Independent renewable energy company RES has been nominated for two awards in the Wind Investment Awards 2021.
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The company has been shortlisted for the Asset Management award in recognition of its efforts to deliver best in class asset management functionality during the COVID-19 pandemic supporting 7 GW of wind, solar and battery storage assets across the world.
It has also been nominated for the Onshore Deal of the Year award after completing the sale of the Murra Warra II Wind Farm in Australia, part of one of the largest wind farms in the southern hemisphere, to Partners Group.
“In a year of enormous challenges for the whole energy sector, being nominated in two categories of the Wind Investment Awards is something we are tremendously proud of” said Rachel Ruffle, CEO for Northern Europe at RES. “Like others, we have had to adapt and find new ways to work safely and effectively. The commitment of our team has been demonstrated time and time again, helping us meet our objectives and ensuring all our assets kept running smoothly, keeping the lights on for millions of homes throughout Europe alone.”
RES says its aim is to help its partners increase the output of existing assets, improving capabilities and finding new techniques and tools to provide unprecedented accuracy in asset monitoring. As well as creating predictive models and algorithms to monitor asset health with highly accurate maintenance forecasting, the company operates a 24/7/365 control centre to proactively schedule any required work during scheduled downtime. According to DNV, this approach helps RES clients’ assets perform 1 percent better than industry standard. Applied to a 40 MW wind farm, this equates to an extra £1million over the project’s lifetime.