Utility Scale Wind Farm Testing
Power Performance Assessments
- Power Output
- Power Curve
- Wind Farm Efficiency
Whether it is contractual acceptance of an individual turbine, verification of the overall performance of a wind farm, or investigation into lower than expected Wind Turbine output and availability, McHale Renewables is well versed in advising our clients in the proper testing techniques that will provide answers with confidence.
McHale Renewables has technical advisors that are experienced in serving as “owner’s engineers” that identify, quantify, and mitigate risks associated with plant performance for our clients. We have assisted project owners, financial institutions, and legal counsel with advising/consulting services and performance audits. McHale Advisors understand the importance of reviewing proposed designs, development of strong contractual language, construction monitoring, and witnessing of key tests to ensure performance guarantees are achieved with confidence so to ensure the success of a project.
Test Code Specialists
McHale Renewables is recognized throughout the power generation market as a specialized engineering group that provides superior testing and plant performance improvement services. McHale is actively involved in the development and application of test codes.
Qualified & Impartial Test Personnel
McHale has worked with a variety of EPC contractors, plant owners, and manufacturers throughout the power industry. The McHale team is known for quick response time, expertise in plant and component issues, and accurate results.
Code Compliant and Calibrated Test Equipment
McHale has a compliment of test equipment designed to augment the standard built in solar power plant instrumentation so to improve the uncertainty of performance testing necessary to meet the desired confidence for contractual acceptance and for provision of information for long term financial projections of the assets.
- Wind Speed Primary and Reference Anemometers
- Wind Direction Sensors
- Barometric Pressure
- Radiation Shielded Ambient Temperature
- Ambient Humidity
- Mobile Data Loggers