CanWEA O&M 2020

The Impact of Climate Change on Decisions at End of Financed Life

CanWEA O&M 2020 Additional Material

Presentation key points

  • Case study at Nergica’s wind farm in Rivière-au-Renard
  • Preliminary results suggest temperatures will increase, wind speed and directions will remain similar, and icing season will shorten while events become more intense
  • Increasing temperatures will likely have a negative effect on production (lower air density), but potentially positive effects on operations and maintenance (reduced snow season, better access, improved environmental conditions for workers)
  • Decreased icing may have a positive effect on production as well as on operations and maintenance activities. However, this may depend on severity of icing events.

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