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Optimizing wind turbine's maintenance policies under performance-based contract
- Wang, Jingjing, Zhao, Xian, Guo, Xiaoxin
- Renewable energy 2019 v.135 pp. 626-634
- greenhouse gas emissions, issues and policy, models, renewable energy sources, wind turbines
- A sound maintenance policy of wind turbine occupies an important position in reducing the operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. However, few papers consider system performance, e.g. system availability, reliability, mean time to failure, into the maintenance policy. A novel optimal maintenance policy based on the performance-based contract (PBC) is presented to maximize the profit of suppliers meanwhile improving the system availability. Here, three maintenance actions are adopted: opportunistic maintenance, preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance. In precious researches where the objective was to minimize the O&M costs or maximize the system availability, while in this paper the maximum profit was used. To compare the proposed policy with conventional policies, three criterions are presented: maximum profit, greenhouse gas emissions and system availability. Finally, an illustrative numerical example is provided to demonstrate the applicability and superiority of the proposed model.