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Phil McKay, CanREA: Canadian Wind Optimization Oppurtunities
Leveraging CanREA's 2020 Wind Energy Optimization Guidelines, industry polling provides a first look at the optimization opportunities most relevant to wind farm owners, operators, OEMs and service providers in Canada for the purpose of R&D prioritization. An online survey was developed and distributed to the CanREA Operations Caucus network allowing industry to rank R&D priorities for specific technologies categorized in the following groups as identified in the Guidelines; Increasing Power Output (hardware, software, site-wide processes), Improving Efficiency (workforce, work planning, equipment), Restoring Performance, and Life Extension. The results of the survey will be presented including important context regarding data collection.

The Wind Energy Institute of Canada advances the development of wind energy across Canada through research, testing, innovation and collaboration.