What are the new trends in wind O&M?

By Michelle Froese Within the next couple of years, the wind operations and maintenance (O&M) industry is expected to hit a critical turning point. For the first time, operating expenses (OPEX) will eclipse capital expenditures (CAPEX). According to a 2018 IHS Markit Wind O&M Benchmarking report, an aging North American wind-turbine fleet will soon cost more than new developments.
O&M expenses for wind-power assets will cost the industry about $7.5 billion annually by 2021, according to analysis from IHS Markit.
“The transition from CAPEX to OPEX is significant, and the wind industry will need to shift its focus away from infrastructure build and toward providing

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