Duke Energy estimates cost savings of up to 35% from shifting to in-house O&M

By Michelle Froese Duke Energy owns 2.5 GW of U.S. wind-power capacity and has implemented its own O&M services post-warranty rather than using ISPs. (Image credit: Jose Luis Gutierrez)
Switching to self-performance of wind-farm operations and maintenance (O&M) at end of warranty can cut costs by between 25% and 35% and allow operators to make more design improvements to increase unit reliability, Jeff Wehner, VP Renewable Operations, Duke Energy, said, in a press release from Wind Energy Update.
Duke Energy owns 2.5 GW of U.S. wind-power capacity and has implemented its own O&M services post-warranty rather than using independent service providers (ISPs) and original equipment

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