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Power Performance Testing

Testing performance is essential to ensuring that turbine and plant performance meet expectations and contractual obligations. Put simply, Power Performance Testing is measuring wind speed, measuring a turbine’s power output, then plotting the power versus wind speed and comparing that to the warranted power curve. While the concept is simple, the actual testing requires numerous in-depth steps. The steps to complete a Power Performance Measurement campaign vary somewhat depending on the client and situation, but generally they include:

Engineering and Design

  • Power Performance Measurement Plan including Met Mast Design
  • Power Performance Measurement Plan Approval
  • Installation Plan
  • Installation Plan Review & Approval

Met Instrumentation and Commissioning

  • Procure and Install Met Towers
  • Order Equipment
  • Equipment Lead Time and Assembly
  • Ship Equipment to Site
  • Instrumentation Installation
  • Met Tower Commissioning
  • Provide Complete Commissioning Documentation

Power Measurement Instrumentation and Commissioning

  • Order Equipment
  • Equipment Lead Time
  • Equipment Assembly
  • Equipment Shipped to Site
  • Power Measurement Equipment Installation
  • Power Measurement Equipment Commissioning
  • Provide Complete Commissioning Documentation

Power Performance Measurement Data Collection, Analysis
and Reporting

  • Data Collection and Monitoring
  • Data Analysis
  • Prepare Final Power Performance Test Report

UL brings a flexible and communicative approach to the power performance testing effort, which has earned us a reputation of being both highly responsive and technically excellent within the field of power performance testing.