Operational Management

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We have been providing Operational Management services for wind and solar farms on behalf of the operators for more than twenty-five years. Our modern control room monitors renewable energy plants and battery storage facilities in nine countries 24/7 and responds quickly and expertly to fault reports.

The right solution for any renewable energy project

We know: Every energy park is different; every operator has different needs. That's why our operational management modules offer maximum flexibility. You can choose between three service levels: Basic, Comfort and Premium.

The Basic modules are ideal for operators who want to take care of most of the operational management on their own.
Our Comfort modules comprise the central and more complex Operational Management services. These include inspections, fault clearance, deadline and condition management, along with accounting and commercial management. They are the core of our O&M offers.
Our Premium modules are the cherry on top of the cake in terms of individual optimisation, evaluation, and consulting with in-depth engineering knowledge. This is how we get the best out of your wind farm, with maximum relief on your end. Our comprehensive premium services are a special offer that conventional operation managers cannot provide. In the premium package, all basic and comfort services are included.

 

Our Service Levels

Technical Management

Remote Monitoring

Premium

  • Analysis of operating data to optimise performance
  • Plausibility check of operating data
  • Optimised data communication & quality
  • Maintenance of operator portal
  • Premium access to monitoring software

Comfort

  • 24/7 remote monitoring via Control Room
  • Coordinated and predictive fault clearance
  • Data Network monitoring
  • Performance curve check for performance monitoring
  • Notification to off-taker
  • Performance monitoring of subsystems
  • Comfort-level access to monitoring software

Basic

  • Electronic logbook
  • Transmission of malfunction notifications
  • Monitoring of the plant status
  • Basic customer access to monitoring software

 

On-site Service 

Premium

  • ABO Lock in each WTG with intelligent key management and component access control
  • Biannual inspections of WTGs
  • Monthly visual inspection of facility
  • Ice resets

Comfort

  • Coordination of switching authorisation
  • Annual inspection of WTGs
  • Monthly visual inspection of facility
  • Coordination of vegetation control.
  • Key management on site
  • ABO Lock for component safety in every WTG

Basic

  • One central ABO Lock for smart key management

Add-Ons

Handover Support 

  • Initial inspection coordination
  • Selection of external auditors
  • Support during initial inspection

 

Operation 

Premium

  • Review of updates, upgrades, operating reports and data by technical experts to optimise performance
  • Plausibility check as proof of authority
  • Extended monthly “Premium-Plus” report
  • Monthly availability comparison
  • Incident and damage management by technical experts

Comfort 

  • Plant responsibility according to EN 50110
  • Personal technical park manager for proactive monitoring & management
  • Incident management
  • Monitoring of operating conditions
  • Availability monitoring
  • Monthly premium report
  • Insurance management

Basic 

  • Automated defect, deadline, documentation and incident management
  • Monthly basic report
  • Monitoring and notification of owner obligations under the maintenance contract

Add-Ons 

Operational Management Documentation 

  • Obtaining WTG documentation in accordance with the WTG purchase contract
  • Deadline management
  • Support in obtaining the WTG documentation
Environment Impact Control 

Premium

  • Recommendations on mitigating environmental impact
  • Stakeholder management
  • Annual inspections of compensation measures
  • Support with local complaints
  • Technical support for noise monitoring

Comfort 

  • Monitoring of species protection measures
  • Noise monitoring
  • Land management 
  • Coordination and documentation of implemented measures

 

Commercial Management

Accounting 

Premium

  • Integrated approval processes
  • Support for tax law inquiries
  • Cost analyses
  • Supporting external auditors
  • Preparation of the notes to the annual financial statements
  • Corporate law procedures
  • Support for general meetings

Comfort 

  • Payment transactions
  • Dunning – Delinquency collections,
  • VATreturn management
  • Preparation of annual financial statements
  • Liaising with tax advisor

Basic 

  • Transaction posting
  • Accounting evaluations

 

Contracts 

Premium

  • Contract optimisation, including RFQs and tender-process management
  • Tracking of compensation payments (feed-in management)
  • Assessment of eligibility for curtailment compensation payments 
  • Evaluations and reporting

 


Comfort 

  • Contract management
  • Fulfilment of contractual obligations to off-taker
  • Fulfilment of reporting obligations
  • Audit of feed-in billing
  • Lease accounting
  • Land register monitoring
  • Controlling and filing of guarantees
  • Electricity tax Reporting

Basic  

  • Maintenance of contract overview
  • Automatic deadline notifications
  • Recording of revenues
  • Plausibilised revenue check

 

Commercial Management 

Premium

  • Monthly reporting based on customer requirements
  • Management of bank financing
  • Optimisation of operational costs

 


Comfort 

  • Full commercial overview
  • Liquidity planning and management
  • Quarterly standard reporting including financing ratios

 

We Offer Complete Documentation

Unlike many of our competitors, we have our own department for project auditing and handover: we collect, check and compare all documents from the planning, construction and financing phases. Operators have prompt access to all project data, an overview of warranty periods and documentation relevant to safety and approval. On request, we also initiate, accompany and take responsibility for the acceptance test of the wind farm and supervise the elimination of defects. In this way, we build the basis for an efficient operational management.

We Discover Optimisation Potential

Operators of several wind farms benefit from technical and commercial portfolio management: A personal contact person manages your portfolio. The uniform data preparation of all wind farms enables cross-wind-farm analyses, brings synergy effects, and makes the work of asset managers easier. With this knowledge, we can implement preventive measures. Our BWE-certified technical experts have a detailed view of your wind farm and detect hidden optimisation potential.


The quality management of our technical and commercial operational management, our technical and expert services is certified by DQS according to ISO 9001:2015.

Contact

Jan Assmus

Wind & Solar

Jan Assmus

Tel. +49 6132 89 88-280
Fax +49 6132 98 88-29
sales(at)abo-wind.com

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