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% of target

 

Turbine performance
95%

 

 

Financial Year 2013/14:

Yearly Summary: Turbine performance was 118% of target

 

Turbine performance
100%
18%

 

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 2014

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

Aug 2014

Sep 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Dec 2014

Jan 2015

Feb 2015

Mar 2015

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 *

59% of target *

39% of target *

143% of target

*  Storm damage

 

 

Financial Year 2015/16:

Yearly Summary: Turbine performance was 105% of target

 

Turbine performance
100%
5%

 

Monthly 2015/16

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

July 2015

Aug 2015

Sep 2015

Oct 2015

Nov 2015

Dec 2015

Jan 2016

Feb 2016

Mar 2016

Turbine performance

96% of target

121% of target

82% of target

64% of target

52% of target

78% of target

100% of target

140% of target

174% of target

153% of target

120% of target

77% of target

 

 

Financial Year 2016/17:

Yearly Summary: Turbine performance was 98% of target.

 

Turbine performance
98%

 

Monthly 2016/17

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016

Aug 2016

Sep 2016

Oct 2016

Nov 2016

Dec 2016

Jan 2017

Feb 2017

Mar 2017

Turbine performance

101% of target

67% of target

50% of target

62% of target

70% of target

92% of target

105% of target

112% of target

115% of target

140% of target

139% of target

119% of target

 

 

Financial Year 2017/18:

Yearly Summary: Turbine performance is 101% of target so far this financial year.

 

Turbine performance
100%
1%

 

Monthly 2017/18

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

Aug 2017

Sept 2017

Oct 2017

Nov 2017

Turbine performance

144% of target

58% of target

62% of target

61% of target

69% of target

98% of target

144% of target

175% of target

 

 

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