Each wind farm is unique, with a set of very specific local challenges that go well beyond immediate technical issues, such as choosing the appropriate technology.
For a wind farm to be successful it needs to provide an attractive commercial return, be expertly designed to make the most of the local wind resource, connect effectively to the grid and integrate with the electricity market, and satisfy important environmental and community considerations.
Entura draws on more than 20 years of experience at the forefront of the industry developing and delivering wind farms in Australia. Around the world, we have been involved in more than 100 advanced and operational wind farms with projects totalling greater than 20 000 MW in India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, China, the Philippines, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Our team can guide you through the full spectrum of activities in developing, constructing, commissioning, operating, and upgrading your wind farm. We are increasingly called upon for smart integration of hybrid renewable energy generation, such as adding solar and battery storage into new or existing wind farms to optimise the generation profile or to provide frequency control ancillary services (FCAS). And for long-term storage, clients are turning to us for site selection and feasibility of pumped hydro energy storage.
Our guidance extends well beyond a purely technical consultancy. Due to our unique asset-owner heritage, we can offer you the benefit of our insights and experiences of negotiating major contracts and agreements, working with legal and commercial service providers, and supplying specialised technical services for EPC contractors.
We have also worked closely with investors to help them make informed decisions when investing in renewables and have assisted developers seeking project financing by preparing bankable yield estimations.
Our services include:
- pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
- resource monitoring and data collection
- resource assessments and energy estimates
- GIS and spatial solutions
- wind turbine technology assessments
- community consultation
- planning permits and environmental impact assessments
- power system studies and grid connection compliance testing
- balance of plant design
- reactive power and voltage control design
- optimisation of operations
- options studies
- technical due diligence
- advisory services to prospective investors
- owner’s engineer services
- ECI and EPC design.