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Energies 2019, 12(2), 225; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12020225

Maintenance Models Applied to Wind Turbines. A Comprehensive Overview

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Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Guayaquil, Clemente Ballen 2709 and Ismael Perez Pazmiño, Guayaquil 593, Ecuador
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Department of Agricultural Engineering and Forestry, University of Valladolid (UVA), Campus Universitario Duques de Soria, 42004 Soria, Spain
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Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Valladolid (UVA), Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales, Paseo del Cauce 59, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Department of Phisical, University of Valladolid (UVA), Campus Universitario Duques de Soria, 42004 Soria, Spain
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Received: 3 December 2018 / Revised: 30 December 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2019 / Published: 11 January 2019
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Abstract

Wind power generation has been the fastest-growing energy alternative in recent years, however, it still has to compete with cheaper fossil energy sources. This is one of the motivations to constantly improve the efficiency of wind turbines and develop new Operation and Maintenance (O&M) methodologies. The decisions regarding O&M are based on different types of models, which cover a wide range of scenarios and variables and share the same goal, which is to minimize the Cost of Energy (COE) and maximize the profitability of a wind farm (WF). In this context, this review aims to identify and classify, from a comprehensive perspective, the different types of models used at the strategic, tactical, and operational decision levels of wind turbine maintenance, emphasizing mathematical models (MatMs). The investigation allows the conclusion that even though the evolution of the models and methodologies is ongoing, decision making in all the areas of the wind industry is currently based on artificial intelligence and machine learning models. View Full-Text
Keywords: strategy and maintenance tactics; maintenance methodologies; mathematical models; failures; prediction strategy and maintenance tactics; maintenance methodologies; mathematical models; failures; prediction
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Merizalde, Y.; Hernández-Callejo, L.; Duque-Perez, O.; Alonso-Gómez, V. Maintenance Models Applied to Wind Turbines. A Comprehensive Overview. Energies 2019, 12, 225.

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