Risky Business

Risky Business: Assessing Future Threats in Onshore Wind Development, Financing and Operations looks back over five years of claims data (from 2011-2016) to provide an overview of the major threats facing the onshore wind industry. It then analyses these threats, offers advice on how to mitigate risks to projects, and assesses how these risks will develop as the onshore wind industry evolves further.

The report includes:

  • An Onshore Wind Threat Analysis, ranking the major risks to global development and operations by severity
  • Updated 5-year claims data, 2011-2016, charting trends in mechanical and electrical breakdown losses
  • An overview of the most common root causes of turbine failure, and recommended mitigation measures
  • Interviews with MAKE Consulting and Duke Energy Renewables, covering the threats posed by the maturing asset base and avian risk, respectively

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