also influence the permitting process. Larger turbines take up more space and can need additional compliance steps and approvals.
5. Hybrid Technologies
Projects for wind can now integrate solar and battery storage to upsurge energy generation on the site and improve dependability and competence. Because of wind power discrepancy, battery storage will empower wind farms to store energy when winds are strong and provide the stored energy when winds are low, distributing stable energy to the grid. As battery storage becomes more extensive, it will be a factor to ponder during repowering projects.