Wind Turbine

The Wind Turbine was installed in 2011.

The various sections of the wind turbine completed the journey from Lyness to Ore Brae and were assembled in situ.

Here are some photographs showing the various stages.

 

In order to take the left-hand turn from Lyness to Ore Brae required making a circular tour of the Hoy Hotel! Once up the hill and at the site the sections had to be lifted off the trucks and then be lifted on top of each other and secured into position.

 

Turbine performance since it was commissioned:

The project has a targeted level of performance based on the turbine site wind yield report. Project financing from the main project funder was modelled using this report and target.

Achieving 100% of this target should comfortably allow projected operational costs to be met as well as provide a surplus for the community benefit fund.

Summer months will likely be below the mean target, hopefully winter months will be above!

 

Financial Year 2012/13

Yearly Summary: Turbine performance was 95.32% of target

Turbine performance
95.32%

 

Financial Year 2013/14:

Yearly Summary: Turbine performance was 118.17% of target

Turbine performance
100%
Turbine performance
18.17%

 

Monthly 2013/14

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

Oct 2013

Nov 2013

Dec 2013

Jan 2014

Feb 2014

Mar 2014

Turbine performance

105% of target

75% of target

49% of target

56% of target

63% of target

99% of target

120% of target

167% of target

182% of target

193% of target

166% of target

143% of target

 

 

Financial Year 2014/15:

Yearly Summary: Turbine performance was 70% of target (prior to loss adjustment)

Turbine performance
70%

 

Monthly 2014/15

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

Oct 2013

Nov 2013

Dec 2013

Jan 2014

Feb 2014

Mar 2014

Turbine performance

84% of target

28% of target

34% of target

45% of target

88% of target

49% of target

119% of target

121% of target

29% of target  (Storm damage)

59% of target  (Storm damage)

39% of target  (Storm damage)

143% of target

 

 

Financial Year 2015/16:

Monthly 2014/15

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013

Aug 2013

 

Turbine performance

96% of target

121% of target

80% of target

64% of target

52% of target

 

 

 

 

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