Opportunistic Maintenance for Wind Turbines Considering External Opportunities – A Case Study

  • H. Truong Ba
  • M. E. Cholette
  • P. Borghesani
  • L. Ma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This paper aims to develop an opportunistic maintenance (OM) policy for the generator of a hypothetical wind turbine using methods developed recently by the authors. The OM policy considers external opportunities caused by low wind speeds which produce little-to-no electric power. The results show that some cost savings are achievable by taking maximal advantage of these low-speed wind events, particularly when electricity prices are at their peak cycle.


Opportunistic maintenance Maintenance optimization Partial opportunity Wind turbine maintenance 



Preventive maintenance


Opportunistic maintenance


Corrective maintenance


Non-homogeneous Poisson Process


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Truong Ba
    • 1
  • M. E. Cholette
    • 1
  • P. Borghesani
    • 2
  • L. Ma
    • 1
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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