1,1 % energy yield increase with Vestas Power Performance Optimisation (PPO) – Independent validation result

Vestas Power Performance Optimisation (PPO)

Waila has recently validated the success of Vestas Power Performance Optimisation (PPO) in a windfarm with Vestas V-112  wind turbines in Northwestern Europe for one of the largest renewable energy infrastructure asset manager in Europe. The validation analysis was able to proof the the energy yield of the wind farm increased by 1,1 % in the validation period.

Are optimization measures for wind power plants, such as Vestas Power Performance Optimisation (PPO), worth the money? And if so, how high is the effective power increase of the WTG after the optimization?

These are questions important to our customers, since the pricing for the optimization measure is typically directly related to the success of the optimization.

We answer these question by providing independent validation calculations based on appropriate, python based validation methods which follow OEM standards.

Our results indicate that investments in this software based optimization method can be very lucrative. In case a profit sharing approach has been chosen for the software implementation, small deviations in the validation results have a huge impact on the payment obligations of the fleet operators.

To have the PPO optimization method checked by an independent and knowledgeable consultant assures the appropriateness of payments for the claimed optimization benefits and increases the trust in this optimization method.