Management for your wind farm

Transparent, efficient and reliable

VSB’S ENERGY FARM MANAGEMENT
Our operational management ensures maximum
availability and increasing yields

Operational management – Transparent and efficient

With 20 years of experience and 18 employees, our operational management team maximises the energy-based availability of your wind farm, ensuring reliable yields.

We currently manage, both technically and commercially, a portfolio with a total output of 1.3 GW – from institutional investors and investment companies but also from civil society energy projects, municipal utilities and energy suppliers.

A crucial factor for the economic success of your wind farm is perfect coordination right from the start: from foresighted operational management and regular maintenance and inspections, to round-the-clock remote monitoring. In this way, downtime is kept to a minimum. On your behalf, we will also keep an eye on the deadlines for all necessary inspections, e.g. recurring audits, DGUV V3 inspections and pressure vessel testing. You can rest assured that with us as your operator you will not miss any key dates.

BASE, PLUS or additional modules: The right concept for everyone

Extreme mechanical loads combined with long operating times place high demands on the operational management of wind farms. And yet every wind farm is an individual technical system. That’s why we offer you maximum flexibility with our modular technical and commercial management services. In addition to the BASE and PLUS modules, we offer a wide range of individual services to suit your specific needs. We will be happy to advise you personally and find the right solution for you.

Scope of services: Wind farm technical management

Scope of services BASE
PLUS
24/7 monitoring and documentation 24/7 system monitoring
System set-up, SCADA data service and WIS2Go app
Fault management
Regular reports
Documentation in maintenance history records
Wind farm operation Responsibility for operator’s obligations
Grid management
Energy billing and auditing
Feed-in and load management
Direct marketing
On-site assistance Scheduled maintenance organisation
Unscheduled maintenance
Monitoring of maintenance and inspections
On-site inspections
Landscaping, winter road clearance, on-site attendant
Support Support with warranty claims
Support with approval requirements Additional module
on request
Monitoring compensation and substitution measures Additional module
on request
Insurance handling
Public registers Additional module
on request


“VSB is providing a completely reliable support for the KommunalPartner wind turbines and constantly optimizes operation. I especially appreciate the fact that VSB thinks outside the box, provides consistent informationand ensures the highest level of trust with the operator.”

Julian Klett, Projektleiter, Stadtwerke Tübingen

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Our services in detail

  • Initial set-up and SCADA data service

    We will set up your wind farm communication (SCADA, WIS, energy meters), create the master data for maintenance planning, and start the maintenance history record. The SCADA data service includes the 24/7 online connection of wind turbines to our control centre and automated data retrieval.

     

  • Customer access: WIS and WIS2Go app

    We create a customer access to our monitoring software (WIS). The WIS2Go app gives you access to your system from your mobile device.

  • Supervision and monitoring

    If our 24/7 automated remote monitoring or the control centre detects a fault in a wind turbine, the fault is analysed and appropriate measures are planned to remedy the fault. When remedying such faults, the paramount aim is always to keep wind turbine downtime to a minimum.

  • Reporting and communication

    We prepare a comprehensive monthly report containing information on energy yield, availability, faults and other events, work carried out and scheduled maintenance, as well as recommendations going forward.

  • Documentation and maintenance history records

    We keep a maintenance history record for each wind turbine, which stores the most important and relevant data. Upon request, the operator may inspect and receive copies of this record at any time.

  • Responsibility for turbines

    On request, we can assume responsibility for your turbines in accordance with the FGW technical guideline TR7, category A1 in conjunction with DIN VDE 0105-100:2015.

  • Energy billing

    We compare monthly yields with the billing data of the respective network operator and/or network infrastructure provider, checking these for plausibility.

  • Network security management

    We record feed-in management and redispatching curtailments performed by the network operator. Using the information provided by the network operator, we check whether the measures recorded are complete. We calculate compensation amounts and monitor compensation payments.

     

  • Direct marketing support

    We will be pleased to support and advise you on concluding, fully implementing and, if necessary, readvertising your direct marketing contract.

  • On-site inspections

    We regularly carry out systematic on-site inspections of the wind turbine according to a checklist (with or without ascent).

     

  • Landscaping, winter road clearance, on-site attendant

    We commission service providers with the necessary landscaping and snow clearance duties around your wind turbines. If required, we can also organise the provision of an on-site attendant (e.g. to carry out ice resets or supervise visitors to your wind farm).

     

  • Support with warranty claims

    If desired, we will also support you in asserting warranty and guarantee claims against suppliers.

  • Monitoring compensation and substitution measures

    We organise the control, documentation and inspection of the compensation and substitution measures for your wind farm in accordance with the provisions of your approval under the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG).

  • Auditing

    We check all invoices issued to customers in connection with the technical operation of the wind turbine for factual correctness with regard to services rendered, eligibility for claims (warranty cases), costs and plausibility.

  • Public registers

    We support you with necessary ongoing reports to the Market Master Data Register, REMIT reports and other reporting obligations.

  • Insurance handling

    We handle wind turbine damage claims on your behalf.

  • Yield certificates

    We organise the calculation of the extended period of the initial tariff or proof of the site quality for the wind turbine in accordance with the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). 

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