Wind Plant Reliability Benchmark: September 2012

To benchmark the current U.S. wind turbine fleet reliability performance and identify the major contributors to component-level failures and other downtime events, the Department of Energy (DOE) funded the development of the Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) database by Sandia National Laboratories. This report is the second annual Wind Plant Reliability Benchmark, to publically report on CREW findings for the entire wind industry.

V.A. Peters, A.B. Ogilvie, C.R. Bond
Sandia National Laboratories
Controls & Reliability
New Mexico
Technical Report